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PEREIRA, Gustavo Menoncin de Carvalho; YEN-TSANG, Chen; MANZINI, Reinaldo Belickas and ALMEIDA, Nádia Vernes. Environmental sustainability: a bibliometric study of its evolution in operations management. Prod. [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.4, pp. 610-619. Epub Oct 28, 2011. ISSN 0103-6513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132011005000053.
Sustainability and sustainable development have offered a great challenge for organizations, governments and society, in order to make the new paradigm effective in managerial and operational practices. In the field of Operations Management (OM), researchers and organizations have been trying to develop and incorporate new concepts, models and tools in an effort to adjust their management procedures to this new paradigm. This article presents a bibliometric study and proposes to investigate the frequency of the sustainability theme in academic research, within the scope of OM, analyzing articles published in the International Journal of Operations & Production Management and making a parallel with relevant OM Brazilian Journals. Main results presented the evolution of sustainability in Operations Management and the identified themes within. The main conclusion, ranking its themes by co-citation, is that sustainability was identified as an emerging theme and it is closely related to Manufacturing Strategy discussions in the OM field.
Keywords : Sustainability; Operations management; Bibliometric study; Sustainable resource view; Green supply chain.