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    A bibliometric review on natural resource accounting during 1995–20142016

    CHEN W., GAO C., GENG Y., LIU W., ZHONG S.Journaux et Revues (scientifiques)

    lca / lcia / slca / lcc / lcsa / mfa, comptabilité environnementale, analyse bioéconomique, méta-analyse

    Journal of Cleaner Production
    Volume 139, 15 December 2016, Pages 122–132

    Highlights
    • A bibliometric review on natural resource accounting is conducted.
    • USA is the most productive country, while China is the second productive.
    • Emergy analysis has become the most promising method on accouting natural resources.
    • The combination of different methods will be future mainstream method.

    Abstract
    Natural resource accounting plays a critical role in sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources. This paper aims to review research progress on natural resource accounting for the period of 1995–2014. The main research methods for this study include bibliometric analysis and social network analysis, covering publications’ performances, characteristics of related journals, countries, institutions, authors and keywords. The results show that the total amount of publications on natural resource accounting has increased rapidly since 2001. The most productive journal, country, institution, and author are Journal of Environmental Management, USA, University of California, and Dr. Chen, respectively. All of them have higher academic influence. Meanwhile, natural resources that attract most attentions are water and energy. The six main research methods in this field include mathematic modeling, emergy, exergy, ecological footprint (EF), life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA).Reasons for the prominent performance of key countries and institutions are then discussed and uncovered, as well as for six methods. Finally, suggestions on how to further promote the development of this research field are raised.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652616311647

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