Cross-citation and authorship analysis of hotel performance studies

Ruggero Sainaghi, Paul Phillips, Rodolfo Baggio, Aurelio Mauri

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16 Citations (Scopus)


This study develops a literature review of hotel performance studies, and provides insights by adopting a cross-citation network approach. Two research questions are defined. First question focuses on the most cross-cited papers and journals, and identifies salient trends. Second question considers who are the most popular cross-cited and citing authors. This work is rooted in bibliometric studies, and adopts a relational approach. Based on cross-citations, a network is built by using 734 papers published during the period 1996–2015, as nodes and the cross-citations between them as links. Exploratory analysis reveals spectacular growth of outputs, with the last time period (2011–2015) including 56% of outputs. The most cross-cited papers possess the characteristics of: being older; representing 1% of sample but accounting for 14% of cross-citations. The 734 papers are published in 164 journals, but they show a clear core-periphery structure with International Journal of Hospitality Management ranked first.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Citation
  • Cross-citation
  • Hotel performance
  • Network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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