• Destination cobranding in interorganizational networks: Assessing the role of central tourism organizations 

      Aarstad, Jarle; Ness, Håvard; Haugland, Sven Arne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This study examines whether tourism organizations influence each other to cobrand with the destination brand as a function of the interorganizational network structure. Empirically, it combines questionnaire and ...
    • Editorial: networks, dynamics, and innovation in the Tourism industry 

      Ness, Håvard; Fuglsang, Lars; Eide, Dorthe Helen Næss (Others, 2018)
      In recent years, networks and networking between tourism actors have been of increasing scholarly interest (Baggio, Scott, & Cooper, 2010 Baggio, R., Scott, N., & Cooper, C. (2010). Network science: A review focused on ...
    • Imitation strategies and interfirm networks in the tourism industry: A structure–agency approach 

      Aarstad, Jarle; Ness, Håvard; Haugland, Sven Arne; Kvitastein, Olav Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The paper investigates the association between tourism firms’ imitation strategies and the interfirm network structure in which they are embedded. In particular, it analyzes how imitation contributes to (1) tie formation ...
    • Innovation, uncertainty, and inter-firm shortcut ties in a tourism destination context 

      Aarstad, Jarle; Ness, Håvard; Haugland, Sven Arne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Efficient inter-firm coproduction in the tourism industry can bear a resemblance to the concept of small-worlds, typically characterized by pockets of local clusters and shortcut ties that connect and decrease path-length ...
    • Interfirm resource integration in destination contexts 

      Ness, Håvard; Haugland, Sven Arne; Aarstad, Jarle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      In a co-producing tourism destination context, interdependent firms providing the destination product need to coordinate their relationships to achieve resource integration. We focus on two key dimensions of esource ...
    • Network position and tourism firms' co-branding practice 

      Aarstad, Jarle; Ness, Håvard; Haugland, Sven Arne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      The branding of tourism destinations has received increased attention, with scholars typically focusing at the regional level or on the customer demand side. This study takes the firm as its level of analysis and explores ...
    • Triadic embeddedness, sources of relational rents, and interfirm performance 

      Haugland, Sven Arne; Ness, Håvard; Aarstad, Jarle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Interorganizational research has largely ignored how dyadic relationships are embedded in a wider network context. Responding to this research gap, we study how triadic embeddedness – cooperating firms structurally and ...
    • Viable destination ecosystems: a perspective article 

      Ness, Håvard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Purpose This paper provides a brief review of the literature on interorganizational relations in tourism over the last 75 years to understand the emerging focus on destination ecosystems. Based on these developments, the ...