Palma, from 23 to 25 October 2013
Celebrating and Enhancing the Tourism
Knowledge-based Platform: A Tribute to Jafar Jafari

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Friday 25 October, 2013 14:00 to 14:20 Oral Communication
Thematic analysis of tourism research in leading tourism journals
Speaker: Iris Regina Cabral, Universidade do Algarve
Speaker: João  Albino Silva, University of Algarve, Portugal

Authors: Iris Lopes, João Albino Silva, Efigénio Rebelo, Guilherme Castela

Academic journals are an essential tool for researchers and its monitoring is crucial for the understanding of the development of knowledge. However, previous studies examining the content of tourism journals have proved limited, focusing mainly on the productivity or performance of individuals and institutions and very few studies have examined tourism knowledge from the thematic development of journals. It should be noted also that the methodology used to refer almost exclusively to content analysis and counting of citations/number of publications by author/academic institutions. This study presents an analysis of refereed articles published in four leading tourism journals between 2000 and 2010 using STATIS to explore the main changes and trends that occurred in terms of research themes. STATIS is a factorial technique that allow the exploration of three-way data sets by searching a common structure to the data matrices in analysis, and therefore offers an important contribute to identify trends and pick up changes. Keywords: Tourism Journals, Research Topics, STATIS
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Session 6 – Research development and Jafar Jafari
Place: Main Room

Other activities in Session 6 – Research development and Jafar Jafari
14:20 h. to 14:40 h.Oral Communication

Destination evolution and network dynamics: A new research agenda

Speaker: Sven A. Haugland, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
14:40 h. to 15:00 h.Oral Communication

Jafar Jafari - a modest leader expanding the frontiers of knowledge.

Speaker: Nelson Graburn, University of Berkeley