FSU Dedman School recognized for research productivity by leading hospitality journal

Bob Branciforte
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                  Dr. Woody Kim

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has been recognized as one of the world's most productive institutions for hospitality research during the 35 years ending with 2017 by a leading academic journal. Dr. Woody G. Kim, the school’s Robert H. Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management, was acknowledged as one of the most prolific, highly cited authors.

Inspired by its 35th anniversary in 2016, the International Journal of Hospitality Management (IJHM) published a bibliometric analysis of its history — from its 1982 inception through Dec. 31, 2017 — in its April 2019 issue.

The resulting research analysis, “Thirty-fifth anniversary of the International Journal of Hospitality Management: A bibliometric overview,” includes key factors such as the most cited articles, leading authors, originating institutions and countries, the publication and citation structures, and the keywords most commonly used.

The paper recognized Florida State University as the ninth most productive institution in research contributions during the period, and Kim as the sixth most productive individual researcher. Kim also stood out as the sixth most cited author with four of his journal articles among the top 100 most cited.

“We are very proud of Dr. Kim and our faculty,” said Don Farr, director of the Dedman School. “We have a long history as prolific researchers and we expect more of the same in the future.”