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dc.contributor.authorLin, Xin
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Karin
dc.contributor.authorBauer, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:02:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:02:08Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-18T03:11:13Z
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2012.01.005
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1429
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1439
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3506
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3508
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350899
dc.titleImpact of clusters on exhibition destination attractiveness: Evidence from Mainland China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorJin, Xin


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