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The Sage International Encyclopedia Of Travel And Tourism (Vols. 1-4), Linda Lowry 2016 University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The Sage International Encyclopedia Of Travel And Tourism (Vols. 1-4), Linda Lowry

Linda L Lowry

Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade.

In over 600 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large ...


Rise Of The 'Tiger Cub' Economies: An Empirical Investigation Of Southeast Asian Stock Market Efficiency, Panha Heng, Scott J. Niblock 2016 Southern Cross University

Rise Of The 'Tiger Cub' Economies: An Empirical Investigation Of Southeast Asian Stock Market Efficiency, Panha Heng, Scott J. Niblock

Dr Scott J Niblock

This paper assesses the evolving efficiency status of Southeast Asian (SEA) ‘tiger cub’ stock markets. The weak-form efficient market hypothesis (EMH) is examined using daily price index data and variance ratio tests from 2000 to 2012. We also explore two diverse sub-periods of economic activity concerning the global financial crisis (GFC); pre-GFC (2000–2006) and GFC (2007–2012). The pre-GFC test findings show that price return predictability exists in the stock markets of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. In the GFC period, the results reveal that the Indonesian stock market became less predictable, while Malaysia and the Philippines demonstrated similar ...


Migration From Social Casino Games Tp Gambling: Motivations And Charateristics Of Gamers Who Gamble, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex MT Russell, Daniel L. King, Paul Delfabbro, Nerilee Hing 2016 Southern Cross University

Migration From Social Casino Games Tp Gambling: Motivations And Charateristics Of Gamers Who Gamble, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex Mt Russell, Daniel L. King, Paul Delfabbro, Nerilee Hing

Professor Nerilee Hing

The increasing convergence of the gambling and gaming industries has raised questions about the extent to which social casino game play may influence gambling. This study aimed to examine the relationship between social casino gaming and gambling through an online survey of 521 adults who played social casino games in the previous 12 months. Most social casino game users (71.2%) reported that these games had no impact on how much they gambled. However, 9.6% reported that their gambling overall had increased and 19.4% reported that they had gambled for money as a direct result of these games ...


Migration From Social Casino Games Tp Gambling: Motivations And Charateristics Of Gamers Who Gamble, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex MT Russell, Daniel L. King, Paul Delfabbro, Nerilee Hing 2016 Southern Cross University

Migration From Social Casino Games Tp Gambling: Motivations And Charateristics Of Gamers Who Gamble, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex Mt Russell, Daniel L. King, Paul Delfabbro, Nerilee Hing

Dr Alex Russell

The increasing convergence of the gambling and gaming industries has raised questions about the extent to which social casino game play may influence gambling. This study aimed to examine the relationship between social casino gaming and gambling through an online survey of 521 adults who played social casino games in the previous 12 months. Most social casino game users (71.2%) reported that these games had no impact on how much they gambled. However, 9.6% reported that their gambling overall had increased and 19.4% reported that they had gambled for money as a direct result of these games ...


Migration From Social Casino Games Tp Gambling: Motivations And Charateristics Of Gamers Who Gamble, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex MT Russell, Daniel L. King, Paul Delfabbro, Nerilee Hing 2016 Southern Cross University

Migration From Social Casino Games Tp Gambling: Motivations And Charateristics Of Gamers Who Gamble, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex Mt Russell, Daniel L. King, Paul Delfabbro, Nerilee Hing

Dr Sally M Gainsbury

The increasing convergence of the gambling and gaming industries has raised questions about the extent to which social casino game play may influence gambling. This study aimed to examine the relationship between social casino gaming and gambling through an online survey of 521 adults who played social casino games in the previous 12 months. Most social casino game users (71.2%) reported that these games had no impact on how much they gambled. However, 9.6% reported that their gambling overall had increased and 19.4% reported that they had gambled for money as a direct result of these games ...


An Institutional Assessment Of Three Local Government-Level Tourism Destinations At Different Stages Of The Transformation Process, Char-lee J. McLennan, Brent W. Ritchie, Lisa M. Ruhanen, Brent D. Moyle 2016 Griffith University

An Institutional Assessment Of Three Local Government-Level Tourism Destinations At Different Stages Of The Transformation Process, Char-Lee J. Mclennan, Brent W. Ritchie, Lisa M. Ruhanen, Brent D. Moyle

Dr Brent Moyle

Transformation theory attempts to understand the long-run process of structural shifts that occur in an industry and economy as a result of institutional change. While transformation theory is being advanced and tools have emerged to measure institutions, these innovations are yet to be applied to consider institutional change across the development spectrum. This is critical for developing institutional theory to underpin the tourism transformation process. Consequently, this paper aims to: 1) assess the institutions of the tourism industry in three regions at different stages of transformation, and 2) compare tourism to other industries within the regions. The results indicate that ...


