|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4959436||1445945||2018||16 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Key route of data envelopment analysis sustainability applications on eco-efficiency.
- Four major research clusters of applications in sustainability are identified.
- The development trajectory and future research directions are identified.
- Trend of combination of data envelopment analysis with other analytical methods.
- Network data envelopment analysis drawn attention in sustainability applications.
Sustainable development and sustainability assessment have been of great interest to both academe and practitioners in the past decades. In this study, we review the literature on data envelopment analysis (DEA) applications in sustainability using citation-based approaches. A directional network is constructed based on citation relationships among DEA papers published in journals indexed by the Web of Science database from 1996 to March 2016. We first draw the citation chronological graph to present a complete picture of literature development trajectory since 1996. Then we identify the local main DEA development paths in sustainability research by assigning an importance index, namely search path count (SPC), to each link in the citation network. The local main path suggests that the current key route of DEA applications in sustainability focus on the environmental sustainability. Through the Kamada-Kawai layout algorithm, we find four research clusters in the literature including corporate sustainability assessment, regional sustainability assessment, sustainability composite indicator construction, and sustainability performance analysis. For each of the clusters, we further identify the key articles based on citation network and local citation scores, demonstrate the developmental trajectory of the literature, and suggest future research directions.
Journal: European Journal of Operational Research - Volume 264, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, Pages 1-16