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A Serious Leisure Perspective of Culinary Tourism Co-Creation: The Influence of Prior Knowledge, Physical Environment and Service Quality (2020)
Journal Article
Prayag, G., Gannon, M., Muskat, B., & Taheri, B. (2020). A Serious Leisure Perspective of Culinary Tourism Co-Creation: The Influence of Prior Knowledge, Physical Environment and Service Quality. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 32(7), 2453-2472. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-10-2019-0897

Purpose: Recognising tourists’ increasing desire for authentic destination-specific experiences, the hospitality industry has responded by increasing provision of innovative culinary activities. This study uses the concepts of serious leisure and ter... Read More about A Serious Leisure Perspective of Culinary Tourism Co-Creation: The Influence of Prior Knowledge, Physical Environment and Service Quality.

Tackling food waste in all-inclusive resort hotels (2020)
Journal Article
Okumus, B., Taheri, B., Giritlioglu, I., & Gannon, M. (2020). Tackling food waste in all-inclusive resort hotels. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 88, Article 102543. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102543

Food waste remains a serious environmental and economic concern within the hospitality and tourism industry. This study therefore investigates how managers, chefs, and employees in all-inclusive hotels view the impact of food waste and extant waste r... Read More about Tackling food waste in all-inclusive resort hotels.

Guest editorial (2020)
Journal Article
Olya, H., Van Niekerk, M., Taheri, B., & Gannon, M. J. (2020). Guest editorial. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 32(4), 1385-1391. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijchm-04-2020-024

Olya, H., Van Niekerk, M., Taheri, B. and Gannon, M.J. (2020), "Guest editorial", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 1385-1391. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-04-2020-024

Assessing the mediating role of residents' perceptions toward tourism development (2020)
Journal Article
Gannon, M., Rasoolimanesh, M., & Taheri, B. (2021). Assessing the mediating role of residents' perceptions toward tourism development. Journal of Travel Research, 60(1), 149-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047287519890926

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 a... Read More about Assessing the mediating role of residents' perceptions toward tourism development.

Understanding the influence of airport servicescape on traveler dissatisfaction and misbehavior (2019)
Journal Article
Taheri, B., Olya, H., Ali, F., & Gannon, M. (2020). Understanding the influence of airport servicescape on traveler dissatisfaction and misbehavior. Journal of Travel Research, 59(6), 1008-1028. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047287519877257

Underpinned by complexity theory, this study investigates whether the influence of social and physical servicescape on international travelers’ dissatisfaction and misbehavior differs between two characteristically different international airports in... Read More about Understanding the influence of airport servicescape on traveler dissatisfaction and misbehavior.

Nostalgic festivals: The case of Cappadox (2019)
Book Chapter
Taheri, B., Gannon, M. J., & Olya, H. (2019). Nostalgic festivals: The case of Cappadox. In U. Kockel, C. Clopot, B. Tjarve, & M. Nic Craith (Eds.), Heritage and Festivals in Europe: Performing Identities (63-78). Routledge

Taheri, B., Gannon, M. J., & Olya, H. (2019). Nostalgic festivals: The case of Cappadox. In U. Kockel, C. Clopot, B. Tjarve, & M. Nic Craith (Eds.), Heritage and Festivals in Europe: Performing Identities, (63-78). Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

A spirit of generosity: philanthropy in the Scotch Whisky Industry (2019)
Journal Article
MacKenzie, N., Gordon, J., & Gannon, M. (2019). A spirit of generosity: philanthropy in the Scotch Whisky Industry. Business History Review, 93(3), 529-552. https://doi.org/10.1017/S000768051900093X

Recent literature on philanthropy and business has focused on the return of capital to businesses and entrepreneurs from giving. In this paper, we show how historical context impacts the motivations and organizational forms created over time in phila... Read More about A spirit of generosity: philanthropy in the Scotch Whisky Industry.

Understanding the importance that consumers attach to social media sharing (ISMS): Scale development and validation (2019)
Journal Article
Dedeoğlu, B. B., Taheri, B., Okumus, F., & Gannon, M. (2020). Understanding the importance that consumers attach to social media sharing (ISMS): Scale development and validation. Tourism Management, 76, Article 103954. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2019.103954

In response to the increasing ubiquity of social media platforms, improved consumer choice, and technological progress, the importance of consumer-generated content (CGC) continues to grow for organizations marketing their destinations, products, and... Read More about Understanding the importance that consumers attach to social media sharing (ISMS): Scale development and validation.

Visitors’ perceived trust in sincere, authentic, and memorable heritage experiences (2019)
Journal Article
Taheri, B., Gannon, M., & Kesgin, M. (2020). Visitors’ perceived trust in sincere, authentic, and memorable heritage experiences. Service Industries Journal, 40(9-10), 705-725. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2019.1642877

The success of cultural destinations often centres on whether consumers trust the provenance and integrity of the heritage assets, activities, and services therein. However, few studies examine whether this ‘perceived trust’ influences the authentici... Read More about Visitors’ perceived trust in sincere, authentic, and memorable heritage experiences.

Does living in the vicinity of heritage tourism sites influence residents’ perceptions and attitudes? (2019)
Journal Article
Rasoolimanesh, S. M., Taheri, B., Gannon, M., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., & Hanifah, H. (2019). Does living in the vicinity of heritage tourism sites influence residents’ perceptions and attitudes?. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27(9), 1295-1317. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2019.1618863

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' attitudes toward tourism development; community attachment... Read More about Does living in the vicinity of heritage tourism sites influence residents’ perceptions and attitudes?.

