Title: Social responsibility in supply chain: bibliometric analysis and literature review

Authors: Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Fontoura; Arnaldo Fernandes Matos Coelho

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal ' Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Abstract: The objective of this study is to map academic publications on the subject and the intellectual knowledge contained therein, while covering past research and identifying potential future trends and paths of research in the fields of corporate social responsibility and supply chain management, identifying some of the most relevant research in this field and a selection of the latest trends according to information found in the Web of Science database. It was performed a systematic review of the literature, with a specific focus on drafting maps for visualising an underlying intellectual structure. This analysis encompasses the scope of the articles published and the annual number of citations for the period between 1900 and 2018, as registered by the Web of Science database. The main contribution of this study thus arises from identifying the main research trends in this field and the respective shortcomings and specific opportunities for future research.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR; sustainability; supply chain management; SCM; systematic review; bibliometric studies; literature review; sustainable business; socially responsible practices.

DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2020.10030500

Global Business and Economics Review, 2020 Vol.23 No.3, pp.302 - 346

Received: 23 Mar 2019
Accepted: 11 Aug 2019

Published online: 01 Oct 2020 *

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