Economic Value Added Research: Mapping Thematic Structure and Research Trends



Tripathi PM, Chotia V, Solanki U, Meena R & Khandelwal V (2023) Economic Value Added Research: Mapping Thematic Structure and Research Trends. Risks, 11 (1), Art. No.: 9.

The purpose of this article is to examine the academic literature about the function, structure, calculation, and weaknesses of economic value added (EVA). EVA has been used as a measure of economic profit and captures the inadequacies of using traditional rates of return. In addition, this article tackles the main residual earnings (RI) modifications used to calculate EVA. A keyword search for publications was conducted in early 2022. This study couples an inferential analysis with descriptive analyses of the existing research. The articles were sorted into different clusters based on bibliographic coupling analysis. This study identifies the main areas and current dynamics of EVA research while evaluating the quality and impact of the scientific output. Three broad themes emerged from the analysis of the cluster related to the use and application of EVA: residual income and valuation, financial performance, and performance management. In doing so, we hope to enhance the understanding and contributions of EVA research to advance its theory and practice.

economic value added; market value added; EVA; residual income; bibliometric

Risks: Volume 11, Issue 1

Publication date31/01/2023
Publication date online26/12/2022
Date accepted by journal21/12/2022
PublisherMDPI AG

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Mr Vinay Khandelwal

Mr Vinay Khandelwal

Teaching Assistant, Accounting & Finance