COVID-19 has been the “hottest” topic in many fields of research during 2020–2021.
Our analysis focuses on the publications related to the pandemic in the business and
economics area. Using the Web of Science database, the main international research
patterns in this field have been analysed. Our research covers less than two years
(2020 and part of 2021), but the number of publications is large (more than 1,000)
in this limited time span. The publication patterns of the CEE countries have also
been examined. Bibliometric and social network analysis was used to assess which countries
and institutions published the most during this period. For analysing the main trends
in the given field, keyword analysis was performed.