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The influence of community factors on local entrepreneurs' support for tourism

The influence of community factors on local entrepreneurs' support for tourism

Zhang, Ying, Chan, Jin Hooi ORCID: 0000-0002-6275-9763, Ji, Zhongjuan, Sun, Luning, Lane, Bernard and Qi, Xiaoguang (2019) The influence of community factors on local entrepreneurs' support for tourism. Current Issues in Tourism. ISSN 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2019.1644300)

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Abstract

This study probes the influence of community attachment on local entrepreneurs’ perceptions of tourism’s local impacts. Six latent constructs were derived from social exchange theory and community attachment theory; 11 hypotheses were tested, using structural equation modelling, with data from 297 Taiwanese night market entrepreneurs. Significant theoretical contributions to understanding relationships between entrepreneurs and community were found: effects of community satisfaction on support for tourism were significant and fully mediated by perceived benefits. Community factors and tourist contact frequency were important in entrepreneurs' decisions on further tourism development. Community factors showed low but significant relationships with the perceived costs of tourism, A case is made for sustainable tourism governance measures, including partnership creation, destination management systems, and visitor experience planning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: overtourism, social exchange theory, community relationship, sustainable tourism, community attachment, community satisfaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 09:47
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20342

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