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Adi Weidenfeld
Coventry University
36Publications
9H-index
558Citations
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Purpose Drawing upon Baudrillard’s concept of sign-value, this study aims to investigate consumer behavior and sign perception in visitor attractions. Design/methodology/approach By adopting netnography, 133 customer-to-customer reviews sourced from TripAdvisor were analyzed regarding visitors’ online post-visit impressions. Findings The findings reveal that netnography contributes to a deeper understanding of sign consumption and sign promotion and examines how visitors attribute symbolic meani...
#1Teemu Makkonen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 9
#2Allan M. Williams (University of Surrey)H-Index: 42
Last.Adi Weidenfeld (Coventry University)H-Index: 9
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Given the sheer number of cross-border regions (CBRs) within the EU, their socio-economic importance has been recognized both by policy-makers and academics. Recently, the novel concept of cross-border regional innovation system has been introduced to guide the assessment of integration processes in CBRs. A central focus of this concept is set on analyzing the impact of varying types of proximity (cognitive, technological, etc.) on cross-border cooperation. Previous empirical applications of the...
#1Teemu Makkonen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 9
#2Allan M. Williams (University of Surrey)H-Index: 42
Last.Virpi Kaisto (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Knowledge transfer and innovation cooperation between the EU and its neighbours has remained weakly developed. To promote this cooperation, the EU has set up initiatives for the European neighbourhood. The issue has, however, received very limited scholarly attention in the field of tourism. This research gap is addressed here via interview data collected from participants in tourism related EU-funded projects in the Finnish-Russian cross-border region. These underline the importance of...
#1Adi Weidenfeld (Coventry University)H-Index: 9
#2Peter Björk (Hanken School of Economics)H-Index: 14
Last.Allan M. Williams (University of Surrey)H-Index: 42
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Daily intercultural interactions in cross-border regions such as those between customers and managers can be a source of knowledge and ideas. However, such interactions can pose distinctive constraints and opportunities for learning and exchange of ideas. This study adopts a relatively fine–grained quantitative approach to study elements of cognitive and cultural proximity which have a major impact on these interactions. It is based on a survey of 91 managers of small service firms and 312 custo...
The complex nature of tourism, its strong inter-sectoral relationships and regional dimension challenge innovation. The advent of smart specialisation, which focuses on regional diversification across sectors, offers considerable and hitherto largely unrealized potential for developing innovative tourism policies within this new agenda. This paper addresses the understudied concept of tourism diversification and its unrealized relevance to smart specialisation, which has emerged as a mainstream ...
#1Teemu Makkonen (University of Surrey)H-Index: 9
#2Adi Weidenfeld (Middlesex University)H-Index: 9
Last.Allan M. Williams (University of Surrey)H-Index: 42
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The importance of inter-regional co-operation and innovation are widely accepted in the development rhetoric of the European Union. The highlighted importance of both themes in the context of borderlands has recently led to the coining of a new concept, cross-border regional innovation system. However, little attention has been given to the empirical analysis of the concept. This paper suggests a framework for empirically validating the concept by examining the levels of integration between cros...
#1Teemu Makkonen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 9
#2Allan M. Williams (University of Surrey)H-Index: 42
Last.Virpi Kaisto (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 1
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