Research in strategy and sustainability: proposal of a research agenda from a bibliometric study

Luana da Silva Marques, Claudia Terezinha Kniess, Silvia Regina Meira, Mauro Silva Ruiz


This work aimed to understand the intellectual structure that connects the themes of Strategy and Sustainability, from the analysis of academic production in high impact factor journals, through a bibliometric research. The justification for this study is due to the fact that there is no review that connects the strategy and sustainability relationship, although many researchers recognize the theme as a strategic challenge for companies. The research method was bibliometric and data collection took place on the ISI Web of Science platform. According to the results, the publication of articles on strategy and sustainability has increased considerably in recent years. The results indicate that three intellectual bases have influenced the study of strategy and sustainability: the first deals with the relation of sustainability and competitiveness; The second is related to the resources / capabilities for the competitive advantage with sustainability; The third, the influence of the environment on the competitive advantage considering sustainability. A set of future studies based on the results is suggested.


Sustainability; Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Sustainable Management; Bibliometrics.


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