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dc.contributor.authorSuess, Courtneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMody, Makaranden_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-30T15:39:16Z
dc.date.available2018-01-30T15:39:16Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-01
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dc.identifier.citationCourtney Suess, Makarand Mody. 2016. "Gaming can be sustainable too! Using Social Representation Theory to examine the moderating effects of tourism diversification on residents' tax paying behavior." Tourism Management, Volume 56, pp. 20 - 39 (20).
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177
dc.identifier.issn1879-3193
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/26481
dc.description.abstractTourism authorities in the Las Vegas region have suggested the diversification of the tourism industry as a strategy to improve the vitality of rural communities outside of the metropolitan area. The present study uses Social Representation Theory as the conceptual basis to test the moderating effects of the various types of proposed tourism development on residents' willingness to pay higher taxes to support such development. A survey of 301 residents in Las Vegas rural communities examined how the factors of economic dependence on tourism, community attachment, and ecocentric attitude towards tourism influence residents' perceptions of tourism's impacts. A higher economic dependence on tourism and higher levels of community attachment led to more favorable perceptions of tourism's economic and social impacts. The economic impacts, in turn, resulted in a willingness to pay higher taxes, irrespective of the type of tourism development proposed by the Las Vegas authorities. The results suggest that rural communities reinforce a hegemonic social representation of tourism in order to characterize the ethos of capitalist urbanism that pervades the economic development discourse. The residents' social construction of tourism has important implications for tourism planners in the region and suggests the adoption of an inclusive tourism diversification strategy that leverages both gaming and alternative tourism.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Southern Nevada Planning Coalition, Outside Las Vegas Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. (Southern Nevada Planning Coalition; Outside Las Vegas Foundation; Conrad N. Hilton Foundation)en_US
dc.format.extent20 - 39 (20)en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTDen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTOURISM MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectScience & technologyen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectLife sciences & biomedicineen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental studiesen_US
dc.subjectHospitality & tourismen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental sciences & ecologyen_US
dc.subjectBusiness & economicsen_US
dc.subjectSocial representationen_US
dc.subjectGamingen_US
dc.subjectAlternative tourismen_US
dc.subjectRural community developmenten_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectWillingness to pay taxesen_US
dc.subjectRural destinationsen_US
dc.subjectSunshine Coasten_US
dc.subjectMass tourismen_US
dc.subjectAustraliaen_US
dc.subjectCyprusen_US
dc.titleGaming can be sustainable too! Using Social Representation Theory to examine the moderating effects of tourism diversification on residents' tax paying behavioren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2016.03.022
pubs.elements-sourceweb-of-scienceen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, School of Hospitality Administrationen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-5775-5293 (Mody, Makarand)


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