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A bibliometric analysis of the last 30 years of research on entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality / submitted by Thomas Pletzer
VerfasserPletzer, Thomas
Betreuer / BetreuerinnenPeters, Mike
ErschienenInnsbruck, May 2018
UmfangV, (6-) 72, (VI-) XI, Blätter : Illustrationen
HochschulschriftUniversität Innsbruck, Masterarbeit, 2018
Datum der AbgabeMai 2018
Schlagwörter (DE)Unternehmertum / Tourismus / Bibliometrische Analyse
Schlagwörter (EN)Entrepreneurship / Tourism / Hospitality / Bibliometric Analysis
Schlagwörter (GND)Tourismus / Entrepreneurship / Tourismusforschung / Bibliometrie
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubi:1-21845 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

Although entrepreneurship is considered as an essential factor for the dynamic and vividly growing tourism and hospitality industry, research to identify critical issues to entrepreneurship in this field has primarily remained a neglected area of study. Only a few scientific contributions have attempted to systematically evaluate the status of the entrepreneurship literature within tourism and hospitality. Therefore, by using various bibliometric methods, this study attempts to systematically review entrepreneurship literature in the academic fields of tourism and hospitality, drawing new knowledge from existing research. The initial literature search in the Web of Science identified 169 articles between 1989 and 2018, after applying multiple filters, a total number of 117 articles were examined regarding their bibliometric data. The findings of this thesis suggest that entrepreneurship research in the field of tourism and hospitality gathered some momentum in recent years. Emerging topics such as rural development, the role of gender and social entrepreneurship are dominating the contemporary literature within tourism and hospitality entrepreneurship. However, despite the recent progress, tourism and hospitality are still neglected disciplines within the area of entrepreneurship research which opens the door for future research to make additional contributions to the field.

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