Documentation, Informaiton & Knowledge ›› 2023, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (6): 117-128.doi: 10.13366/j.dik.2023.06.117

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Research Progress in Data Element Markets at Home and Abroad: A Systematic Literature Review

WANG Xue1, XIA Yikun1, PEI Lei2   

  1. 1.The Research Institute for Data Management Innovations of Nanjing University, Suzhou, 215011;
    2.School of Information Management, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210023
  • Online:2023-11-10 Published:2023-12-10
  • Contact: Correspondence should be addressed to WANG Xue, Email:, ORCID: 0000-0002-5560-515x
  • Supported by:
    This is an outcome of the Major Project "Research on the Innovation and Application of Information Analysis Methods Based on the Integration of Number and Intelligence"(22&ZD326)supported by National Social Science Foundation of China.

Abstract: [Purpose/Significance] A systematic review of data element market literature at home and abroad helps to deeply understand the structural composition and operational framework of data element market, grasp its key issues and main ideas, and reveal the current research progress and weaknesses, so as to provide theoretical and practical guidance for strengthening the construction of data element market in China. [Design/Methodology] Adopting the bibliometric analysis method and taking the literature related to the topic of data element market in Web of Science and CNKI as the analysis object, based on keyword co-occurrence and its temporal clustering, this paper analyzes the basic theory of data element market construction, operation mechanism and main viewpoints on the development of data trading institutions at home and abroad in conjunction with the text content. [Findings/Conclusion] Research shows that "data element market" is a hot issue of academic research at home and abroad, mainly focusing on the concept system of data elements, the core issues such as operation of the data element market and data trading platforms. Overall, the research is still in the exploratory stage of research, and there is no consensus on research involving data property rights, pricing, and regulation. The systematic and in-depth study of China's data element market still needs to be improved. [Originality/Value] This paper systematically sorts out the research progress of data element market at home and abroad, summarizes the research characteristics and development direction, which provides a reference for further research.

Key words: Data elements, Data market, Data trading institutions, Data element market operation, Research progress