"Sustainable development" as a label within business studies: What can be learned from a bibliometric analysis?
"Sustainable development" as a label within business studies: What can be learned from a bibliometric analysis?

Author(s): Marija Čutura, Ivan Novak, Dijana Ćavar
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies, Economic policy, Economic development
Published by: Notitia d.o.o.
Keywords: sustainability; sustainable development; business economy; bibliometric analysis;

Summary/Abstract: In a modern society, the issues of sustainable development have evolved on different levels, from the new global frameworks over governmental policies to the new business models. In the 1980s, the term sustainable development emerged from the relationship between preserving the planet and meeting human needs (IUCN, 1980). The general idea behind the concept of sustainable development is to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (United Nations General Assembly, 1987). As one of the main challenges in economics and business, the concept of sustainable development has also emerged in the wide area of business economics. The aim of this paper is to provide an extensive literature overview dealing with the concept of sustainable development within a field of business economics. For the purpose of the analysis a bibliometric approach with multiple correspondence analyses has been used on the Web of Science Core Collection database for the observed period of ten years. The results illustrate the importance of sustainable development as a topic, as well as wide range of approaches and variety of sub-topics linked to the concept of sustainable development in business and economics literature.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 11-24
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English