Title: Fair trade: international literature review and research agenda

Authors: Filippe Barros; Vanessa Pinsky; Fernando Nascimento; Adalberto Fischmann

Addresses: School of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 908, sala E-200, Butantã, São Paulo, SP, CEP: 05508-010, Brazil ' School of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 908, sala E-197, Butantã, São Paulo, SP, CEP: 05508-010, Brazil ' School of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of São Paulo, Brazil Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 908, sala G-166, Butantã, São Paulo, SP, CEP: 05508-010, Brazil ' School of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 908, sala E-200, Butantã, São Paulo, SP, CEP: 05508-010, Brazil

Abstract: The aim of this study is to conduct a literature review, pointing to a research agenda on fair trade focused on management area. The specific objectives are: a) evaluate the quantity of publications over time; b) identify the most productive authors; c) identify journals with the most publications; d) identify the keywords used; e) identify the most cited articles. Using bibliometric method, our major findings were: fair trade literature is recent, has two core journals and has no consolidated productive elite. The quantity of articles focused on fair trade consumption and the prevalence of studies on agricultural (especially coffee) products were also explored. Finally, the analysis of the most-cited papers led to the inference that the subject is relevant to international publications. From this analysis, we can point to a research agenda as well as the importance of Latin America in this context.

Keywords: fair trade literature; research agenda; literature review; management area; international literature; bibliometrics; most cited authors; journal citations; keywords; most cited articles; sustainable development; sustainability; core journals; fair trade consumption; agricultural products; coffee; Latin America; publication quantity.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2015.073069

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2015 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.315 - 331

Received: 17 Feb 2015
Accepted: 17 Apr 2015

Published online: 13 Nov 2015 *

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