The PortEconomics initiative provides a comprehensive PortStudies Database consisting of all the papers studying port economics, policy and management that have been published in scholarly journals (international publishers) since 1950s. Based on a systematic review of the content of all port related papers published in academic journals, the PortStudies Database is updated at the end of each month – latest update: November 30, 2015.
You might access the comprehensive list of PortStudies published the following years:
The PortStudies Database was originally constructed as part of the following studies:
– Please acknowledge them when you use the database –
PortStudies Database 1950-1996:
Brooks M.R. and Pallis A.A. (2012). Classics in Port Policy and Management. Chledenham: Edward Elgar.
Consult the volume for 41 seminal contributions of scholarly research in port policy & management in the 21st century
PortStudies Database since 1997:
Pallis, A.A., Vitsounis, T.K. & de Langen, P.W. (2010). Port Economics, Policy and Management: Review of an Emerging Research Field, Transport Reviews 30(1), pp.115-161. [Download the authors’ version] [Journal Page]
Consult this study for a detailed bibliometric analysis, content classification and citation analysis of all port studies published in scholarly journals (1997-2008).
Pallis, A.A., Vitsounis, T.K., De Langen, P.W. & Notteboom, T.E. (2011). Port Economics, Policy and Management – Content Classification and Survey, Transport Reviews, 31(4), pp. 445-471. [Download the authors’ version ] [Journal Page]
Consult this study for a detailed content analysis of all port studies published in scholarly journals (1997-2008).
The database includes papers on the role of ports in maritime, logistics and intermodal transport networks, logistics functions of ports, papers on clustering of maritime activities, spatial developments in port regions, studies of port performance, studies of market structures in ports and so on. It does not include papers on port engineering, terminal operations, terminal equipment, waterfront development and port history.