Determinants of Energy Intensity in Emerging Economies: A Comprehensive Review of the Last Three Decades
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University of Warsaw
Superior University, Lahore
Submission date: 2023-11-25
Final revision date: 2024-05-13
Acceptance date: 2024-05-15
Publication date: 2024-06-27
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Bartłomiej Dessoulavy-Śliwiński   

University of Warsaw
JoMS 2024;56(2):663-693
This review article delves into the determinants of energy intensity in emerging economies, spanning the past 30 years of research accessed from Web of Science. The review employ data visualization techniques to present a bird's-eye view of the research landscape, showcasing the geographical distribution of studies, prominent authors, and key journals in the field.

Material and methods:
This bibliometric study utilized the March 2023 edition of the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection database for its papers. The literature review covers the years 1993 to 2023 and includes all studies on the subject of energy intensity in the pursuit of emerging economic goals. Journal articles are isolated from the other document types using an additional filter. The WoS Core Collection database had a total of 3,918 articles.

Through a systematic assessment of methodological approaches, we evaluate the robustness of the existing literature, pinpointing areas where methodological improvements and novel data sources can enhance future research. It offers valuable insights for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners striving to develop effective strategies for reducing energy intensity and promoting green growth.

In conclusion, emerging economies' energy intensity levels are shaped by a complex interplay of determinants that were highlighted by the analysis of factors influencing energy intensity on economic growth. In order to achieve a more sustainable and resilient energy future, emerging economies must first address these determinants through research, collaboration, and policy actions.

This research is part of the project No. 2022/45/P/HS4/00572 co-funded by the National Science Centre and the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 945339. For the purpose of Open Access, the author has applied a CC-BY public copyright license to any Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) version arising from this submission.
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