S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh
Taylor's University · Centre For Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT)

Ph.D

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July 2014 - June 2016
Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to critically review and synthesize the scale development practices in hospitality and tourism and propose updated guidelines applicable for both reflective and composite scales. Design/methodology/approach Using a critical review of a sample of scale development papers published in six top-tier tourism and hos...
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Although social media studies in tourism are increasingly important, little is known about factors influencing intention of sharing tourism experiences in social media. Tourists are unwilling to share experiences as much as tourism business expected. Thus, this article aims to identify the relevant theories and influencing factors through Preferred...
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Purpose This study aims to examine the effects of environmental knowledge, perceived environmental responsibility and altruism on tourist’s intention to stay in green hotels. In addition, the mediating role played by tourists’ attitudes, including ecocentric and anthropocentric attitudes, is explored. Design/methodology/approach Data were collecte...
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This study investigates the influence of objective authenticity, substantive staging of servicescapes, experience co-creation, involvement and shopping satisfaction on the memorability of souvenir shopping experiences. The study also examines the relationship between a memorable souvenir shopping experience , nostalgia, destination attachment and r...
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Purpose – The revitalisation of tangible and intangible urban heritage can foster social cohesion and drive creativity and innovation in a changing global environment. Recognising its potential for economic development, many local municipalities are putting forward efforts to revitalise these areas. However, this has caused these sites to face new...
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This study compares the direct and indirect effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on brand equity and brand loyalty between public and private universities. Additionally, this study compares the direct effect of CSR on brand reputation; brand reputation on brand equity and loyalty; and the role of brand reputation as a mediator between p...
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Despite the availability of a considerable body of research examining large-scale hotels, small-scale accommodations like traditional guesthouses have been overlooked. Using the hierarchy of effects model, this paper seeks to investigate and compare the effects of perceived value dimensions (e.g. functional value, emotional value, and social value)...
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This paper aims to systematically review and analyze the current research on tourism impacts on destinations during 2016-2020. The Scopus database was used to search for tourism impact studies. The study evaluated 80 published articles to identify different types of tourism impacts and subthemes to indicate their pattern. The majority of the studi...
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This paper attempts to investigate to what extent the level of effective participation in the process of planning of City Development Strategies (CDS) contributes to achieve Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) pillars. CDS is a strategic urban plan, which has been applied by many cities in developing countries to achieve SUD. However, the level of...
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This study aims to evaluate the effect of customer forgiveness on perceived brand betrayal and the outcomes of brand hate in the restaurant industry. The mediating role of perceived brand betrayal in restaurant service failures is examined. In addition, this study compares the effects of customer forgiveness on brand betrayal and brand hate between...
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The explosive growth of Airbnb not only provides travelers with novel accommodation experiences at prices that suit their budget, but also challenges the existing regulatory and market structures. While Airbnb with its distinct peer-to-peer (P2P) accommodation business model is considered a disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry, little...
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This paper aims to discuss modern approaches to assess discriminant validity in the context of structural equation modeling via partial least squares (PLS-SEM). It illustrates the application of these approaches using the WarpPLS 7.0 software. The Fornell-Larcker criterion, cross-loadings method, heterotrait-monotrait (HTMT) ratio, and full colline...
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Purpose The local food tourism in Pakistan is increasing rapidly, and it attracts scholars to determine the factors affecting local food tourists' buying choices. Particularly, the authors aim to investigate the role of food consumption values on predicting domestic tourists' attitude toward local food and its effect on the intention to try local f...
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Although the interrelationships among customer perceived value, revisit intention and customer loyalty has been widely studied in various tourism and hospitality settings, it has yet to be comprehensively addressed in the Airbnb context. Based on the value-attitude-behavior hierarchy, our paper proposes a theoretical framework assessing the influen...
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As a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the survival of tourism destinations, to a great extent, fully depends on the advancement of information and communication technology (ICT) globally. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been regarded as effective marketing communication tools that enable customers to dive into an...
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The tourist destination does not only connote a geographical space but also a system comprising services, facilities and infrastructure. Therefore, to create attractive destinations, a multifaceted set of products and services needs to be developed and marketed. Destination marketing organisations (DMOs) play an instrumental role in the marketing o...
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While tourism is a key economic generator for many countries, emerging economies are confronted with additional challenges that those well-established destinations in North America, Australia and Europe normally don’t have to contend with. The potential for terrorism, political unrest, natural disasters, accidents – not to mention epidemics – have...
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This special issue aims to publish a collection of studies and best practices to deepen our understandings of the role of tourism and hospitality in progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Out of 71 abstracts that we received in response to our call for papers, 23 proposals were invited to submit full manuscripts, and 1...
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Despite the growing social entrepreneurship (SE) literature in other disciplines, the research on tourism social entrepreneurship (TSE) is still in its infancy, and the knowledge has not been explicitly mapped. Moreover, the existing literature consists primarily of descriptive case studies of successful TSE initiatives, and few of them have reache...
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Purpose: This article proposes guidelines to (i) develop moderation hypotheses, (ii) assess moderators using the multigroup analysis (MGA) and interaction effect approaches, and (iii) interpret the results of moderation analysis in tourism and hospitality research. Design/methodology/approach: Through a review of 600 articles published in top tou...
