Bibliometric analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on corporate governance

Authors: Hiranya Dissanayake, Hareendra Dissabandara, Wasantha Perera, Roshan Ajward

Vol. 8 • No. 14 • May 2023


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a severe impact on the business field in the world as a whole. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of studies that synthesize the literature on the COVID-19 impact on corporate governance. The purpose of this study is to highlight the key issues and current trends in the area of COVID-19’s effects on corporate governance and to offer suggestions for future research paths. This study performs a bibliometric analysis using a sample of 137 studies from the SCOPUS database to ascertain the volume of research on COVID-19 and corporate governance between 2020 and 2022. Based on their citations and the number of publications, researchers in this study identified the most significant authors, sources, countries and documents using Biblioshiny software. Additionally, evaluate the themes that already exist, point out any barriers to the literature’s expansion, and offer suggestions for future research directions. There is a dearth of research studies conducted on this area, but China and India published the highest number of articles. The majority of research on COVID-19’s impact on corporate governance focuses on the qualitative approach and is frequently investigated based on agency theory. Finally, the research suggests potential directions for future studies by the researchers and helps practitioners and policymakers to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on corporate governance and take necessary actions.

Keywords: Bibliometric Analysis, Corporate Governance, Agency Theory, COVID-19.

JEL Classification: G34, H12, M14.

DOI: 10.55654/JFS.2023.8.14.3