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Article
Publication date: 23 October 2017

Han Shen, Qiucheng Wang, Chuou Ye and Jessica Shihchi Liu

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the reforms in the public-holiday-policy system and their influence on the domestic tourism in China. The major reforms in the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the reforms in the public-holiday-policy system and their influence on the domestic tourism in China. The major reforms in the Chinese holiday system in the last 20 years and the overall changes in the demand for domestic tourism are analyzed in this paper to provide a better understanding of China’s holiday-system reform for policy makers in the future.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper summarizes the development and reform of the holiday system in China. Policy review and domestic tourism statistics were applied to study the intrinsic relationship between the holiday system and the domestic tourism. The statistics of domestic tourism are cited, including the growth rates of both urban and rural tourists, the domestic tourism expenditure per capita, etc. Finally, this research explains the trends of these rates in a comprehensive background.

Findings

The increasing length of holidays positively affects the domestic tourism demand by increasing the leisure time. Yet, the holiday-tourism activities lead to a series of problems, such as a huge pressure on transportation, overloaded tourist attractions, and threats to safety precautions. Paid leave, price leverage, and more reasonable tourist-attraction arrangements will be effective in easing China’s holiday rush.

Originality/value

Through studying the intrinsic relationship between the holiday system and the domestic tourism, this paper points out the problems of excessive concentration of domestic tourism demand in a particular time, caused by the holiday system. Solutions and suggestions are provided on the basis of the analysis.

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Journal of Tourism Futures, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2055-5911

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Article
Publication date: 13 February 2017

Laurie Wu, Han Shen, Mimi Li and Qian (Claire) Deng

This study aims to address a novel information sharing phenomenon among many hospitality consumers, that is, sharing information during, rather than weeks after, a…

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Purpose

This study aims to address a novel information sharing phenomenon among many hospitality consumers, that is, sharing information during, rather than weeks after, a hospitality consumption experience. Specifically, this study tests if including a temporal contiguity cue in a review can significantly enhance the purchase intention of other consumers toward the reviewed business.

Design/methodology/approach

A 2 (personal sense of power) × 2 (temporal contiguity cue: manipulated to be absent vs present) quasi-experiment was conducted in this research. Floodlight analysis with the Johnson–Neyman technique was used to test the interaction effect. Hayes’ PROCESS procedure was used to test the mediation effects.

Findings

The study found that, for powerless consumers, temporal contiguity cue can effectively enhance the perceived trustworthiness of the review and purchase intention toward the reviewed business. Conversely, for powerful consumers, temporal contiguity cue can significantly reduce the perceived trustworthiness of the review and purchase intention toward the business. Mediation test further revealed evidence for the underlying psychological mechanism for these effects.

Originality/value

Revealing the mixed effects of a novel factor, temporal contiguity cue, on consumer responses toward online hospitality reviews, the current research contributes to the expanding stream of theoretical and managerial knowledge on online review management in social media platforms.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 29 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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International Journal of Tourism Cities, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-5607

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Article
Publication date: 19 March 2018

Alei Fan, Han Shen, Laurie Wu, Anna S. Mattila and Anil Bilgihan

Consumers increasingly depend on the internet as the information source to make their hospitality decisions, which highlights the need for more research in online…

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Purpose

Consumers increasingly depend on the internet as the information source to make their hospitality decisions, which highlights the need for more research in online recommendation. Due to the globalization, culture and its effects on marketing become an increasingly important subject to investigate. Therefore, this paper aims to offer a cross-cultural investigation of consumers’ different trustworthiness and credibility perceptions when facing online recommendations from different information resources.

Design/methodology/approach

This research uses the source-credibility theory to examine consumers’ responses to online recommendations from two sources. Participants were recruited from two equivalent marketing panels in each culture. A 2 (online recommendation source: in-group vs out-group) by 2 (culture: American vs Chinese) between-subjects quasi-experiment was conducted to test the hypotheses.

Findings

The results demonstrate that culture moderates consumer responses to the two types of online sources. Chinese consumers, due to their more collectivist nature, exhibit higher levels of purchase intent when the recommendation originates from an in-group rather than from an out-group. Such differences are not observed among the more individualist American consumers. Furthermore, trustworthiness plays an important role in influencing Chinese consumers’ perception of recommendation credibility and the consequent purchase intent.

Practical implications

This research provides guidelines to hospitality practitioners when developing their social networking sites and online marketing strategies across different cultures.

