Analyzing the performance of the South Tyrolean hospitality sector: a dynamic approach

Brida, J. G., Deidda, M., Garrido, N. and Manuela, P. (2015) Analyzing the performance of the South Tyrolean hospitality sector: a dynamic approach. International Journal of Tourism Research, 17(2), pp. 196-208. (doi: 10.1002/jtr.1980)

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the dynamic efficiency of the hospitality sector in the province of Bolzano (Italy) to identify similar behavior of firms across the period 2002–2008. A data envelopment analysis is run as a basis to analyze the efficiency evolution of the firms by employing two complementary measures of distance (i.e. correlation and average distances). Via a hierarchical clustering approach, results show the existence of homogeneous groups with similar dynamical characteristics. Structural factors (e.g. size, number of stars and sub-sector of activity) are found to affect the evolution of hotel efficiency over time. Policy and management implications are drawn from the present analysis.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deidda, Dr Manuela
Authors: Brida, J. G., Deidda, M., Garrido, N., and Manuela, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:International Journal of Tourism Research
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1099-2340
ISSN (Online):1522-1970
Published Online:09 December 2013

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