Research on corporate reputation : A bibliometric review of 43 years (1977- 2020)

Fatimah Noor Rashidah, Mohd Sofian and Khairul Hafezad, Abdullah and Mohd Sabrun, Ibrahim (2023) Research on corporate reputation : A bibliometric review of 43 years (1977- 2020). International Journal of Information Science and Management (IJISM), 21 (2). pp. 31-54. ISSN 2008-8302

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Corporate reputation is vital in today’s uncertain and challenging business environment. It is crucial for firms’ long-term viability, prominence in a competitive market, and relationship with the stakeholders. Research on corporate reputation has been increasing tremendously. This study aimed to perform a bibliometric analysis to find the trends in corporate reputation publications, influential countries, institutions, sources, and scholars and propose a model that could impact corporate reputation. The keyword “corporate reputation” was used as it is a collective view of all stakeholders by using the TITLE-ABS-KEY, inserted with quotation marks. One thousand eight hundred seven publications from 1977 to 2020 were extracted from the Scopus database. Data were exported to Microsoft Excel, Publish or Perish (PoP), and VOSviewer. The trends show an increase in corporate reputation research, with most corporate reputation studies focusing on business, management, and accounting fields. The United States accounted for nearly half of the corporate reputation publications, with New York University being the most productive institution. Some of the scholars have been mentioned in this paper. A proposed model has been developed, comprising the corporate image, e-communication, stakeholder, philanthropy, and leadership as the variables that could impact corporate reputation. This model could be further explored using qualitative or case studies. Also, contingency theory could be explored in the corporate reputation area. This study’s contribution is to provide an overview to scholars on the corporate reputation research area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric Analysis, Corporate Reputation, Publish or Perish, VOS Viewer.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2023 00:47
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 00:47

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