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Title
Port economics, management and policy studies (2009-2020) : a bibliometric analysis
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Abstract
This paper analyses published research in port economics, policy and management (port studies) based on examining all relevant academic journal papers published from 2009 to 2020. The systematic review of all 1227 papers relies on quantitative and qualitative bibliometric tools to reveal the structures of the research community (i.e., authors' country of affiliation, number of authors involved, and international collaboration rates) and the themes and content of port research (i.e., research approaches, units of analysis, ports and commodities examined, levels of research localisation, port markets commonly (not) studied). It also presents a taxonomy of port studies based on a content classification of the themes and sub-themes examined. The paper concludes with a citation analysis that reveals the coherence of port research. The analysis is enriched by comparing the findings with similar studies focusing on the 1997-2008 timeframe. This unique monitoring of a period that expands over a quarter of a century offers a valuable tool for better understanding the research landscape and deciding directions for future research. From a theoretical perspective, the study provides evidence of the rapid transformation of port economics, policy and management into a mature research field.
Language
English
Source (journal)
WMU journal of maritime affairs / World Maritime University [Malmö] - Malmö, 2002, currens
Publication
Heidelberg : Springer heidelberg , 2023
ISSN
1651-436X [print]
1654-1642 [online]
DOI
10.1007/S13437-023-00325-2
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-39
ISI
001101648700001
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.01.2024
Last edited 12.01.2024
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