The pattern-matching approach and its application in tourism development

Andriotis, Konstantinos ORCID: and Vaughan, Roger David (2009) The pattern-matching approach and its application in tourism development. Current Issues in Tourism, 12 (4) . pp. 315-336. ISSN 1368-3500 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13683500802346185)

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Tourism development cannot be fully understood and validated from a positivist perspective without the testing of theory against empirical evidence. Thus the pattern-matching approach studies phenomena on the basis of facts and observations relevant to the testing of theories and models. This paper compares two selected tourism development theories, diffusion and dependency, against empirical evidence from Crete. In doing this it has three main objectives: to set out the nature of the pattern matching approach; to illustrate the application of the pattern matching approach, in an exploratory way; and to evaluate the approach based on the evidence of the exploratory application.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Pattern-matching approach, development theory, case study, tourism, Crete
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 13227
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Depositing User: Konstantinos Andriotis
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 10:39
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 18:45

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