A refined model of factors affecting convention participation decision-making

Hanqin Qiu, Vivien Leung, Hailin Qu

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In this study, a two-step refinement of conceptual models was performed: firstly, an existing model developed by Oppermann and Chon [1997. Convention participation decision-making process. Annals of Tourism Research, 24(1), 178-191] was used as the foundation framework; secondly, while referring to the model and other literature, a modified model was proposed as the conceptual framework for future study. The new refined model of factors affecting convention participation decision-making comprises four main dimensions, association/conference factors, personal/business factors, location factors, and total cost factors. Attributes under each dimension were also carefully examined. This proposed model should provide research insights, make a contribution to the existing literature and guide future research on the factors affecting convention participation decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1127
Number of pages5
JournalTourism Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007


  • Convention
  • Importance
  • Model building and testing
  • Modified model
  • Participation decisions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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