A systematic literature review of current understanding and future scope on Green Intellectual Capital

Deepika Ahlawat, Dr. Priti Sharma, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar


Purpose: This paper intends to contemplate the evolution and growth of green intellectual capital over the period 2008 to 2022, consequences of green intellectual capital, its sectoral classification, current trends and future scope of research.

Design/Methodology/ApproachFor a better understanding of this concept, a systematically arranged review was performed following PRISMA framework. For this, data has been extracted from Scopus and Web of Science databases. Collected data were confined on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The paper was sectioned into two types of analysis: bibliometric analysis and content analysis.

Findings: Results highlighted that green intellectual capital has important meanings in influencing organisational performance, namely economic, social and financial performance. Findings also deduced that researchers were mainly focused on the manufacturing sector.

Practical implications: This study will provide useful insights to researchers, practitioners, managers and policymakers. Findings suggest intangible resource-green intellectual capital should be managed efficaciously which will provide competitive benefits and also contribute to undertakings’ financial, social and environmental performance.

Originality/value: The existing literature needs to be apprehended and streamlined for enabling synergy in deciphering its explicit outcomes. Also, there are only a few studies focusing on this construct and on its systematic literature review.


Green intellectual capital, green human capital, bibliometric analysis, systematic literature review

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/ic.2191

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Intangible Capital, 2004-2023

Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

Publisher: OmniaScience