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Innovation implementation: Harmony and conflict in Chinese modern music festivals

Li, Yanning, Wood, E and Thomas, R (2017) Innovation implementation: Harmony and conflict in Chinese modern music festivals Tourism Management, 63. pp. 87-99.

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There is a degree of consensus in the academic literature that innovation is a vital source of competitive advantage. Although some processional aspects of innovation have been examined in detail, the process of implementation of innovation at an organisational level has been neglected, especially in the tourism literature. This paper adopts a relational perspective to examine the implementation of innovation within the burgeoning Chinese modern music festivals sector. The findings of six detailed case studies show how identity, equality, guanxi, and a range of specific contextual factors, influence the development of relationships. These, in turn, affect innovation implementation, notably by influencing the acquisition and use of knowledge and other resources essential to the process. A conceptual model is proposed which explains the complexities of these relationships, their roles in innovation implementation, and incorporates mediating factors such as temporality, organisational structure, and the reliance upon volunteers found within events.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Wood, E
Thomas, R
Date : 13 June 2017
DOI : 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.06.009
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Innovation; Events; Social exchange; Guanxi
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 16 May 2018 09:18
Last Modified : 04 Nov 2019 09:36

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