Profiling Tourism SMEs According to Owners' Support for Community

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dc.contributor.author Assaker, Guy en_US
dc.contributor.author Hallak, Rob en_US
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Peter en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-09T11:03:02Z en_US
dc.date.available 2016-05-09T11:03:02Z en_US
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-09
dc.identifier.issn 1083-5423 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3728 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study profiles small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) according to their level of support for local communities in order to investigate the relationship between such support and enterprise performance. Cluster analysis, chi-square, and MANOVA were used to explore data from 298 owners of SMTEs operating in South Australia. Results indicated that SMTEs are best grouped in two segments according to their level of support for community (Reluctants and Community Advocates). Segments can be differentiated by: 1) the number of family members working in the business; 2) the number of years the business has been in existence; 3) whether the owners have family members living in town; and 4) the type of business. Findings also demonstrate significant differences between segments in terms of business performance, with Community Advocates reporting greater levels of performance. As such, the findings have implications for scholars in tourism and entrepreneurial studies, and for tourism policy makers trying to support the sustainable development of regional tourism destinations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Profiling Tourism SMEs According to Owners' Support for Community en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Cluster Analysis Approach en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199635060 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Hospitality Management and Marketing (HMKT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Tourism Analysis en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 691-705 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/108354213X13824558188749 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hallak, R., Assaker, G., & O'Connor, P. (2013). Profiling Tourism SMEs According to Owners' Support for Community: A Cluster Analysis Approach. Tourism Analysis, 18(6), 691-705. en_US
dc.author.email guy.assaker@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ku7rj9xt8c.scholar.serialssolutions.com/?sid=google&auinit=R&aulast=Hallak&atitle=Profiling+Tourism+Smes+According+to+Owners%27+Support+for+Community:+A+Cluster+Analysis+Approach&id=doi:10.3727/108354213X13824558188749&title=Tourism+analysis&volume=18&issue=6&date=2013&spage=691&issn=1083-5423 en_US

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