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An Approach to Tourism Research in Spain

Gemma Cànoves-Valiente (Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

Tourism Research Paradigms: Critical and Emergent Knowledges

ISBN: 978-1-78350-929-4, eISBN: 978-1-78350-930-0

ISSN: 1571-5043

Publication date: 31 May 2016


The proceedings of the 17 editions of the conference of the Spanish Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism constitute a valuable archival resource within the research on Spanish tourism. But so far their contents have not been analyzed. The aim of this chapter is to examine the research that has been presented at its conference by means of a bibliometric analysis of the proceedings of 17 editions. The study focuses on the origin of the research (countries, regions, institutions, and authors), as well as its characteristics in terms of themes dealt with, geographical areas researched, methodologies, disciplinary areas, and attitudes toward tourism. Implications for the evolution of the research are discussed in terms of knowledge contributions and the shaping of major tourism research traditions.



Corral-Marfil, J.-A. and Cànoves-Valiente, G. (2016), "An Approach to Tourism Research in Spain", Tourism Research Paradigms: Critical and Emergent Knowledges (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 167-189.



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