Research Associations as Network Facilitators: A Snapshot of the Travel and Tourism Research Association

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This article presents a discussion on research associations as facilitators of knowledge networks in a community of tourism research and marketing professionals. The Travel and Tourism Research Association was selected for a case study to examine factors, attitudes, and behaviors in relation to professional networking of its members. Perceptions of knowledge networks, and of the association as a network facilitator, are discussed in the contexts of social networks and capacity-building of a scientific community. While the observations are made of a small sample from a single association, results of the study have potential implications for understanding and nurturing professional networks in an applied research community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-286
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010


  • Applied research
  • Knowledge network
  • Scientific community
  • Social network
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing

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