Recent Research Topics in Circular Economy

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This study presents bibliometric data to compare the growth of research between Sustainability, Sustainable, and Circular Economy. Thus, a bibliometric study was carried out from 2009 to 2017 using Web of Science and Scopus, broadening the understanding about the subject and understanding that there is a particular orientation of these studies for European research on the subject. Another critical fact in this research was the disagreement between the two bases concerning the leading authors and most cited articles, having no agreement between the bases, being this an essential gap for research. This article presents a demonstration of how research in Sustainability, Sustainable and Circular Economy has been treated, with a specific commitment of European productions (Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and Belgium, followed by North American productions, resulting in gaps in the literature, and even in the market, and may arouse interest in further research in the area. This article brings a critical contribution to the thought that there is a gap and an opportunity to be explored. From this article, we obtained the search results in the Web of Science and Scopus databases in order to compare their Sustainability, Sustainable, and Circular Economy development.


Bibliometrics; Circular Economy; Sustainability; Sustainable


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M. Carolina Martins-Rodrigues, Luciana Aparecida Barbieri Da Rosa, Maria José Sousa, Taís Pentiado Godoy. (2020) Recent Research Topics in Circular Economy. International Journal of Economics and Management Systems, 5, 1-13


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