Determinants and perceived outcomes of tourism research collaboration

Zehrer, Anita and Benckendorff, Pierre (2013) Determinants and perceived outcomes of tourism research collaboration. Tourism Analysis, 18 4: 355-370. doi:10.3727/108354213X13736372325830


Author Zehrer, Anita
Benckendorff, Pierre
Title Determinants and perceived outcomes of tourism research collaboration
Journal name Tourism Analysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-5423
1943-3999
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3727/108354213X13736372325830
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 355
End page 370
Total pages 16
Place of publication Putnam Valley, NY, United States
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corporation
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Research collaboration has become increasingly common in the tourism field. Although there have been a number of studies on research collaboration, relatively little attention has been given to conceptualizing or measuring the determinants and outcomes of collaboration at an individual level. The purpose of this study is to propose a research collaboration model (structural equation modeling) that describes the drivers and perceived outcomes of collaboration. The article is based on a review of the relevant literature and an empirical Internet-based survey conducted with tourism researchers. Results show that collaboration is mainly driven by personal factors such as the need to increase one's efficiency to make progress more rapidly, to reduce isolation, and to gain travel opportunities. In terms of outcomes, there is a perception among tourism researchers that research collaboration improves quality, overall productivity, and esteem and visibility within the academic community. The study represents an initial attempt to conceptualize and measure research collaboration. Our interest is to offer a foundation for further research and encourage refinement and retesting of the model presented here.
Keyword Tourism research collaboration
Drivers
Motives
Outcomes
Productivity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
UQ Business School Publications
 
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Created: Sat, 02 Nov 2013, 17:32:57 EST by Dr Pierre Benckendorff on behalf of School of Tourism