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Science Mapping of the Knowledge Base on Tourism Innovation

Amador Durán-Sánchez (), José Álvarez-García (), María de la Cruz del Río-Rama () and Beatriz Rosado-Cebrián ()
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Amador Durán-Sánchez: Financial Economy and Accounting Department, Faculty of Business, Finance and Tourism, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
José Álvarez-García: Financial Economy and Accounting Department, Faculty of Business, Finance and Tourism, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
María de la Cruz del Río-Rama: Business Organisation and Marketing Department, Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism, University of Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain
Beatriz Rosado-Cebrián: Financial Economy and Accounting Department, Polytechnic School of Caceres, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 12, 1-17

Abstract: In order to shed light on the trends and performance of the contributions in the field of tourism innovation, a comparative bibliometric analysis of production in this area, indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus databases is carried out in this research. We opted for a document tracking strategy through a search of terms, in which 211 and 264 articles were identified in WoS and Scopus, respectively. Based on the analysis of the selected articles, it is concluded that it is an emerging and fragmented field of knowledge with more than two thirds of its production concentrated in the last five years. Other results indicate that there is a great concentration of articles within the subject areas of business, management and accounting (Scopus), and social science (WoS), highlighting Hjalager, A, M. as the most prolific researcher and tourism management as the journal that publishes the highest number of papers. Spain, the United Kingdom, and Denmark hold the top positions in the ranking of countries by number of articles and authors affiliated with one of their centers. In the area of tourism innovation, Scopus has better coverage due to collecting a greater number of articles and receiving a greater number of citations.

Keywords: Tourism and Innovation; Competitiveness; Bibliometric Analysis; Coverage and Overlap; WoS; Scopus (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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