Sustainability and Financial Performance of SMEs: A Bibliometric and Systematic Literature Review

Bartolacci, Francesca, Caputo, Andrea and Soverchia, Michela (2020) Sustainability and Financial Performance of SMEs: A Bibliometric and Systematic Literature Review. Business Strategy & The Environment . ISSN 1099-0836

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Abstract

Based on a 20-year dataset collected from the Web of Science database, this study aims to present a comprehensive knowledge map of the intellectual structure of the field of study of sustainability and financial performances in SMEs. A bibliometric analysis and systematic literature review method was employed by analyzing articles published between 1999 and 2018, using the VOSViewer software. The analyses provide an overview of articles, authors, the most influential journals, and themes of research. The results reveal the existence of three themes in research: the role of innovation and entrepreneurship their impact on sustainability in SMEs (cluster 1); CSR in the context of SMEs (cluster 2); and, green management and environmental issues for SMEs (cluster 3). In sum, this paper discusses prominent insights from the research analyses and recommends future research directions for the field.

Keywords:SMEs, sustainability, financial performance, literature review, bibliometric, VOSViewer
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:39014
Deposited On:02 Dec 2019 11:59

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