Contributions to Economics

Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector

A Comprehensive Approach from Economic and Management Points

Authors: Hong, Samuelson Wei-Chiang

    • Tourism Competitiveness Evaluation
    • Ricardian Comparative Advantages (RCA)
    • Porterian Competitive Advantages (PCA)
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International tourism is expected to be a major vehicle of economic development in industrializing countries in the 21st century, especially for Asia. To generate long-term growth, countries with tourism-based economies must develop strategies for employing their comparative advantages to achieve competitive advantages. However, competitiveness in the tourist industry is multi-dimensional and complex. This study evaluates the competitiveness of the Taiwanese tourism sector by a multi-dimensional framework. The theoretical model proposes that the competitiveness of tourist destinations should be composed of Ricardian comparative advantages (like the conditions of natural endowments and the degree of technological change); Porterian competitive advantages; tourism management, i.e., providing high quality education and job training, public goods, support services and reduced transaction costs to enhance comparative and competitive advantages; and environmental conditions.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hong, Samuelson Wei-Chiang

    Pages 1-17

  • Literature Reviews

    Hong, Samuelson Wei-Chiang

    Pages 19-51

  • Research Methods

    Hong, Samuelson Wei-Chiang

    Pages 53-87

  • Weight of Indicators and Decision Analyses

    Hong, Samuelson Wei-Chiang

    Pages 89-102

  • Conclusions and Future Works

    Hong, Samuelson Wei-Chiang

    Pages 103-106

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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2554-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive Approach from Economic and Management Points
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2042-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2042-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2041-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2554-1
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 133
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