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This study aims to investigate the effects of tourist engagement dimensions on revisit and word of mouth (WOM) intentions of heritage tourists. The data were collected from domestic tourists in the heritage city of Kashan, Iran. To analyse the collected data, this study applies Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) as a symme...
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This study aims to investigate the interplay of visitor engagement, authenticity, and destination image in driving revisit and electronic word of mouth (eWOM) intentions of heritage tourists through the mediating role of Memorable Tourism Experiences (MTE). The data for this research were collected from tourists in the UNESCO-listed heritage city o...
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This study investigates the effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on brand reputation, brand trust, and brand loyalty in the context of higher education. The direct effect of CSR on brand loyalty, and indirect effects through brand reputation and brand trust have been investigated. Data for this study were collected from 300 students att...
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Purpose This paper aims to propose an integrated urban planning framework to achieve sustainable urban development (SUD) in the Malaysian context. Design/methodology/approach In the course of developing this framework, this paper reviews the related literature and Malaysian policies, programs and plans. Findings The findings highlight the importa...
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Purpose - This paper investigates the interplay of Memorable Tourism Experiences (MTE) dimensions in driving behavioural intentions of heritage tourists through the mediating role of satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach – Empirical data were collected from tourists in the heritage city of Kashan, Iran. Partial least squares – structural equat...
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This research proposes guidelines for hypothesizing and assessing mediation concepts for tourism and hospitality research. The mediation analysis plays a significant role in theory development and advancement in social science disciplines and is significantly increasing in recent years. However, following questionable hypothesis development, statis...
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Risk perceptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are significant factors shaping contemporary tourist travel behaviour. While the relationship between perceived risk and tourists' decision-making and behaviour in relation to COVID-19 is already a significant area of tourism research, the role of exposure to media outlets in affecting travel i...
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Although the hope of restarting international travel is now largely pinned on the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination hesitancy among travellers remains an obstacle to this endeavour. Therefore, it is imperative to understand the mechanisms that affect people’s attitudes towards receiving the COVID-19 vaccine for international travel. This study contribu...
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Purpose – This research proposes guidelines for the joint use of partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) and fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) to combine symmetric and asymmetric perspectives in model evaluation, in the hospitality and tourism field. Design/methodology/approach – Our study discusses PLS-SEM as...
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Accommodation purchase decision is a complex field that makes predictions of revisit intentions hard to examine. Our work explores psychological factors motivating visitors' decision-making concerning accommodation purchases by integrating the theory of planned behavior and value-attitude-behavior model. Using a group of multiple informants in Swis...
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This study investigates the effects of cognitive destination image shaped by media during the COVID-19 pandemic on willingness to support and post-pandemic travel intention. Drawing upon the concept of cognitive destination image and through an online self-administered survey, the effects of four factors including trust, crisis management, healthca...
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This study investigates the perceptions shaped by media towards trust, crisis management, healthcare system, and solidarity, as well as willingness to support and travel intention across two groups of countries with higher and lower COVID-19 case fatality rates. The findings showed more positive perceptions towards trust, crisis management, healthc...
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This study aims to explore and ascertain the components of meal-sharing experiences with local foods of international travellers. This study offers insights into the factors influencing local food tourists' evaluation of destination experiences of a sharing economy platform. A netnography approach is applied to understand the meal-sharing experienc...
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Though customer engagement (CE) and customer experience (CX) are recognized as key research priorities, empirically-derived insight into their association with tourism customers’ ensuing value co-creation and destination revisit intent remains tenuous, in particular for first-time vs. repeat customers. In response to this gap, we develop an S-D log...
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Purpose – This study aims to propose a comprehensive model to help understand factors influencing the intention to participate in a destination management system (DMS) amongst tourism stakeholders in Vietnam which are considered as the determinants of the successful implementation of the system. Design/methodology/approach – A survey was conducted...
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This study reveals how cost-benefit attitude has as a mediating role in residents’ attitudes regarding support for tourism development. The theory of reasoned action (TRA), and social exchange theory (SET) are underpinning theories to support the hypotheses. The research was conducted in Şırnak province (Turkey), where tourism has not yet developed...
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This study investigates the effects of both experience and service quality on the perceived value of medical tourists. In addition, the direct and indirect effects of service and experience quality on behavioral intention through perceived value have been investigated. Moreover, the moderation role of perceived risk and perceived fee on the effects...
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At the time of writing this editorial, the tourism industry is at a standstill due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Airlines are being crippled, hotels and leisure services are barely trading and small businesses, which comprise the majority of the hospitality and tourism industry in many countries, are strategising new modes of survival. This is a direct...
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This study investigates the effects of influencing factors (community attachment, environmental and cultural attitudes, economic gain, and involvement) on residents’ perceptions of heritage tourism, and whether these effects differ between male and female residents. Data were collected from residents of the historic Iranian city of Tabriz, and anal...
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Purpose – This study examines the interrelationships between the dimensions of perceived value, including functional, emotional, and social values. The mediating role of emotional value between functional and social values and satisfaction have been hypothesized and tested. In addition, we examine the moderating role of social value for the effect...
