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Cross-citation and authorship analysis of hotel performance studies

Sainaghi, Ruggero, Phillips, Paul A., Baggio, Rodolfo, Mauri, Aurelio (2018) Cross-citation and authorship analysis of hotel performance studies. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 73 . pp. 75-84. ISSN 0278-4319. (doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2018.02.004) (KAR id:66309)


This study develops a literature review of hotel performance studies, and provides insights by adopting a cross-citation network approach. Two research questions are defined. First question focuses on the most cross-cited papers and journals, and identifies salient trends. Second question considers who are the most popular cross-cited and citing authors. This work is rooted in bibliometric studies, and adopts a relational approach. Based on cross-citations, a network is built by using 734 papers published during the period 1996–2015, as nodes and the cross-citations between them as links. Exploratory analysis reveals spectacular growth of outputs, with the last time period (2011–2015) including 56% of outputs. The most cross-cited papers possess the characteristics of: being older; representing 1% of sample but accounting for 14% of cross-citations. The 734 papers are published in 164 journals, but they show a clear core-periphery structure with International Journal of Hospitality Management ranked first.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2018.02.004
Uncontrolled keywords: Hotel performance, Bibliometric analysis, Citation, Cross-citation, Network analysis
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Paul Phillips
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 13:31 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 06:19 UTC
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