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Firms’ sustainable practice research in developing countries: Mapping the cited literature by Bibliometric analysis approach

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Jan 01, 2018


This paper reports a review on firms sustainable practice (SP) using Bibliometric analysis approach. The objectives of this review are to discuss on the key research focus of SP literature in developing countries based on highly cited (authors, countries, articles and journals) and to determine the emerging areas of interests. The data is extracted from Scopus indexed database yielding 1,564 documents of which only 414 (26%) cited literatures were from developing countries. The analysis shows that Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is the main category of research that appears consistently and frequently. The highest contributing countries is China (163 articles), India (93 articles) and Malaysia (40 articles). The highest cited author is Srivastava S.K. from India (1350 citation, published year 2007). The most influential researchers are Sarkis J. (31 publications) and Zhu Q. (22 publications). The most frequent avenue for publication for GSCM research is the Journal of Cleaner Production.

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