Festival quality, self-connection, and bragging (2019)
Journal Article
Gannon, M., Taheri, B., & Olya, H. (2019). Festival quality, self-connection, and bragging. Annals of Tourism Research, 76, 239-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.04.014

Festivals provide opportunities for experiential consumption, attracting both first-time and repeat visitors. However, current understanding of the perceptual and behavioural differences between these groups remains incomplete. This study investigate... Read More about Festival quality, self-connection, and bragging.

Exploring the antecedents of sustainable tourism development (2019)
Journal Article
MacKenzie, N., & Gannon, M. J. (2019). Exploring the antecedents of sustainable tourism development. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-05-2018-0384

Purpose: We use two historical case studies (UK and Costa Rica) to explore the antecedents and legitimization of sustainable development in hospitality and tourism, demonstrating the value of historical analysis through careful consideration of motiv... Read More about Exploring the antecedents of sustainable tourism development.

Investigating the influence of performance measurement on learning, entrepreneurial orientation and performance in turbulent markets (2019)
Journal Article
Taheri, B., Bititci, U., Gannon, M. J., & Cordina, R. (2019). Investigating the influence of performance measurement on learning, entrepreneurial orientation and performance in turbulent markets. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 31(3), https://doi.org/10.1108/ijchm-11-2017-0744

Purpose: This study examines how comprehensive performance measurement systems (CPMS) influence entrepreneurial orientation, market-focused learning (MFL), and employees’ perceptions of firm performance within a service-provision context. It also con... Read More about Investigating the influence of performance measurement on learning, entrepreneurial orientation and performance in turbulent markets.

Self-expression and play: can religious tourism be hedonistic? (2018)
Journal Article
Lochrie, S., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Curran, R., Gannon, M. J., Taheri, B., …Yalinay, O. (2019). Self-expression and play: can religious tourism be hedonistic?. Tourism Recreation Research, 44(1), 2-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2018.1545825

Using data collected from 538 Iranian tourists undertaking the religious pilgrimage of Umrah (i.e., voluntary travel to the holy city of Mecca at any time throughout the year), this study investigates the concept of play and its relationship with sel... Read More about Self-expression and play: can religious tourism be hedonistic?.

Over and over: local fans and spectator sport tourist engagement (2018)
Journal Article
Cordina, R., Gannon, M. J., & Croall, R. (2019). Over and over: local fans and spectator sport tourist engagement. Service Industries Journal, 39(7-8), 590-608. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2018.1534962

This study investigates consumer engagement within the live sport-as-service industry by exploring the match-day experiences of spectator sport tourists. It highlights the importance of authentic and sincere experiences manifest through tourists’ int... Read More about Over and over: local fans and spectator sport tourist engagement.

Measuring host sincerity: scale development and validation (2018)
Journal Article
Taheri, B., Gannon, M. J., Cordina, R., & Lochrie, S. (2018). Measuring host sincerity: scale development and validation. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(8), 2752-2772. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijchm-08-2017-0535

Purpose The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a scale for host sincerity. Design/methodology/approach The ten-item host sincerity scale was developed by following a multi-stage scale development procedure (Delphi technique, quali... Read More about Measuring host sincerity: scale development and validation.

Servicescape and shopping value: the role of negotiation intention, social orientation, and recreational identity at the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, Turkey (2018)
Journal Article
Yalinay, O., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Curran, R., Gannon, M. J., Lochrie, S., …Thompson, J. (2018). Servicescape and shopping value: the role of negotiation intention, social orientation, and recreational identity at the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, Turkey. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 35(9), 1132-1144. https://doi.org/10.1080/10548408.2018.1475277

This paper examines the influence of negotiation intention, recreational shopper identity, and social shopping orientation on both servicescape and visitors’ overall shopping value in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar. We developed and tested a conceptual mo... Read More about Servicescape and shopping value: the role of negotiation intention, social orientation, and recreational identity at the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, Turkey.

The traditional marketplace: serious leisure and recommending authentic travel (2018)
Journal Article
Curran, R., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Gannon, M. J., Lochrie, S., Taheri, B., …Yalinay, O. (2018). The traditional marketplace: serious leisure and recommending authentic travel. Service Industries Journal, 38(15-16), 1116-1132. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2018.1432603

Services reliant on revenue generated from tourism are often beholden to how authentic visitors perceive their offering to be. From a managerial perspective, this is exacerbated when they serve a dual-purpose, as both actively ingrained in local cult... Read More about The traditional marketplace: serious leisure and recommending authentic travel.

Over and over: consumer engagement and turning sports tourists into fans (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Cordina, R., Gannon, M. J., & Croall, R. (2017, December). Over and over: consumer engagement and turning sports tourists into fans. Paper presented at Academy of Marketing: Tourism Marketing Special Interest Group (SIG)

Travel to consume sport is an increasingly popular and prevalent leisure pursuit (Fourie & Santana-Gallego, 2011; Fredline, 2005). From those who follow Formula 1 across the globe (Henderson et al., 2010), to Tennis’ most ardent fans (Fredline, 2005)... Read More about Over and over: consumer engagement and turning sports tourists into fans.

Activating the diaspora: engagement and satisfaction amongst philanthropic transient volunteer tourists (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Thompson, J., Gannon, M. J., Curran, R., & Taheri, B. (2017, December). Activating the diaspora: engagement and satisfaction amongst philanthropic transient volunteer tourists. Paper presented at Academy of Marketing: Tourism Marketing Special Interest Group (SIG)

This study develops understanding of diasporic volunteers who travel for the purpose of fundraising and other supporting roles (excluding service delivery), and seek to contribute positively to social welfare in their homeland. Such volunteers are de... Read More about Activating the diaspora: engagement and satisfaction amongst philanthropic transient volunteer tourists.