State of Economic Research, Sourcing Risks, and Capital Market Perception
2. Relevant German economic literature - a bibliometric assessment
“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”
The goal of this chapter is to evaluate the latest developments of relevant academic German literature with the help of bibliometric methods. Therefore, the analysis is divided into two parts with different perspectives and scopes. The first part, in section 2.1, deals with the question of how environmental economics and business literature can be characterized as a field of research and what kind of publications have had the most impact. It is a rather abstract but complete view on a complex field of environmental economics research.
The second part deals with the question of whether clean technology-related applications have explicitly been addressed in literature. The methods need to be adopted here, as the question of academic impact plays a tangential role. Instead, rather sensitive methods are applied in order to detect all Cleantech-related literature. The analysis can be found in section 2.2.
2.1. Environmental economics and business literature: An impact analysis
Over the past 40 years, environmental economics as a field of research has become increasingly relevant. Allocation problems and costs associated with pollution, dwindling resources and climate change make instantaneously clear that environmental and ecological problems go hand in hand with economic issues and prosperity. Therefore, the combination of economic and environmental research issues have developed to a mature research area with a wide range of scientific publications media and individual...
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