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Article
Publication date: 8 November 2022

Hasnan Baber, Haywantee Ramkissoon, Islam Elbayoumi Salem, Vahid Ghasemi and Ziaul Haque Munim

The purpose of this study is to suggest a reward-based crowdfunding approach and test customers’ financial contribution behaviour (FCB) as a fundraising strategy for…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to suggest a reward-based crowdfunding approach and test customers’ financial contribution behaviour (FCB) as a fundraising strategy for hospitality enterprises.

Design/methodology/approach

To investigate this initiative, a conceptual model motivated by the theory of planned behaviour, integrating economic, emotional, social and altruistic values, perceived risk and electronic word of mouth has been considered. Partial least square structural equation modelling is applied to test the model. Data was collected from 263 respondents across three regions Europe, Asia and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Findings

Findings revealed that attitude, self-efficacy and subjective norm of the customers positively influence their financial contribution intention. Further, Asian customers demonstrate significantly higher FCB in comparison to MENA.

Research limitations/implications

This study will be helpful for the hospitality players to raise the funds during the crisis and survive to pay the reward back to the customers. This study will be helpful to the crowdfunding platforms to understand the factors which influence the contribution behaviour.

Practical implications

The results of this study can encourage hoteliers and other hospitality players looking to approach their funding needs through crowdfunding by providing them a guide to maximise their possibility and level of success.

Originality/value

Hospitality businesses demand new approaches and strategies to keep operating during COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 time. This research is original to provide insights into customer contribution intentions during COVID-19.

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Consumer Behavior in Tourism and Hospitality, vol. 17 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2752-6666

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Publication date: 7 November 2022

Vajiheh Javani and Vahid Ghasemi

Sports tourism has become an important element of reconstruction, and also considered as a strong tourist activity for tourism development and recovery. Therefore, the…

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Sports tourism has become an important element of reconstruction, and also considered as a strong tourist activity for tourism development and recovery. Therefore, the main aim of current research is to study the economic impact of sporting events on host communities based on stakeholder theory in Aras Free Zone of Iran and how it may contribute to rejuvenating tourism destination. Qualitative method has been used for the aim of this chapter. A semi-structured interview is applied for data collection. The sampling method was purposive sampling with maximum diversity or heterogeneity. 21 stakeholders have been interviewed who involved in the Iran-Azerbaijan International Cycling Tour or the International Traditional Archery Competition – Aras Geopark Cup. Potential cycling tour stakeholders are selected to conduct in-depth interviews in terms of the economic impact of sport tourism events specifically cycling tours which can be operated by social distancing rules in Aras Free Zone, Iran. The interviews were analysed by thematic analysis. Extracted codes were categorised into four themes: infrastructure development and services, increased awareness of the host community, managerial and policy development, business development, and investment. This study suggests that small scale sports tourism could be considered as motivation drivers in emerging tourist destinations; Specifically, those sports that can be practiced in the pandemic situation following physical distancing such as cycling. The findings of this study help to policymakers and destination marketers to use appropriate sports tourism events as a tool for economic development and tourism recovery of destinations. Managerial implications and limitations are discussed.

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The Emerald Handbook of Destination Recovery in Tourism and Hospitality
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-073-3

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Book part
Publication date: 6 September 2019

Vahid Ghasemi, Giacomo Del Chiappa and Antónia Correia

This chapter analyzes the concept of resident apathy toward heritage tourism and defines influences which underpin resident attitudes toward the development of tourism. It…

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This chapter analyzes the concept of resident apathy toward heritage tourism and defines influences which underpin resident attitudes toward the development of tourism. It discusses the existing literature on community participation in tourism, paying attention to residents’ behavior toward its development. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the chapter provides information on analyzing residents’ apathy and identifying the dimensions which shape it. The discussion favors operations which promote internal marketing and branding increase interest in tourism development, and foster conceptual frameworks to advance the subject.

