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Social Entrepreneur Study: Lesson from Bibliometric Application during Four Decades
Agung Purnomo, Yanuarita Kusuma Permata Sari, Annisa Dina Shalsabilla Sugiantoro, Chincin Veronika

Last modified: 2021-06-19


Social entrepreneurs and their studies grow and develop as one solution to global social problems. Research on social entrepreneurs continues to develop but is limited to one country and/or one field. From the perspective of the bibliometric application, this study purposes to visually research mapping and research trends in the field of social entrepreneur on an international scale. This study used bibliometric techniques with secondary data from Scopus. Analyze and visualize data using the VOSViewer program and the analyse search results function on Scopus. This study analyzed 1,070 scientific documents published from 1978 to 2019. According to the research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Studies, and Bacq, S. had the most active affiliated institutions and individual scientists in social entrepreneur study. Business, management, and accounting; and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship were the most studied and disseminated outlets of social entrepreneur research. There were two category maps of collaborative researchers from around the world. Based on the identification of a collection of knowledge accumulated from over forty-one years of publication, this research proposes a grouping of social entrepreneur research themes: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Social entrepreneurship, Social, Entrepreneur skills, Education and Sustainable development, process abbreviated as EESSEES study themes.


bibliometric, research trends, research mapping, social entrepreneur, study themes