Originality/value

The current study conducts an in-depth investigation of cultural differences in consumers’ perceptions of and reactions to online recommendations from other customers with various social distances.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 5 December 2018

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Advances in Hospitality and Leisure
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-303-6

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Publication date: 26 November 2021

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Advances in Hospitality and Leisure
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-272-0

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Article
Publication date: 4 September 2017

S. Han

The purpose of this paper is to present a numerical methodology for the solution of non-Fourier conduction in two-dimensional (2-D) heterogeneous materials with contact resistance.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a numerical methodology for the solution of non-Fourier conduction in two-dimensional (2-D) heterogeneous materials with contact resistance.

Design/methodology/approach

Energy and heat flux equations with time lagging constant are combined to form a 2-D hyperbolic conduction equation in conservational form, and the resulting equation is solved by finite volume method.

Findings

The magnitude of contact resistance is inversely proportional to the temperature jump at the contact surface and phonon transmission coefficient between heterogeneous medium. Numerical results show that higher the contact resistance, lower the heat flux through the interface, lower the strength of transmitted wave and higher the strength of reflected wave at the interface. These results are in agreement with physical expectations. Temperature profiles show expected discontinuity at the interface while the heat fluxes are continuous, demonstrating the accuracy of the proposed methodology.

Originality/value

In most available numerical methods for hyperbolic conduction with contact resistance, contact resistances are treated as internal boundaries at which boundary conditions are specified. In the present formulation, contact resistance between two heterogeneous materials is treated as a part of interface transport properties not as an added boundary condition. This approach makes the formulation much simpler and straightforward for multidimensional applications. This approach is never used previously and is original.

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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 27 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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Book part
Publication date: 26 November 2021

Fangli Hu and Han Shen

The data sample used in this study is composed of 2,638 Chinese tourists who have travel experiences to the South Pacific region. This study examines the effects of…

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The data sample used in this study is composed of 2,638 Chinese tourists who have travel experiences to the South Pacific region. This study examines the effects of memorable tourism experiences, destination cognitive and affective images, and satisfaction on revisit intention and their mechanisms from a cognitive–affective perspective. Results show that destination cognitive image, destination affective image, and satisfaction, respectively, play a mediating effect on the relationship between memorable tourism experiences and revisit intention. Memorable tourism experience is the most important predictor of revisit intention, and it mainly affects the cognitive image of a destination. In line with previous studies, this research has shown that memorable tourism experiences have significant impact on the destination image and tourists' revisit intention, which can provide significant implications for tourism practitioners and destination managers in the South Pacific islands.

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Book part
Publication date: 5 December 2018

Han Shen, Xinge Li and Yangfan Zhang

With the development of tourism industry, online travel agencies (OTA) have gradually become an important channel for tourism product supplies and sales. Some OTAs provide…

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With the development of tourism industry, online travel agencies (OTA) have gradually become an important channel for tourism product supplies and sales. Some OTAs provide consumers with a platform for tourism guidance and online travel sharing. They not only satisfy some tourists’ desire to share their experiences but also provide reference for more consumers to choose travel products. This process is the process of value co-creation by customers and online travel companies. This study is conducted under DART theory, a theoretical framework of value co-creation composed of four dimensions, namely dialog, access, risk-assessment, and transparency. Brand equity is divided into four aspects: brand loyalty, brand awareness, customer perceived value, and brand image. This study uses the structural equation model to investigate the impact of customer value co-creation behavior on brand equity of online travel enterprises and interprets the process and mechanism of customer value co-creation behaviors for online travel business brand equity, which provides more efficient strategies and methods for platform interaction and value co-creation.

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Book part
Publication date: 6 November 2012

Zhan Jiang, Kenneth A. Kim and Carl Hsin-Han Shen

Purpose – The relation between research and development (R&D) expenditures and bondholder wealth is examined.Methodology/approach – A sample of firms that increase R&D…

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Purpose – The relation between research and development (R&D) expenditures and bondholder wealth is examined.

Methodology/approach – A sample of firms that increase R&D expenditures is partitioned into two subsamples: firms with high default risk versus firms with low default risk. For each subsample, we examine the effect of R&D increases on bond returns and default risks.

Findings – For firms with high default risk, R&D increases have a negative impact on bond returns and default risk. Further, there is a wealth transfer from bondholders to stockholders surrounding R&D increases. Neither of these results is found for firms with low default risk.

Research limitations/implications – The present study highlights the importance of assessing firm's existing default risk to understand the effects that R&D expenditures have on bondholders.

Social implications – The study reveals a potential social welfare and economic cost, as it reveals that stockholders may be able to gain wealth at the expense of bondholders.

Originality/value – The study provides important insights to bondholders on how firms’ investment policies, such as R&D expenditures, may affect their wealth.

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Advances in Financial Economics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-788-8

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