Antecedents of Business Performance in Small Tourism Firms: A Conceptual Framework and Research Propositions

9 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2012

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Craig Lee

University of Otago

Rob Hallak

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shruti Sardeshmukh

University of South Australia

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Despite growing attention, entrepreneurship research remains understudied in the field of tourism management. A review of the literature shows that there is a lack of coverage devoted to the tourism entrepreneur and their innovative behaviors as antecedents of business performance in small tourism firms. This is surprising considering that literature advocates innovation and/or creativity as key components of entrepreneurship. Thus, this paper develops a conceptual model which focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation as antecedents of business performance and offers research propositions. It is argued that a tourism entrepreneur’s entrepreneurial self-efficacy and innovative behaviors plays a role in enhancing the business performance of their firm.

Suggested Citation

Lee, Craig and Hallak, Rob and Sardeshmukh, Shruti, Antecedents of Business Performance in Small Tourism Firms: A Conceptual Framework and Research Propositions (2012). Proceedings of World Business and Economics Research Conference 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2184136 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2184136

Craig Lee (Contact Author)

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Rob Hallak

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Shruti Sardeshmukh

University of South Australia ( email )

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