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Rethinking knowledge creation in information technology and tourism

Rethinking knowledge creation in information technology and tourism

Cai, Wenjie ORCID: 0000-0002-1505-7240, McKenna, Brad, Wassler, Philipp and Williams, Nigel (2020) Rethinking knowledge creation in information technology and tourism. Journal of Travel Research, 60 (6). pp. 1377-1384. ISSN 0047-2875 (Print), 1552-6763 (Online) (doi:

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This letter is a rejoinder to Xiang, Fesenmaier, and Werthner (2020) who responded to our letter to the editor about knowledge creation in Information Technology and Tourism (ITT) research (Cai and McKenna 2020). We believe the authors have misinterpreted our claims and failed to address our main points in relation to the lack of theoretical and methodological development of ITT. Therefore, we address and clarify some misunderstandings in their response. We also elaborate on our ideas for broadening the paradigmatic boundaries of ITT research and opening up potential topics to tackle wider social issues. In addition, we provide more guidance for the growth and development of ITT through broadening boundaries, methodology and theorizing, as well as knowledge dissemination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: information technology and tourism, knowledge creation, theoretical development, methodological development, knowledge dissemination
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 14:45

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