Interfirm resource integration in destination contexts
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Original versionNess, H., Haugland, S. A., & Aarstad, J. (2019). Interfirm resource integration in destination contexts. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-16. 10.1080/13683500.2019.1687664
In a co-producing tourism destination context, interdependent firms providing the destination product need to coordinate their relationships to achieve resource integration. We focus on two key dimensions of resource integration: (1) interfirm resource complementarity and (2) adaptation of activity structures. Survey data from tourism firms at Norwegian mountain destinations show that both resource complementarity and adaptation of activity structures are a function of trust, authority-based governance, and interfirm learning. Trust and learning have overall stronger effects on resource integration than authority-based governance, in particular on the development of resource complementarity. Authority-based governance has a significant effect on the adaptation of activity structures and a borderline significant effect on resource complementarity.