Advances in port studies : the contribution of 40 years Maritime Policy & Management

T.E. Notteboom, A.A. Pallis, P.W. Langen, de, A. Papachristou

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Port economics, management and policy have progressively emerged as a distinctive research field, and a core part of maritime economics. This paper provides an analysis of all the 267 port studies published in Maritime Policy & Management (MPM) since its inception in 1973. This paper provides a content analysis for seven interrelated research theme categories including main research topics and methods, authorship distribution and citation counts. It is demonstrated that MPM played, and continues to play, a key role in publishing research on seaports. The published research increasingly applies established analytical frameworks to ports. The paper concludes with a discussion on current challenges for port-related research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-653
Number of pages18
JournalMaritime Policy and Management
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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