Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Entrepreneurship

Issued by Goodwood Publishing, Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Entrepreneurship (JoSTE) is an international, peer-reviewed, and scholarly journal aimed at being a platform for interdisciplinary researchers across the globe to develop and advance both theory and practice of tourism and entrepreneurship. JoSTE welcomes all well-developed papers exploring areas of tourism and entrepreneurship including papers in areas that may not directly be tourism and entrepreneurship based but concerning a topic of interest in the field of tourism and entrepreneurship, such as economics, marketing, business, management, sociology and statistics.

Issued by Goodwood Publishing, Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Entrepreneurship (JoSTE) is an international, peer-reviewed, and scholarly journal aimed at being a platform for interdisciplinary researchers across the globe to develop and advance both theory and practice of tourism and entrepreneurship. JoSTE welcomes all well-developed papers exploring areas of tourism and entrepreneurship including papers in areas that may not directly be tourism and entrepreneurship based but concerning a topic of interest in the field of tourism and entrepreneurship, such as economics, marketing, business, management, sociology and statistics.

Published
2022-07-12

Articles

Assessing the effectiveness of local community leaders in managing forest resources in the Mole National Park

Purpose: Protected areas remain an indispensable haven for wildlife resources, and fringe communities must participate in protected area management. Conflicts do arise amongst stakeholders and to resolve these conflicts and to get the best result out of protected areas, the co-management approach is apt, and community leaders play a major role in this direction. However, the focus of this paper is to explore how effective community leaders are in the co-management process. Research methodology: Mixed method approach was used in this study. For data collection, Questionnaire administration, Focus Group Discussions, and Key Informant Interviews were used in gathering the data. Data analysis was performed using SPSS where results were presented as descriptive statistics supported by content analysis. Findings: The study revealed that the fringe communities endorse their leaders as the most effective in protected Area management. The study also showed that both the surrounding communities and the Mole national park benefit positively from collaborative management. Limitations: Some of the community people who were sampled for the question administration were skeptical and reluctant in giving an audience to the researcher with the fear of being cited with contempt of interfering with the work of wildlife staff, but this was later resolved. In addition, the geographical scope of the study was limited to only three communities due to funding challenges. Contribution: The study could engender the development of benefit-sharing schemes in protected areas and could also lead to the discovery of eco-tourism potentials of some of the fringe communities.

Factors Influencing E-WOMs in Restaurant Business: Evidence from Bangladesh

Purpose: The study aimed to inquire about the factors influencing E-WOMs in the restaurant business: Evidence from Bangladesh. Research Methodology: Quantitative research was conducted and the study used descriptive research methodology. 161 data points were gathered from Bangladeshi customers using a standardized questionnaire and an online purposive sampling technique. The partial least square structural method was used to analyze the data and test the hypotheses. Sampling Technique: The probability sampling technique was chosen for this study. An online questionnaire is coherent with the conditions of this study, which focuses on a person who visited a restaurant. Data Analysis: SmartPLS software version 3.0 was used to analyze the data. Structural equation modeling was used to validate the study's conceptual model (SEM). Cronbach’s Alpha coefficients and Composite Reliability (CR) are used to determine the reliability. Besides, discriminant validity is used to test the Fornell-Larcker Criterion. Results: PLS-SEM demonstrated that positive reviews, negative reviews, trust, food and service quality, and source credibility had significant effects on E-WOMs in the restaurant business in Bangladesh. Limitation: This study focused only on the Bangladeshi restaurant business. Contribution: The study helped the authorities conduct their restaurant business by considering these factors, positive reviews, negative reviews, trust, food and service quality, and source credibility.

Potential loss of business services levy receipts in the Marine and Fisheries Office of East Nusa Tenggara Province

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to identify the potential loss of business service levies received by the Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, East Nusa Tenggara Province. Research Methodology: This study used a qualitative approach and power analysis using spiral data analysis techniques. The informants consisted of 33 people. Data collection was carried out by qualitative observation, qualitative interviews, qualitative document tracing, and qualitative audio-visual material. Results: There was a potential loss from receiving business service levies at the Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, East Nusa Tenggara Province. Limitations: This research focused on identifying the potential loss of business service levy at the Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, East Nusa Tenggara Province. Contribution: This research can be a scientific source and can be the basis for the Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of East Nusa Tenggara Province in overcoming the potential lost problem. Furthermore, this research can be scientific information for public administration students.