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https://doi.org/10.20867/thm.21.1.4

Innovation in Slovenian tourism organisations

Maja Uran Maravić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-3795-3932 ; Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica, University of Primorska, Portorož, Slovenia
Dejan Križaj ; Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica, University of Primorska, Portorož, Slovenia
Miha Lesjak ; Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica, University of Primorska, Portorož, Slovenia

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APA 6th Edition
Uran Maravić, M., Križaj, D. & Lesjak, M. (2015). Innovation in Slovenian tourism organisations. Tourism and hospitality management, 21 (1), 51-62. https://doi.org/10.20867/thm.21.1.4
MLA 8th Edition
Uran Maravić, Maja, et al. "Innovation in Slovenian tourism organisations." Tourism and hospitality management, vol. 21, no. 1, 2015, pp. 51-62. https://doi.org/10.20867/thm.21.1.4. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Uran Maravić, Maja, Dejan Križaj and Miha Lesjak. "Innovation in Slovenian tourism organisations." Tourism and hospitality management 21, no. 1 (2015): 51-62. https://doi.org/10.20867/thm.21.1.4
Harvard
Uran Maravić, M., Križaj, D., and Lesjak, M. (2015). 'Innovation in Slovenian tourism organisations', Tourism and hospitality management, 21(1), pp. 51-62. https://doi.org/10.20867/thm.21.1.4
Vancouver
Uran Maravić M, Križaj D, Lesjak M. Innovation in Slovenian tourism organisations. Tourism and hospitality management [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2021 October 19];21(1):51-62. https://doi.org/10.20867/thm.21.1.4
IEEE
M. Uran Maravić, D. Križaj and M. Lesjak, "Innovation in Slovenian tourism organisations", Tourism and hospitality management, vol.21, no. 1, pp. 51-62, 2015. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.20867/thm.21.1.4

Abstracts
The purpose – Slovenian tourism organisations must constantly focus on developing variety innovations for organisations. In this paper, we present a study conducted on innovation practices in Slovenian tourism organisations.
Design/methodology – In a survey conducted on Slovenia tourism organisations, we obtained data and identified their innovation performance and the innovation climate in their area of business. There are three main hypothesis tested.
Findings – The research sample of 41 organisations found that most innovation in tourism organisations came through the introduction of new services (90%), followed by innovation through new organisational methods (73%), and found a high-level climate for innovation. Worse was its assessment of research activity within organisations and cooperation with external institutions (eg. universities and research institutes) and investment in innovation activities within their research and development. Results obtained from the research showed a mean value for the innovation climate-instrument of 3.83 indicating a high innovation climate for the Slovenian tourism companies included in the sample survey. Mostly, (publicly known as) more innovative active organisations responded to our survey. From such results, we find that tourism organisations included in the survey are aware of the importance of innovation, teaching organisations to communicate well and network with other organisations, are adaptable to change and engaged with their own ideas in support of the organisation's management.
Originality of the research – The contribution of the research is that it has applied the generic instrument for measuring innovation climate on tourism and the first time climate is measured in Slovenia.

Keywords
innovation; innovation climate; tourism organisations; tourism; Slovenia

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