Paradox of expertise in publishing tourism research

Tung, Vincent Wing Sun, and Tolkach, Denis (2021) Paradox of expertise in publishing tourism research. Annals of Tourism Research, 91. 103220.

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Abstract

[Extract] Generating and disseminating knowledge is the fundamental purpose of tourism research. Opinions from senior-level academics, however, have suggested that less knowledge is being developed despite more from publications in the field (Beritelli et al., 2016; McKercher, 2018; Tribe, 2018). Many reasons have been suggested, from pressures to publish or perish, to the lack of individual creativity and holistic research skills (Kock et al., 2020). These reasons generally focus on the deficiency of capacity to produce groundbreaking research. In this viewpoint, we seek to provide an additional explanation: rather than deficiency, we should consider the proficiency in the skill of publishing; that is, many tourism academics are too good at publishing and fall into the paradox of expertise.

Item ID: 70718
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: Careers, Ethics, Metrics, Pressures, Publications, Research
Copyright Information: © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 00:45
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350899 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 80%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 20%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110402 Socio-cultural issues in tourism @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280106 Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services @ 50%
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