A citation analysis of Enter proceedings in 2005 to 2012

L. Wang, S. Guo, D. Leung, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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This paper examines the academic foundations for eTourism research, which is operationalized as the number of citations, in terms of disciplines and publication sources. Harnessing the content analysis on bibliographies of articles published in ENTER proceedings from 2005 to 2012, empirical findings revealed that references from other disciplines were cited more frequent than those from tourism-related channels. This suggests that research on eTourism was generally grounded on knowledge from other fields. The high frequency of citations from journals, books as well as conference proceedings indicates a strong and staying impact of these traditional information sources on researchers in eTourism. Implications, limitations of this study as well as directions for future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation and communication technologies in tourism 2013 : proceedings of the International Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, January 22-25, 2013
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)3642363091, 9783642363092
ISBN (Print)9783642363085
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism
Period1/01/13 → …


  • Academic foundations
  • Citation analysis
  • Enter proceedings

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