A network analysis of tourism research

Benckendorff, Pierre and Zehrer, Anita (2013) A network analysis of tourism research. Annals of Tourism Research, 43 121-149. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2013.04.005

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Author Benckendorff, Pierre
Zehrer, Anita
Title A network analysis of tourism research
Journal name Annals of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-7383
1873-7722
Publication date 2013-10-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2013.04.005
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Start page 121
End page 149
Total pages 29
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 3303 Development
1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Abstract This paper uses network analysis to identify the pioneering scholars and seminal works which have influenced recent papers in leading journals. The analysis extends beyond rankings of scholars by using co-citation networks to visualize the relationships between the most influential scholars and works and to uncover the disciplinary contributions which have supported the emergence of tourism as a field of academic study. The networks of scholars and works illuminate invisible colleges, tribes and territories in tourism research and indicate that while the social sciences have been most influential, business-related citations are increasing. The findings contribute to the discourse about the epistemology of tourism research by using bibliometric techniques to offer insights into the interdisciplinary structure of tourism research.
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This paper uses network analysis to identify the pioneering scholars and seminal works which have influenced recent papers in leading journals. The analysis extends beyond rankings of scholars by using co-citation networks to visualize the relationships between the most influential scholars and works and to uncover the disciplinary contributions which have supported the emergence of tourism as a field of academic study. The networks of scholars and works illuminate invisible colleges, tribes and territories in tourism research and indicate that while the social sciences have been most influential, business-related citations are increasing. The findings contribute to the discourse about the epistemology of tourism research by using bibliometric techniques to offer insights into the interdisciplinary structure of tourism research
Keyword Bibliometrics
Co citation analysis
Epistemology
Knowledge domain
Network Analysis
Tourism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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