Track: Doctoral Dissertation Competition
This paper presents a systematic and bibliometric review of a closed-loop supply chain pricing strategy focusing on the perspective of carbon emission and game theory. A pricing strategy is a model to establish the best price for a product or service to maximize profits while considering consumer and market demand. In this review, carbon emission and game theory are used to reflect the economic and environmental relationship. Price strategy in a closed-loop supply chain is quite complex due to its specific operations involving collection, reuse, recycle, refurbish, repair and or recondition. Using bibliometric data of 165 research articles from Scopus database between year 2010 until 2022, the outcomes are visualized using VOSviewer. The bibliometric analysis was carried out on trends, rankings, authors, countries, universities, citations, and network visualizations. The content analysis is being done to find out the research purpose, carbon emission policy, type of game, condition, and environmental policy of the research. The result shown that this research area has kept growing, especially in the last five years. Journal of Cleaner Production is the leading journal in this field. China is the country that has the highest contribution with the most affiliations of the author referring to Shanghai Maritime University. Most of the research investigates how to minimize cost, reduce carbon emission and maximize profit by using Stackelberg and Nash game in deterministic conditions. Remanufacturing is the highest environmental policy used by researchers. This paper provides a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of pricing strategy considering CLCS and Game Theory perspectives. It will contribute to academics and professional’s determining pricing strategies and future research directions.