Analysis of the role of innovation and efficiency in coastal destinations affected by tourism seasonality
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Rosa María Puertas Medina... [et al.]. Analysis of the role of innovation and efficiency in coastal destinations affected by tourism seasonality, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, 100163, ISSN 2444-569X, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jik.2022.100163]
This research analyses the relationship between efficiency, innovation and seasonality of the Spanish coasts for a five-year period (2015−2019). First of all, the nexus between the level of efficiency and changes in productivity, driven by improvements in innovation and/or efficiency, is determined using Data Envelopment Analysis and the Malmquist Index. Second, this paper proposes a synthetic index to measure seasonality and assess its connection with efficiency and innovation, using a cross efficiency approach to do so. Results show how the intensity of seasonality influences efficiency. In addition, it is observed that innovation can offset possible decreases in efficiency; as such, policies that promote both aspects are needed in the more seasonal destinations.