Modeling locational factors for tourism employment

Solnet, David J., Ford, Robert C., Robinson, Richard N. S., Ritchie, Brent W. and Olsen, Mark (2014) Modeling locational factors for tourism employment. Annals of Tourism Research, 45 30-45. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2013.11.005

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Author Solnet, David J.
Ford, Robert C.
Robinson, Richard N. S.
Ritchie, Brent W.
Olsen, Mark
Title Modeling locational factors for tourism employment
Journal name Annals of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-7383
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2013.11.005
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 45
Start page 30
End page 45
Total pages 16
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
3303 Development
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to focus attention on developing a workforce development strategy that comprehensively includes the critical determinants of how employees fit a particular job in a particular organization at a particular location. Appropriating the Attraction-Selection-Attrition (ASA) framework, and incorporating person-location with person-job and person-organizational environment fit we present a three-dimensional eight cell model that includes the often neglected influence of job locations on tourism employment decisions. This model, supported by eight propositions, facilitates a multi-level and holistic appraisal of employee fit. The article then discusses the theoretical implications and applications of this model to raise research agendas and practical implications for meeting workforce challenges of tourism organizations, associations and destinations, especially those in remote locations.
Keyword Attraction
Person-environment fit
Remote tourism locations
Tourism employment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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