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dc.contributor.authorJin, Xinen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Karinen_US
dc.contributor.authorBauer, Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:39:36Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:39:36Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-18T03:11:13Z
dc.identifier.issn02615177en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2012.01.005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47778
dc.description.abstractClusters, as concentrations of businesses in particular localities, may explain the spatial distribution of exhibitions, and exhibition destination attractiveness (Rubalcaba-Bermejo & Cuadrado-Roura, 1995). Drawing on Porter's (1998a) cluster theory in the context of the exhibition industry in Mainland China, this study tests and confirms the validity of this proposition. A mixed method approach was employed that involved in-depth interviews with 32 exhibitors and a survey of 616 exhibitors to 1) establish what constitutes 'clusters' in an exhibition context and develop appropriate measurements, and 2) assess to what extent 'clusters' contribute to exhibition destination attractiveness. The study developed measures for and confirmed two distinct cluster effects e 'leadership of the host city in the industry' and 'host city as a source of exhibitors.' Both cluster effects had a significant influence on exhibitors' perceived destination attractiveness, with other destination factors being less important, in a marked contrast to convention destination attractiveness. Implications of the study results are discussed and directions for future research provided.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1429en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1439en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699en_US
dc.titleImpact of clusters on exhibition destination attractiveness: Evidence from Mainland Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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