Title: Bibliometric analysis of corporate social performance, assessment and evolution

Authors: Nidhi Singh; Surender Kumar

Addresses: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India ' Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India

Abstract: This paper reviews existing studies on corporate social performance (CSP). We have an extensive review of the literature to understand the major research themes and current trends in this field. Studies published in top category journals are explored to reveal the research activities on CSP. For this purpose, more than 500 top category relevant research papers from the SCOPUS database are used. In addition to current publication trends, it divulges influential journals, articles, authors, and the current state of collaboration involving corporate social performance. CSP literature review is conducted to understand the research focus on measurement, disclosure, rating biases, sustainability, and value creation in a global context. The study contributes to understanding the current trends, collaborations, citations, impact analysis of articles and authors. The study successfully captured niche and emerging research themes for future research directions. The present study provides a detailed explanation of literature involving CSP and identifies impediments in the current research that reveals potential research avenues for future studies on CSP.

Keywords: corporate social performance; CSP; bibliometric analysis; Scopus; emerging research themes; future research directions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2024.137012

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2024 Vol.23 No.2, pp.154 - 187

Received: 26 Apr 2022
Accepted: 17 Sep 2022

Published online: 01 Mar 2024 *

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