A bibliometric analysis on efficient use of environmental resources

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The relevance of sustainability in contemporary society is on a growing trend owing to the predominance of economic development and environmental conservation plans amidst challenges of climate change. Eco-efficiency is a growing tool to qualify economic and environmental sustainability. In this chapter, the trends of eco-efficiency over the last three decades were evaluated in a bibliometric analysis from publications in the Web of Science database. An analysis of the publications, the journals they were published in, keywords used, and citations among other aspects was done using the VOSviewer software. Findings showed that the eco-efficiency concept was predominantly applied in the environmental sciences and technology fields among others. The growth in the concept was exponential, and the majority of publications were from developed countries. The application of the concept is a roadmap to better resource management and sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Building Greener Economics and Adopting Digital Tools in the Era of Climate Change
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781668446126
ISBN (Print)9781668446102
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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