Research Focus, Frontier and Knowledge Base of Green Technology in China: Metrological Research Based on Mapping Knowledge Domains
Xingwei Li 1  
,   Hongyu Long 2  
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School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China
Xingwei Li   

School of Management, Jiangsu University, No.301 Xuefu Road,Jingkou Distrct, 212013, Zhenjiang, China
Submission date: 2019-10-06
Final revision date: 2019-11-16
Acceptance date: 2019-11-21
Online publication date: 2020-03-27
Publication date: 2020-05-12
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(5):3003–3011
Priority needs to be given to the green technology of saving resources, saving energy and reducing pollution by enterprises in the new era where green development needs promotion because humans and nature are the community of life. In essence, green technology is the innovation-driven development of enterprises under the background of green development. In order to sort out the research trend of Chinese scholars on green technology, 206 articles published during the period of 1994 to 2017 and their citations mainly from the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index database were studied by means of bibliometrics and mapping knowledge domains, which reveals the trend of a number of Chinese green technology research papers published, the evolution path of the hot research topics, the research frontier and the knowledge base, drawing inspiration from them. The main conclusions are as follows:
1) The number of Chinese scholars’ research on green technology shows an N-type upward trend and will continue to rise in the future.
2) Green technology, technological innovation and environmental protection have long been research hotspots of China’s green technology research.
3) The frontiers of green technology research in China can be divided into three stages for germination (1994 to 2010), rapid growth (2010 to 2014)and depth advancement (2015 to present.
4) The knowledge base of green technology research in China is mainly composed of efficiency, the relationship between the environment and economics, green technological innovation, environmental regulation and intellectual property.