Corporate social responsibility knowledge base: A bibliometric analysis

Wakara Ibrahimu Nyabakora (1) Sarah Elizabeth Mohabir (2)
(1) Local Government Training Institute, Tanzania, United Republic of
(2) Sardar Patel University, India


This research aims to analyze the current landscape of Corporate social responsibility (CSR) research. Using the Scopus database, the study employed the PRISMA sampling technique and analyzed 3679 articles using the VOSviewer program. The results show the emergence of CSR research in 1989, with a notable focus on topics such as corporate performance, corporate governance, family business, and socially responsible investment. We also find no evidence of a relationship between the number of an author's articles and the number of citations. Moreover, CSR research is largely monopolized by developed countries, leaving developing economies in the dark. Our study provides valuable insights into the past, present, and future trajectories of CSR research.

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Wakara Ibrahimu Nyabakora (Primary Contact)
Sarah Elizabeth Mohabir
Author Biographies

Wakara Ibrahimu Nyabakora, Local Government Training Institute

Department of Local Government Accounting and Finance, The Local Government Training Institute, P. O. Box 1125, Dodoma, Tanzania, email:

Sarah Elizabeth Mohabir, Sardar Patel University

Post-Graduate Department of Business Management, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 388120 Gujarat, India

Nyabakora, W. I., & Mohabir, S. E. (2024). Corporate social responsibility knowledge base: A bibliometric analysis. Modern Finance, 2(1), 101–120.

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