Assessing Going-To-The-Sun Road Travelers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, And Perceptions Of Bicycling, Brian Battaglia, Norma P. Nickerson 2016 The University of Montana - Missoula

Assessing Going-To-The-Sun Road Travelers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, And Perceptions Of Bicycling, Brian Battaglia, Norma P. Nickerson

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

Visitors of the Going-to-the-Sun Road (GTSR) are primarily scenic drivers, yet niche groups of bicyclists have a stake in sharing the GTSR. Conducting a quantitative survey assessment on the bicycling attitudes of visitors produced key findings for determining visitor support for bicycling along the GTSR. Park officials are in a position to evaluate data on bicycling attitudes for visitor management and transportation decision making along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.


Birds, Beasts And Tourists: Human–Animal Relationships In Tourism, Kevin Markwell 2016 Southern Cross University

Birds, Beasts And Tourists: Human–Animal Relationships In Tourism, Kevin Markwell

Associate Professor Kevin Markwell

No abstract provided.


Fatigue Damage Diagnosis And Prognosis Using Emi Technique, Yee Yan Lim, C K. Soh 2016 Southern Cross University

Fatigue Damage Diagnosis And Prognosis Using Emi Technique, Yee Yan Lim, C K. Soh

Yee Yan Lim

No abstract provided.


The Market Orientation Of Australian Nonprofit Smes, Simon J. Wilde, Pat Gillett Dr., David M. Herold, Owen Hogan 2016 Southern Cross University

The Market Orientation Of Australian Nonprofit Smes, Simon J. Wilde, Pat Gillett Dr., David M. Herold, Owen Hogan

Owen Hogan

This exploratory study examines the market orientation of a sample of small to medium (SME) sized nonprofit firms in Australia. The study was undertaken in response to a perceived need for a better understanding of how smaller third sector firms, especially micro nonprofits, are embracing the marketing concept, which ultimately sees the firm begin the marketing process from the perspective of the customer. A review of extant literature indicates that while the theory and concept of market orientation had been extensively investigated in for–profits environments; limited empirical work involving small to medium nonprofit firms (with a particular focus on ...


A Comparison Of Vacationer Spending Segments, Kara Grau, Norma P. Nickerson 2016 University of Montana - Missoula

A Comparison Of Vacationer Spending Segments, Kara Grau, Norma P. Nickerson

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

The purpose of this study was to compare characteristics of vacationers segmented into three groups: high-spenders, mid-range spenders, and low-spenders. This report contains information comparing the similarities and differences between these three groups of vacation travelers in Montana during 2015.


2015 Nonresident Visitation, Expenditures & Economic Impact Estimates: Estimates By Full Year, Quarters, Trip Purposes, And International Visitors., Kara Grau 2016 University of Montana - Missoula

2015 Nonresident Visitation, Expenditures & Economic Impact Estimates: Estimates By Full Year, Quarters, Trip Purposes, And International Visitors., Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

A collection of 2015 full year and quarterly estimates of nonresident visitation, expenditures by nonresident travelers, and economic impact estimates, including expenditures by purpose of trip, airport of arrival, and international visitors.


Service Quality Of Chinese Group Package Tours In Australia, Hanyu Chen, Betty Weiler, Martin Young, Yun-Lok Lee 2016 Southern Cross University

Service Quality Of Chinese Group Package Tours In Australia, Hanyu Chen, Betty Weiler, Martin Young, Yun-Lok Lee

Associate Professor Martin Young

This paper reports the process of developing a measurement for service quality of Chinese GPTs in Australia. Under the Approved Destinations Status (ADS) scheme, Chinese tourists are permitted to undertake leisure travel within a package tour to overseas destinations. In April 1999, Australia became one of the first western countries (along with New Zealand) to obtain ADS from the Chinese government. Since then, Australia has since hosted over 897,000 Chinese tourists undertaking leisure travel in group package tours (GPTs) and China is now Australia’s fastest growing inbound tourism market and largest contributor to international visitor spending in Australia ...


Point Fraser Monitoring And Evaluation Program 2012 Report, Pascal Scherrer, M A. Lund, M Newport, E van Etten, R Davis 2016 Southern Cross University

Point Fraser Monitoring And Evaluation Program 2012 Report, Pascal Scherrer, M A. Lund, M Newport, E Van Etten, R Davis

Dr Pascal Scherrer

No abstract provided.


