County development and sustainability in China: a systematic scoping of the literature

Yinghong, Yang, Yan, Li, Lui, Siu Man (Carrie), Kinchin, Irina, Heyeres, Marion, and Tsey, Komla (2018) County development and sustainability in China: a systematic scoping of the literature. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 11 (2). pp. 19-26.

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Despite the importance of research and innovation in facilitating sustainable county development in China, little evidence is available concerning the output and characteristics of that research. This scoping review assesses key features or characteristics of the research output, the extent to which researchers engage with concepts of sustainability and the potential impact of the research. Publications were identified and classified using a process consistent with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA). The R programming packages igraph and wordcloud respectively were used to analyse and graphically depict the strength of authorship networks and keyword frequency. Findings revealed that this field of research is an evolving one with a widely-dispersed network of researchers increasingly using new keywords. The implications of the review findings for improving the value and impact of sustainable county development research are explored.

Item ID: 52995
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1923-6662
Keywords: county development; sustainability; research output; authorships networks; keywords; usage and impact
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:29
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390399 Education systems not elsewhere classified @ 40%
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460907 Information systems for sustainable development and the public good @ 40%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4499 Other human society > 449901 Studies of Asian society @ 20%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 20%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences @ 30%
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