Spatial competition and agglomeration in the visitor attraction sector

Weidenfeld, Adi and Williams, Allan M. and Butler, Richard W. (2014) Spatial competition and agglomeration in the visitor attraction sector. The Service Industries Journal, 34 (3). pp. 175-195. ISSN 0264-2069

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Abstract

This paper provides a theoretical and empirical contribution to understanding spatial competition by examining visitor attractions in two contrasting clusters of lower and higher levels of agglomeration of businesses in Cornwall, the UK. The study found that competition is mainly for customers and labour and is related differently to the levels of agglomeration, spatial proximity and thematic product similarity between visitor attractions at the local compared to the regional scale. Location can be used differently for employing ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ competitive strategies. The study contributes to the knowledge on the spatiality of competition and the locational strategies of service businesses.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 16949
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Service Industries Journal on 17/04/2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02642069.2013.778251
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Depositing User: Adi Weidenfeld
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 10:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2018 05:08
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16949

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