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This study aims to explore research and to identify research clusters on sustainable development by using bibliometric analysis. The sustainable development field is examined using the selected research articles. A co-citation unit is used to analyze the relationship between cited documents, and then science mapping is used to identify clusters in this relationship. The results show that there are four main distinct clusters, of which the most important concerns sustainable supply chains and logistics management. This cluster is then classified into five bunches of knowledge sources. These bunches illustrate the need for a trend in sustainability issues that includes a social dimension to balance economic and environmental dimensions for long-term development. There are logistics management and lean concepts that can be applied to sustainable development to move toward business sustainability. The future direction of sustainable business concerns economic values, environmental policy and stakeholder engagement for business opportunities. The contribution of this article is to identify trends in sustainable development by means of bibliometric analysis, to develop research in the future. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.
In this paper, the proposed methodology can help to explore and identify the research trend of sustainable development. It can support clearer focus on identifying research gaps to give future research directions. We need to explore research trends and to identify clusters in order to strengthen research on sustainable development in the future through a bibliometric analysis. The results of science mapping show the relationship between cited articles with four separate clusters: sustainable supply chain and logistics management, sustainable assessment, sustainable modeling and manufacturing technology. Sustainable supply chain and logistics management is the largest cluster, and has a relationship between sustainable development and logistics management. Moreover, the lean concept as a lean tool is used to analyze and improve business processes via sustainable perspectives. However, a gap in research is found in that not all three sustainable perspectives are considered for business implementation. The science mapping based on the research articles also leads to the conclusion that the research on sustainable development is developing a research model via optimization and performance assessment for a sustainable path. The research does not point to only the economics dimension. To design a model for sustainability, there are both economic and environmental dimensions for implementation. The environmental dimension is examined together with the economics dimension via environmental practice, which highlights the environmental control measure and strategies. However, the social dimension of the research on sustainability concerns the social indicators that play a part in performance measurement. The social indicators are defined according to corporate social responsibility (CSR) to measure social responsibility of businesses. To implement social sustainability, the businesses highlight community investment to support community activities such as charity and philanthropy that are not directly business opportunities. It only builds the corporate image of their businesses, however; society cannot obtain the long-term benefits. The social dimension is related to employees, suppliers, community and customers. The social issue is less concentration overall of the stakeholder to business implementation for sustainability.