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Explanatory Meta-analysis for the Comparison and Transfer of Regional Tourist Income Multipliers


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  • Sef Baaijens
  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Kees Van Montfort


BAAIJENS S. R., NIJKAMP P. and VAN MONTFORT K. (1998) Explanatory meta-analysis for the comparison and transfer of regional tourist income multipliers, Reg. Studies 32 , 839-849. This paper aims to demonstrate the potential of quantitative research synthesis, in particular meta-analysis, as a methodology for comparative research, with a particular view on tourist impact analysis. The attention is focused on regional tourist multipliers which measure the effects of tourist expenditure on the economy of a given area. On the basis of a varied sample of studies on tourist multipliers, differences among tourist income multipliers are ex post examined. The preliminaries of this investigation are discussed in order to elucidate some important issues meta-analysis may be confronted with. In addition, the results of the comparative analysis of previous studies are transferred to the Greek island of Lesvos. This area was estimated to have an average tourist income multiplier falling in between 0�55 and 0�67. BAAIJENS S. R., NIJKAMP P. und VAN MONTFORT K. (1998) La meta-analyse explicative visant la comparaison et le transfert des multiplicateurs du revenu de tourisme regionaux, Reg. Studies 32 , 839-849. Cet article cherche a demontrer le potentiel de la synthese de la recherche quantitative, notamment la meta-analyse, en tant qu'une methodologie relative a la recherche comparative, dont une optique particuliere sur l'analyse de l'impact du tourisme. L'attention porte sur les multiplicateurs de tourisme regionaux qui mesurent les effets des depenses de tourisme sur l'economie d'une zone donnee. A partir d'un echantillon d'etudes au sujet des multiplicateurs de tourisme, on examine les differences entre les multiplicateurs du revenu de tourisme. On discute des demarches preliminaires de cette etude afin de mettre a jour quelques questions importantes que doit affronter la meta-analyse. D'ailleurs, les resultats de l'analyse comparative des etudes anterieures se voient transferer a l'ile de Lesvos. La moyenne des multiplicateus du revenu de tourisme de cette zone est de 0�55 a 0�67. BAAIJENS S. R., NIJKAMP P. und VAN MONTFORT K. (1998) Erlauternde Metaanalyse fur Vergleich und Verlagerung von regionalen Multiplikatoren von Touristeneinkommen, Reg. Studies 32 , 839-849. Dieser Aufsatz beabsichtigt, das Potential quantitativer Forschungssynthesen aufzuzeigen, insbesondere Metaanalyse als Methodik fur vergleichende Forschung, und diese wiederum besonders im Hinblick auf die Analyse der Auswirkung des Tourismus. Im Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit stehen regionale Multiplikatoren, welche die Auswirkungen der Touristenausgaben auf die Wirtschaft eines bestimmten Gebiets. Messen Unterschiede der Multiplikatoren der von Touristenausgaben erwirtschafteten Einkommen werden nachtraglich auf der Grundlage verschiedenartiger Stichproben von Studien der Tourismusmultiplikatoren untersucht. Die Vorarbeiten zu dieser Untersuchung werden diskutiert, um verschiedene wichtige Punkte zu erhellen, denen die Metaanalyse sich gegenubersehen konnte. Ausserdem werden die Ergebnisse der vergleichenden Analyse fruherer Studien auf die griechische Insel Lesvos ubertragen. Man hatte geschatzt, dass dieses Gebiet einen durchschnittlichen Einkommensmultiplikator von 0�55 bis 0�67 habe.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 32 (1998)
Issue (Month): 9 ()
Pages: 839-849

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Keywords: Archer'S Ad Hoc Multipliers; Benefit Transfer; Input-OUTPUT Modelling; Tourist Income Multiplier; Meta-ANALYSIS; Rough Set Analysis;


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