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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Journals
DOI 10.3390/su131810335
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Trends and challenges in regional life cycle management: A bibliometric analysis
Author Bezama, A.; Mittelstädt, N.; Thrän, D.; Balkau, F.
Source Titel Sustainability
Year 2021
Volume 13
Issue 18
Page From art. 10335
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords regional life cycle management; regional life cycle assessment; bibliometric analysis
Abstract Life cycle management has become increasingly important in the formulation of regional sustainable development policies and programs, while research on and the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies are predominantly conducted in a business context or for materials and product-related issues. In light of the growing importance of regional policymaking, this article discusses the current scientific landscape of regional life cycle management approaches. It conducts a bibliometric analysis using the Scopus database and integrates a co-word analysis to highlight important linkages. Our analysis reveals that an increasing number of papers have been published on regional-level LCAs in recent years; however, they remain focused on issues related to the traditional materials-oriented aspects. Conversely, little research appears to be conducted on regional life cycle management issues and activities. The research is strongly centralized, with a clustering of regional LCA studies within a relatively small group of countries, institutes, journals and authors. Despite a rapid increase in recently published papers, our analysis reveals a gap in research and knowledge transfer of regional LCA results to public policymakers and regional planners.
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Bezama, A., Mittelstädt, N., Thrän, D., Balkau, F. (2021):
Trends and challenges in regional life cycle management: A bibliometric analysis
Sustainability 13 (18), art. 10335 10.3390/su131810335