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This chapter focuses on the Finnish rural tourism entrepreneurs' definitions of success and growth. It is argued that an entrepreneur's definition of success and growth is comprised of his/her attitudes towards the need for growth in business, needs and expectations for continuation of the firm and ...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Small firms in tourism: international perspectives, 2004, pp 115-138
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify those factors that are supposed to be the most important in terms of small business success in tourism industry. The empirical data is collected within one region in Finland. The respondents were asked to evaluate the importance of the given factors for the ...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.; Reijonen, H.
Publisher
Editions AIEST (Association Internationale d'Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme), St. Gallen, Switzerland
Citation
Tourism Review, 2006, 61, 4, pp 13-20
Abstract

This paper discusses the development of the quality of nature-based tourist products in the light of a case study in Finland. The paper first conceptualizes the nature-based tourist product by suggesting a descriptive model of the prerequisites for the customer-oriented tourist product. The quality ...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2006, 6, 2, pp 136-149
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Cover for The Baltics' accession: Finnish perspectives.

This chapter examines the implications for the Finnish tourism industry of the Baltic countries' accession to the EU. First, the relationships between Finland and Estonia, and between Finland and Russia, are briefly introduced. In the second section, reflections on transformations and EU...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.; Peltonen, A.; Ylkänen, T.; Kokkila, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931179)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Guidelines for professional activity services in tourism - a discussion about the quality of a tourist experience product.

This chapter first briefly presents the results of a tourism development project in Finland called the MONO project and then assesses the results from a services perspective. The aim of the MONO project was to develop voluntary guidelines for the production of a range of nature-based activity...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930127)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Purpose - The objective of this paper is to identify the factors determining a business organisation's use of an intermediary when buying convention packages and meeting services. Design/methodology/approach - The data are based on a case, a public organisation responsible for promoting and...

Author(s)
Kokkomäki, J.; Laukkanen, T.; Komppula, R.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2010, 65, 2, pp 21-27
Abstract

The goals of this article are twofold: first, to investigate if rural tourism could be seen as a form of wellbeing tourism by comparing motivations; and second, to use motivation segmentation to find out how the wellbeing segment differs from other segments. A questionnaire was developed based on...

Author(s)
Pesonen, J.; Komppula, R.
Publisher
Australian Academic Press Pty. Ltd., Bowen Hills, Australia
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2010, 17, 1, pp 150-157
Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to segment Finnish ski resort visitors according to ski destination choice attributes using data-driven segmentation. In addition, segments are compared in order to ascertain possible differences in personal (gender and age) and situation-specific (type of visitor and...

Author(s)
Konu, H.; Laukkanen, T.; Komppula, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2011, 32, 5, pp 1096-1105
Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the differences and relationships of push and pull motivations in two different rural tourism destinations. Design/methodology/approach - Data were collected from tourists visiting rural tourism companies in Finland and in Tyrol (Austria). The...

Author(s)
Pesonen, J.; Komppula, R.; Kronenberg, C.; Peters, M.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2011, 66, 3, pp 32-49
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to increase our understanding about the experienced value of hunting as a travel experience. Experienced value refers to the individual's multidimensional outcome of the hunting experience. The study consists of an auto-ethnography of one hunter and diary notes, photos and...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.; Gartner, W. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2013, 35, pp 168-180

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