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Joint Ventures and Sustainable Development. A Bibliometric Analysis

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Business Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad Europea de Valencia, Paseo de la Alameda, 7, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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Economics and Business Department, Universidad Católica de Valencia, Calle Corona 34, 46003 Valencia, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(23), 10176; https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310176
Received: 29 October 2020 / Revised: 25 November 2020 / Accepted: 26 November 2020 / Published: 6 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability Practices and Corporate Financial Performance)
One of the most common business strategies in companies’ growth and internationalization is the Joint Venture (JV) strategy. This type of entry mode in the global market has contributed to building a more sustainable international market. This type of collaborative business normally happens between firms located either in the same country or located in different countries with different levels of development. This paper presents a thorough cross-bibliometric analysis of studies examining the relation between joint ventures and sustainability published in academic journals during the period from 1997 to 2020 and available in the Scopus Collection. This mapping of the field on the one hand graphically illustrates the publications’ evolution over time, and on the other hand, the use of bibliometric methodology shows a picture that clusters the academic research of the relationships among these two topics according to the following criteria: JV type, sustainability criteria, host country groups and activity sectors. In addition, the public or private JVs’ nature shows a relation to the type of sustainability, and mainly development and management sustainability. The paper reveals the knowledge gap regarding the connection of these two fields, JV and sustainability, and provides a robust roadmap for further investigation in this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: joint ventures; sustainability; bibliometric analysis; triple bottom line; literature review; FDI; internationalization joint ventures; sustainability; bibliometric analysis; triple bottom line; literature review; FDI; internationalization
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Muñoz de Prat, J.; Escriva-Beltran, M.; Gómez-Calvet, R. Joint Ventures and Sustainable Development. A Bibliometric Analysis. Sustainability 2020, 12, 10176. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310176

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Muñoz de Prat J, Escriva-Beltran M, Gómez-Calvet R. Joint Ventures and Sustainable Development. A Bibliometric Analysis. Sustainability. 2020; 12(23):10176. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310176

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Muñoz de Prat, Javier, María Escriva-Beltran, and Roberto Gómez-Calvet. 2020. "Joint Ventures and Sustainable Development. A Bibliometric Analysis" Sustainability 12, no. 23: 10176. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310176

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