A comprehensive bibliometric analysis and future research directions in the nexus of sustainable business practices and turnover intention

Anna Katarzyna Florek-Paszkowska, Carlos Arturo Hoyos-Vallejo

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to investigate the complex interplay between sustainable business practices (SBP) and turnover intention (TI), emphasizing how sustainability initiatives impact employee retention and organizational commitment. Methodology: A bibliometric analysis of 325 articles from the Scopus database, spanning 2013–2023, was conducted using Bibliometrix in R-Studio, systematically addressing five pivotal research questions related to SBP and TI. Articles were chosen based on predefined search terms, focusing on SBP, job satisfaction, and TI, and adhered to strict inclusion/exclusion criteria. Findings: Organizations adopting SBP witness a significant decrease in TI, attributed primarily to enhanced job satisfaction and fortified organizational commitment. Concurrently, the literature on SBP and TI has seen an evolutionary shift from predominantly environmental concerns, such as carbon emissions and waste management, to broader socio-economic sustainability dimensions encompassing social responsibility, community engagement, and economic growth. International collaboration in this realm has proven vital, with significant contributions from countries such as Spain, China, and the UK. Leadership efficacy, supportive organizational culture, and emphasis on work-life balance are pivotal in strengthening the SBP-TI bond. Implications for theory and practice: Beyond academic interest, understanding the SBP-TI relationship is crucial for managers and policymakers. Effective SBP integration within organizational strategies can simultaneously promote sustainability and reduce turnover. This emphasizes the practical need for leadership, a supportive culture, and work-life balance to achieve environmental and socio-economic sustainability goals while retaining employees. Originality and value: By presenting an integrated perspective on SBP and TI, this research provides invaluable insights for organizations aiming to harmonize their sustainability objectives with employee retention strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100146
JournalCleaner and Responsible Consumption
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Job satisfaction
  • Leadership
  • Organizational commitment
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Turnover intention

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