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Experiencing Persian Heritage
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8

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Book part
Publication date: 6 September 2019

Ana Isabel Rodrigues, Vahid Ghasemi, Antónia Correia and Metin Kozak

Iran, home to 22 World Heritage Sites in 2017, is blessed with an abundance of breathtaking scenery and a multitude of historic environments for tourists to enjoy. This…

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Iran, home to 22 World Heritage Sites in 2017, is blessed with an abundance of breathtaking scenery and a multitude of historic environments for tourists to enjoy. This exploratory chapter investigates tourists’ perceptions about the nature of heritage tourism in Iran, using the five most important cultural attractions as a starting point. A total of 25 photos and 60 reviews constitute the sample. The data were content-analyzed using a deductive and inductive procedure. The results show the relevance of sensory perceptions as a way of creating a bond with cultural heritage that should be considered in the future when defining a brand for Iran as a destination.

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Experiencing Persian Heritage
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8

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Experiencing Persian Heritage
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8

Book part
Publication date: 6 September 2019

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Experiencing Persian Heritage
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8

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Book part
Publication date: 7 November 2022

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The Emerald Handbook of Destination Recovery in Tourism and Hospitality
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-073-3

Book part
Publication date: 6 September 2019

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Experiencing Persian Heritage
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8

Article
Publication date: 30 April 2019

Mehrdad Vasheghani Farahani and Vahid Pahlevansadegh

In spite of the growing interest in using corpora in language teaching and learning, applying computers and software (especially corpora software) is still new in second…

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Purpose

In spite of the growing interest in using corpora in language teaching and learning, applying computers and software (especially corpora software) is still new in second language teaching and learning. In addition, employing a learner corpus-based perspective in teaching metadiscourse features in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) writing tasks is not reported to the best knowledge of the researchers. Understanding and spotting this gap, the purpose of this paper is to utilize a learner corpus-based approach in teaching metadiscourse features and investigate its possible impacts on IELTS writing performance of the Iranian second language learners. Therefore, this study addressed the following research questions and hypotheses.

Design/methodology/approach

The current research utilized a quasi-experimental research design. In addition, this research used a learner corpus-based methodology. The corpus-based methodology was exploited to enable the researchers to have access to a large body of authentic language materials. In other words, a corpus-based methodology was used due to the fact that it made it possible for the researchers to elicit the metadiscourse features from a large number of authentic writing materials and to employ them during the treatment process with authentic examples.

Findings

The findings showed that there was a positive correlation between teaching metadiscourse features and writing performance of IELTS learners; in that, teaching metadiscourse features could soar the writing performance of the subjects. In addition, interactional metadiscourse features had more impact than interactive metadiscourse features on writing performance.

Practical implications

The results of this research can have useful implications for second language teachers and learners as well as researchers in learner corpus as they can learn the creation and application of learner corpora in second language teaching and learning.

Originality/value

This paper is value in that it uses corpus software and methodology in teaching metadiscourse features in writing section of IELTS test.

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Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-7003

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Article
Publication date: 13 November 2017

Nioosha Ghasemi Dolatsara, Maghsood Daliri and Moharram Shameli

The purpose of this paper is to investigate squeezing and rotating motions between two parallel annular discs lubricated by ferro-fluid couple stress lubricant in the…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate squeezing and rotating motions between two parallel annular discs lubricated by ferro-fluid couple stress lubricant in the presence of a uniform magnetic field.

Design/methodology/approach

Based upon the Stokes couple stress theory and ferro-hydrodynamic model of Shliomis, squeeze film characteristics between two parallel annular discs are obtained.

Findings

According to the results, it is found that the combined effects of couple stress and ferro-fluid lubricant increase squeeze film performance with respect to the classical Newtonian lubricant. However, an increase in the rotational inertia parameter reduces squeeze film characteristics.

Originality/value

This paper is relatively original and describes the squeeze film characteristics between two parallel annular discs with rotational inertia, couple stress and ferro-fluid lubricant effects.

Details

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 69 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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