Impacts of innovation, productivity and specialization on tourism competitiveness – a spatial econometric analysis on European regions

  • João Romão, Peter Nijkamp
  • Current Issues in Tourism, August 2017, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1366434

The immaterial aspects of regional economies and tourism competitiveness

Photo by Bethany Legg on Unsplash

Photo by Bethany Legg on Unsplash

What is it about?

Measuring the relation between the gross value added by tourism activities and the innovation dynamics, specialisation patterns and education of the working force in a very large number European regions

Why is it important?

First study addressing this issue at the European level, adding some interesting insights about spatial heterogeneity through the utilisation of spatial econometric methods


Dr. João Romão

Interesting topic to be developed within the analysis of smart specialisation strategies and the potential inter-dependencies between tourism and related economic sectors

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