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Visitor attractions (VAs) are very important factors in choosing a tourist destination and have tremendous economic impact, resulting in VAs’ increasing numbers and higher competition. To achieve competitive advantages and positive economic effects for destinations and VAs, research evidence is needed regarding beneficial and operable VA success drivers. Research considers visitor satisfaction (VS) as the […]

The second wave of Covid-19 has taken everyone by surprise, and it has struck with such intensity that its too early to gauge its severity. Unlike the transatlantic countries that experienced Covid peak, India was glaringly under-prepared, reporting record numbers of new cases and deaths. The second wave is set to further hurt an already […]


Within the context of the internationalization of organizations and, in particular, growing numbers of staff members from different cultures, the number of studies on the management of cultural differences has increased considerably. However, as several authors have observed, studies on cultural differences and the concept of cultural identity remain limited, in large part due to […]

Managing geographically dispersed R&D teams remains a complex task. Contemporary leadership styles in global virtual teams is a pertinent—yet, unexplored—research topic, which can help achieve greater workplace effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of self and shared leadership on the performance of virtual R&D teams. Trust, potency, and commitment mediate […]

“Covid–19 has brought unprecedented tragic consequences for individuals and companies alike. Since the outbreak of this pandemic, all countries have been struggling to maintain a difficult balance between economic losses and their citizens’ health safety. Governments adopted exceptional monetary and fiscal stimulus packages as a response to revitalizing inflicted economies. The way out of the […]

Food waste is a major problem leading to overproduction, pollution and degradation of the environment.  For a better management of perishable inventories, we analyze a base-stock inventory model corresponding to inventories in shops with fruits and vegetables. Our study reveals important differences in performance evaluation when the common assumptions of deterministic or exponential lifetimes are used.  A better […]

Whisky has become a relevant investment opportunity for both individual and institutional investors. However, if you decide to invest in this specific asset but don’t know anything to the whisky industry, how can you inform about the most profitable bottles? A solution can consist in relying on bottle evaluations made by whisky experts, like those […]

Brand hate is a relatively new concept in the literature that aids understanding of the intense negative feelings of consumers toward brands. While research has applied this concept to product brand contexts, it has received little attention in the tourism sector. Thus, the purpose of this study is to conceptualize the notion of destination brand […]

The digital era accelerated as consumer activities such as booking travel moved online thanks to smartphones, mobile apps, virtual and extended reality, and other emerging technologies. The marketplace is now a bridged environment, with tech-savvy consumers regularly crossing back and forth between physical places and digital spaces. This evolution hasn’t just delivered business customers more […]

Landing one’s first job is documented as a stressful life event. A competitive job market coupled with a pandemic is enough to make students feel a drain on their resources and discouraged about their future. Preparing for one’s job search (i.e., updating one’s CV, identifying and discussing job leads, etc.) becomes crucial for subsequent job search […]

As many other sectors, the travel and tourism industries faced great challenges following the 2019/20 Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and border closures bringing travel to a halt. With the likely prolongation of social distancing measures and increasing health consciousness, service firms may need to reduce the amount of direct interactions between customers and frontline staff, encouraging the use of […]

This special issue seeks to expand the research conducted to date, and approach the relationship between design thinking and well-being through a broad lens-focusing on food consumption activities. This special issue builds on the recent literature on food consumption and consumer well-being (Addis and Holbrook, 2019; Batat, 2019; Batat et al., 2019; Block et al. […]

One of the main challenges for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is how to leverage their R&D activities in the international markets but current literature offers mixed evidence and inconclusive models in this regard.  The relationships among SMEs’ international R&D activities, dynamic capabilities and performance are still not well understood, despite their importance for the managerial practices in […]

An article published on Euro Cities with the participation of Sebastien Bourdin. Dense settlement and intensive traffic with other centres are reasons why the Covid-19 pandemic hit cities particularly hard. Recent research has shown that other factors also play an important role, for example the quality of public services and the health system. “When the […]

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic incurs enormous challenges in public health and socioeconomic life globally. The high transmissibility, long incubation period, and existence of asymptomatic patients expose the ineffectiveness of traditional mitigation techniques (e.g., wearing masks, keeping physical distance, restricting long‐distance travels), furthermore, lead to the dilemma between halting the viral spread and maintaining economic growth for the government decision-makers.   As response, timely and accurate contact tracing […]