Impacts and Implications for Advancing in Environmental Knowledge in Hospitality Industry in COVID Society: a Bibliometric Analysis

Aurora Martínez-Martínez, Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro, Manuel Jesús Cobo, Tiphaine de Valon

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    Environmental knowledge is attracting interest in the area of sustainability due to the importance of both the environment and knowledge. As tourism is one of the biggest employers and sectors of economic development, environmental knowledge in hospitality represents a worldwide challenge. The present study aims to provide a clear understanding of the impacts and implications of environmental knowledge in the hospitality industry in a COVID society, taking into account its general areas of evolution through a systematic review methodology using a bibliographic database over time (26 years). We reviewed 944 documents collected from the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection database and analysed them using the Science Mapping Analysis Software Tool (SciMAT). In a world in which the environment is more deteriorated, it is important to be aware of the advance in environmental knowledge to take care of it and eliminate environmental degradation. This study adds value to the orchestration of knowledge by focusing on predictors that impact environmental knowledge. The results identify the development status and leading trends in environmental knowledge research to fall in love with the future in a COVID society. Falling in love with the future is possible in the hospitality industry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2026-2053
    Number of pages28
    JournalJournal of the Knowledge Economy
    Issue number2
    Early online date26 Jan 2022
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

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    The authors gratefully acknowledge the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad of the Spanish Government for financing the research project ECO2017-88987-R (MINECO/FEDER;UE), cofinanced from the European Union FEDER funds.

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    • Bibliometric
    • Environmental knowledge
    • Hospitality
    • Knowledge orchestration
    • Tourism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics


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