Title: Firms' sustainable practice research in developing countries: mapping the cited literature by bibliometric analysis approach

Authors: N. Norfarah; S. Mohd Ali; A.K. Siti-Nabiha; Nader Ale Ebrahim

Addresses: Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia ' School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia ' Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), Universiti Malaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: 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 (1,350 citation, published in 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.

Keywords: green supply chain management; GSCM; bibliometric; developing countries; top cited papers; publication trends.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSM.2019.099036

International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, 2019 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.5 - 26

Received: 18 May 2018
Accepted: 06 Nov 2018

Published online: 12 Apr 2019 *

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