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

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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


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

Dr. João Romão

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This page is a summary of: Impacts of innovation, productivity and specialization on tourism competitiveness – a spatial econometric analysis on European regions, Current Issues in Tourism, August 2017, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1366434.
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