Title

Evolution of tourism research in China after the Millennium: Changes in research themes, methods, and researchers

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of China Tourism Research

Publisher

Journal of China Tourism Research

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

27454

Comments

Originally published as:

Huang, S., Chen, G., Luo, X., & Bao, J. (2018). Evolution of tourism research in China after the Millennium: Changes in research themes, methods, and researchers. Journal of China Tourism Research. Advance Online Publication.

Original article available here.

Abstract

This study aims to examine the evolution of tourism research in China after the millennium in terms of research themes, methods/methodologies, and researcher profiles. Reviewing 2,078 research articles published in the leading Chinese tourism journal Tourism Tribune, the study identified a transition of focus from industry supply issues to market demand/consumer behavior issues in research themes; quantitative studies adopting positivism/post-positivism were increasing. Within a relatively young research community in age, female researchers seem to claim the majority in the next generation. Multiple-author collaborations and publishing also appear to be the norm of tourism research practices in China.

DOI

10.1080/19388160.2018.1515684

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