nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2010‒03‒13
two papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. Dynamic inter-relationship between trade, economic growth and tourism in Malaysia By Sarmidi, Tamat; Salleh, Norlida H
  2. I piani formativi settoriale e di filiera: lo sviluppo del capitale intellettuale e del capitale sociale nell’Appennino bolognese By Ferrari , Filippo

  1. By: Sarmidi, Tamat; Salleh, Norlida H
    Abstract: This study aims to test a hypothesis that postulate a positive inter-relationship between international flows of tourist, trade and economic growth. Although tourism is one of the major components in the trade of services, and it has been certified by large number of literatures on the strong correlation between tourism industry and economic development, yet not much is known on the dynamic inter-relationship between these three variables. Closing-up this gaping hole, this study employs the cointegration tests under autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) structure to investigate a dynamic inter-relationship between economic development, total trade (import and export) and number of tourist arrival for Malaysia and her major tourism partners ((ASEAN countries) . The estimated result based on the long run time series behavior for number of tourist arrival, volume of total trade and economic development’s indicator shows that these three variables are moved in tandem. Interestingly, in the analysis of short run behavior, we find that number of tourist arrival has significantly Granger caused total trade flows at least for some countries. At the same time, in the short-run, we find that both growth in total trade (export and import) and international tourists’ arrival to Malaysia have uni-directionally Granger caused real income growth and there is statistical evidence for international trade to lead tourist arrival.
    Keywords: economic growth; trade; tourism; cointegration; and Malaysia
    JEL: F00 F41 A10
    Date: 2010–03–01
  2. By: Ferrari , Filippo
    Abstract: This paper describes the action-research aimed at implementing Sectorial Training Plans in the territory of the former Mountain Community Cinque Valli Bolognesi, near Bologna in central northern Italy. Been involved in research are a variety of agencies, both public and private, institutional and technical, and work has identified three sectors (building conservation, tourism, energy production from renewable sources) to be developed. Furthermore, research has highlighted the need for a meta-managerial role of government of the territory.
    Keywords: training needs; local development; human resources management
    JEL: R58 O15
    Date: 2010–02–26

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