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Purpose - This paper evaluates the content of Iranian primary school textbooks – as the fundamental educational tool in transmitting of key components-to highlight to what extent the content pursues the philosophy of heritage education. Heritage preservation, known to be fostering of the sustainable development, is successfully achieved through the...
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Purpose-This study investigates the relationships between service quality, perceived value, and hotel guest satisfaction, drawing upon data from TripAdvisor-an online travel agent (OTA) platform. We also investigate the mediating role of perceived value on the relationship between service quality and satisfaction, as well as the moderating role of...
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Purpose This paper aims to briefly highlight the evolution and overview of theories and methods applied to studies on residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards tourism development and proposes several new areas of inquiry for future scholarly research. Design/methodology/approach This is a paper that highlights the past perspectives and future...
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Sustainable tourism indicators (STIs) are an integral element of tourism planning and management. This study systematically reviews the research contributions on the development of STIs based on four criteria including: i) the relevance of the STIs to the sustainable development goals (SDGs); ii) governance; iii) stakeholders involved; and iv) the...
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This study aims to compare the effects of several dimensions of tourist engagement, including enthusiasm, attention, absorption, interaction, and identification on loyalty across male and female tourists. A total number of 210 questionnaire were completed from tourists visiting Kinabalu National Park in Sabah, Malaysia. This study uses both partial...
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Research suggests that the cultural context in which a business operates influences the level of innovation. However, research on the links between cultural factors and innovation in construction remains limited. The aim is to examine the underlying relationships between cultural factors and innovation propensity in small to medium enterprises (SME...
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This study aims to investigate the effects of customer value, service quality, trust and commitment on customer loyalty in the context of business-to-business. Moreover, this study examines the mediating role of commitment and trust between service quality, customer value and customer loyalty. This study is informed by a sample of 350 managers and...
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Framed by social exchange theory and Weber's theory of substantive and formal rationality, this study investigates the mediating role of residents' perceptions of tourism impacts. It examines whether community attachment, environmental and cultural attitudes, economic gain, and community involvement directly impact upon residents' support for touri...
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The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of governance on the three linchpins of sustainable urban development (SUD): social development and inclusion, economic development, and environmental protection. This study relies on secondary data collected by UN-Habitat from 265 cities in developing countries between 2013 and 2016 for the...
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Cultural tourism is a significant element of tourism for many destinations; nevertheless, relatively little is known about the contributing factors that form the overall cultural travel experience. This study sought to contribute to this extant knowledge gap by enhancing our understanding of the nature of cultural tourism experiences and the proces...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the experiences of international tourists with healthy signature food at a tourist destination, and explore the perceptions of food providers regarding the preparation of healthy signature foods. Healthy signature food at tourist destinations has become a crucial factor that can determine whether...
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Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of the dining experience including food quality, service quality, convenience and ambiance on overall satisfaction and customers’ intention to revisit in quick service restaurants (QSRs). In addition, the mediating effects of overall satisfaction between dining experience dimensi...
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Nature based solutions are innovative solutions which are inspired from nature and applied to contemporary societal problems such as climate change, overtourism, poverty alleviation, etc. The research on 'nature based solutions' in tourism is rudimentary and the main objective of this study is to identify and conceptualize the nature based solution...
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This paper aims to investigate the effect innovation barriers has on the innovation orientation in the Syrian construction firms in the period of the war years. The effect of 8 different barriers were investigated: Technical, Financial, Process, Psychological, Management, Culture, Environmental and Governmental barriers. Questionnaire data were col...
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This study investigates whether the perceptions and attitudes of residents living within the vicinity of heritage tourism sites differ from those living further afield. It examines residents’ perceptions toward tourism development; community attachment; environment and culture attitudes; economic gain; and involvement, alongside the moderating role...
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This paper investigates the effects of personal factors and travel characteristics on tourists’ perceived crowding of Kilim Geopark, Langkawi Island, Malaysia. There are paucity of studies in the literature to investigate the influencing factors on perceived crowding, including personal factors and travel characteristics. Moreover, we justify, prop...
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The researchers examined the factor structure and model specifications of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) using partial least squares – structural equation modeling with a sample of adult clients (N = 298) receiving individual therapy at a university-based counseling research center (UBCCRC). The results o...
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This study aims to examine the effect of communication factors (e.g. uses of questions and multisensory media) and visitor factors (e.g. high level of interest and visualisation) on visitors' mindfulness. Mindfulness refers to a state of mind in which an individual is actively processing information from their environment. Past literature has sugge...
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The researchers employed a confirmatory tetrad analysis (CTA) using partial least squares - structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) with Outcome Questionnaire 45.2 (OQ-45) data, examining the measurement model of the OQ-45 scores with a sample of male adult clients (N = 1,558) receiving individual therapy at a university-based counseling research ce...
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This study aims to examine the effect of communication factors (e.g. uses of questions and multisensory media) and visitor factors (e.g. high level of interest and visualisation) on visitors' mindfulness. Mindfulness refers to a state of mind in which an individual is actively processing information from their environment. Past literature has sugge...