This study explores the entire archive of RAE-eletrônica, consisting of 240 articles in 18 editions, from 2002 to 2010, using techniques of bibliometrics, social network analysis and geographic analysis. It analyzes the content, involving titles, keywords, summary and body of texts; collaboration between authors and institutions; most influential journals and conferences, and citations and self-citations involving authorship and references. It concludes that the RAE-eletrônica collection largely reflects the characteristics of the universe of recent academic administration production in Brazil, due to the greater influence of RAE and international journals, and ANPAD conferences. Highlights are FGV-EAESP, USP and UFRGS as the most influential institutions of the collection. Terms like “company”, “organization” and “work” are among the most mentioned in the texts, while “management” is the most frequent keyword. The combined use of the techniques explored in this article leverages its appropriation to other sets of articles and scientific fields.