Analyzing the Performance of the South Tyrolean Hospitality Sector: A Dynamic Approach
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Tourism Research
How to Cite
Brida, J. G., Deidda, M., Garrido, N. and Manuela, P. (2013), Analyzing the Performance of the South Tyrolean Hospitality Sector: A Dynamic Approach. Int. J. Tourism Res.. doi: 10.1002/jtr.1980
- Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 22 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 13 DEC 2012
- regional hospitality sector;
- correlation and average distances;
- hierarchical clustering
This paper analyzes the dynamic efficiency of the hospitality sector in the province of Bolzano (Italy) to identify similar behavior of firms across the period 2002–2008. A data envelopment analysis is run as a basis to analyze the efficiency evolution of the firms by employing two complementary measures of distance (i.e. correlation and average distances). Via a hierarchical clustering approach, results show the existence of homogeneous groups with similar dynamical characteristics. Structural factors (e.g. size, number of stars and sub-sector of activity) are found to affect the evolution of hotel efficiency over time. Policy and management implications are drawn from the present analysis. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.