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Inter-organizational commitment in tourism networks in U.S


  • Pesämaa, Ossi

    (Jönköping International Business School)

  • Hair Jr, Joseph F

    (Kennesaw State University)

  • Haahti, Antti

    (University of Lapland)


How does the process of inter-organizational commitment develop between tourism firms? This paper proposes and tests a theoretical model of inter-organizational commitment. The model is based on six constructs and was tested on 99 small and medium sized firms. The model exhibits nomological, convergent and discriminant validity, as well as reliability. The contribution of the paper is related to measurement development as well as identifying a unique sequential order to the process of inter-organizational commitment. It also suggests policy implications for successful development of the tourism industry in remote geographical areas.

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  • Pesämaa, Ossi & Hair Jr, Joseph F & Haahti, Antti, 2008. "Inter-organizational commitment in tourism networks in U.S," CISEG Working Papers Series 2, Jönköping International Business School, Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:hjiseg:0002

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    Inter-organizational commitment; Structural Equation Model; Cooperative motives; Partner selection; trust; reciprocity;
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods

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