Academic foundations of hospitality management research with an emerging country focus: A citation and co-citation analysis

Mehmet Ali Koseoglu, Yasin Sehitoglu, Jana Craft

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This study explores the academic foundations of hospitality management research within an emerging country using bibliometric analysis - citation and co-citation analysis. Turkey was chosen as a starting point to assess existing research within an emerging country framework because of the large impact of tourism and hospitality (T/H) on the economy and increasing amount of academic research in the field. A total of 76 hospitality management research articles from 1992 to 2013 were found in leading international T/H journals indexed by SSCI. Findings showed that over one-half of the research comes from publications engaging outside of the T/H field. Patterns emerged between T/H and management, marketing and psychology fields that indicated evolving maturity in the research. An intense dependency on supporting journals for substantiation existed and intra-disciplinary maturity was weak, but growing. Accordingly, referring to the findings related to the study, the article discusses limitations of the study and future steps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-144
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Citation
  • Co-citation
  • Developing country
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Turkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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