The evolution of research regarding the economics of irrigation water
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AuthorArcas Lario, Narciso; Alcón Provencio, Francisco José; Gómez Limón, J.A.; Miguel Gómez, María Dolores de
Knowledge AreaEconomía, Sociología y Política Agraria
SponsorsThe authors are in debt to the anonymous reviewers for their precise and useful comments and suggestions that led to significant improvements in the paper. The research was co-financed by the European Union through the project SIRRIMED (European project on Sustainable Use of Irrigation Water in the Mediterranean Region, FP7-KBBE-2009-3, No. 245159) and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the European Regional Development Fund through the research project SUSTENAGRI (Evaluación de la sostenibilidad de los sistemas agrarios, AGL2009- 12553-C02-02).
PublisherInstituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)
Bibliographic CitationARCAS, N., ALCÓN, F., GÓMEZ LIMÓN, J.A., MIGUEL, M.D., de. The evolution of research regarding the economics of irrigation water. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 8 (S2): S172-S186, Junio 2010. ISSN 1695-971-X
KeywordsRevisión de la literatura
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[ENG] This work analyses the main research trends (subjects, methodology used, countries of the authors and data) in the economics of irrigation water during the last 10 years (2000-2009). For this purpose, a quantitative methodology has been used which is new to this sphere, based on the review of a representative sample of 332 papers published in the 15 most important journals focused on this field of science indexed in the databases of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), the Science Citation Index (SCI) and the Social Science Citation Index (SCCI). The results obtained confirm: a) the notable growth in the number of papers published, especially in the last three years, b) the high degree of collaboration between authors, including those of different origin, for their performance c) the prominence of the USA, Australia, India and Spain as the countries of the first authors and origin of the data, d) the greater attention given to subjects related with «investment ...
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