Person–Organization Fit And Public Service Motivation In The Context Of Change, Stephen TT Teo, David Pick, Matthew Xerri, Cameron Newton 2016 Auckland University

Person–Organization Fit And Public Service Motivation In The Context Of Change, Stephen Tt Teo, David Pick, Matthew Xerri, Cameron Newton

Matthew J Xerri

This study examines public sector change, motivation and person–organization (P–O) fit in a stress context. The results provide empirical evidence that change initiatives produce change-induced stressors. However, change processes, including participation in change decision-making and the provision of change information, increase public service motivation, reduce change-induced stressors and ultimately improve P–O fit and job satisfaction. The results also depict that, in the context of change, public service motivation positively influences job satisfaction, with this relationship partially mediated by P–O fit. Implications for New Public Management and the importance of change processes for reducing workplace stress are ...


Using Time To Gain Competitive Advantage: A Framework And Analysis Of Propositions, Yahya N. Al Serhan, Craig C. Julian, Zafar U. Ahmed 2016 Prince Sultan University

Using Time To Gain Competitive Advantage: A Framework And Analysis Of Propositions, Yahya N. Al Serhan, Craig C. Julian, Zafar U. Ahmed

Dr Craig C Julian

The purpose of this paper is to develop and justify a theoretical framework for analyzing the relationship between manufacturing strategy, business strategy, time-based manufacturing competence, capability and competitiveness and their impact on firm performance for firms operating in the manufacturing sector. Many executives and scholars have argued that time is an important component for developing a brilliant strategy to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage for the firm. This paper provides a theoretical framework primarily concerned with the relationship between time-based manufacturing competence, competitive priorities and firm performance. The framework suggests that firms focusing on time as a strategic factor at ...


Discriminant Analysis Of Antecedents Of Customer Retention In Malaysian Retailing, Craig C. Julian, Zafar U. Ahmed, Che Aniza Binti Che Wel, Jamil Bojei 2016 Southern Cross University

Discriminant Analysis Of Antecedents Of Customer Retention In Malaysian Retailing, Craig C. Julian, Zafar U. Ahmed, Che Aniza Binti Che Wel, Jamil Bojei

Dr Craig C Julian

This article examines the applied dimensions of relationship marketing, namely, customer service, loyalty/rewards programs, personalization, customization, and brand/store community with different customer retention levels in three retail stores in Malaysia. The relationship between customer service, loyalty/rewards programs, customization, personalization, and brand/store community with customer retention were examined via an empirical investigation of 450 loyalty/reward program members of three retail stores in Malaysia. The survey was personally administered but self-completed. All variables, namely, customer service, loyalty/rewards programs, customization, personalization, and brand/store community, were able to significantly discriminate between high and low customer retention levels ...


Workplace Aggression: Introduction To The Special Issue And Future Research Directions For Scholars, Lars Tummers, Yvonne O. Brunetto, Stephen TT Teo 2016 Erasmus University Rotterdam

Workplace Aggression: Introduction To The Special Issue And Future Research Directions For Scholars, Lars Tummers, Yvonne O. Brunetto, Stephen Tt Teo

Professor Yvonne Brunetto

Public employees are often confronted with aggression from citizens, managers and colleagues. This is sometimes a function of having a monopoly position of many public organizations. As a result, citizens cannot opt for alternative providers when not served well. This could give rise to aggression. Furthermore, increased budget cuts might give rise to higher stress, workload and consequential aggression at times. This paper analyzes articles on workplace aggression, both the three articles of this special issue and more broadly. The purpose of this paper is to provide researchers with methodological and theoretical future research suggestions for new studies on workplace ...


Are Organizations Destined To Fail?, Nigel Purves, Scott J. Niblock, Keith Sloan 2016 Southern Cross University

Are Organizations Destined To Fail?, Nigel Purves, Scott J. Niblock, Keith Sloan

Dr Scott J Niblock

The purpose of this paper is to explore the non-financial causes of organizational success or failure, provide a better understanding of the symptoms of financial distress and improve the predictive capacity of financial failure models. The paper utilizes exploratory case studies in investigating the relationship of non-financial factors to organizational success or failure across a sample of sector-specific Australian firms listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. A two-tailed study was designed, in which seven cases from both extremes were chosen from three Australian business sectors: finance, property and manufacturing. Non-financial factors associated with the organizations studied impacted their success or ...


Volume Or Value: A Policy Decision For Turkey׳S Tourism Industry, Ahmet Ozturk, Mathilda van Niekerk 2016 University of Central Florida

Volume Or Value: A Policy Decision For Turkey׳S Tourism Industry, Ahmet Ozturk, Mathilda Van Niekerk

Mathilda van Niekerk

Turkey has seen an overall increase in both international tourist arrivals and receipts over the past decade. While this would normally be seen unequivocally as a good news story, the simple facts may be deceiving. Although tourist arrival figures and tourism receipts are still increasing, there has been a decline in the rate of growth of both. Moreover, the rate of growth for tourism receipts has decreased more than the rate of growth for tourist arrivals. If this trend continues, it is likely to create a situation where one could begin to question the future economic sustainability of Turkey׳s ...


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