The intellectual structure of gender equality research in the business economics literature

Francisco Díez-Martín, Giorgia Miotto, Cristina Del-Castillo-Feito

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In both the public and private sectors, gender equality is a major issue faced by modern management. It is also a primary concern for the global sustainable development defined by the UN 2030 Agenda. Gender equality, as a research topic, has been explored from many different social, economic and political sides; nevertheless, gender equality in business economics is still a very promising research field since the everchanging global organisational environment requires frequent updates and polysemic approaches. The aim of this study is to identify and visualise the intellectual structure and dynamics of gender equality research on business economics literature through a bibliometric quantitative literature analysis. Our results found 12 main lines of research. They also identify the trending topics, sources of knowledge, and literature dissemination paths along these lines between 2001 and 2020. This work contributes to the field of gender issues by showing its intellectual structure and providing a research agenda and identifying future research lines and gaps in the area.

Original languageEnglish
JournalReview of Managerial Science
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


  • Bibliometric
  • Business economics
  • Gender equality
  • Quotas
  • Salary gap
  • Women on boards


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