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The Efficiency of Cooperation between the Participants in the Supply Chain in the Tourism-Related Branch of Industry in Relation to Client Satisfaction

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The Management Faculty, Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Mikolowska 72a, 40-065 Katowice, Poland
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The Management Faculty, Czestochowa University of Technology, Armii Krajowej 19B, 42-201 Częstochowa, Poland
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Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, PO Box 1174, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Udayana University, Jl. Raya Kampus UNUD, Bukit Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Bali 80362, Indonesia
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Sustainability 2019, 11(17), 4716; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174716
Received: 8 July 2019 / Revised: 21 August 2019 / Accepted: 27 August 2019 / Published: 29 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Hospitality Industry in the 21st Century)
Managing a tourism supply chain is predominantly focused on managing a tourism-specific product that can be perceived as all kinds of goods and services utilized by tourists during their trips. The predominant goal of this article is to empirically identify the level of engagement of entities operating in the tourism-oriented branch of industry concerning the satisfaction of end-customers with the offered tourism-related services and products. Within the scope of this study, the statistical relevance of elements of active cooperation within a tourism-specific supply chain was analyzed. Empirical examinations covered the assessment of the cooperation within the framework of the tourism-oriented supply chain and its impact on consumer satisfaction. A research questionnaire was utilized to meet examination-specific goals. Theoretical considerations and the analysis of branches of industry in relation to the available statistical data showed that tourist-oriented supply chain covers various entities, the engagement of which may have a factual impact on the efficiency of managing the entire chain, as well as on the overall client satisfaction, improving tourism sustainability. The obtained results clearly showed that the examined entities considered the analyzed cooperation aspects to be very important with regard to the supply chain management. Said aspects included the total length of cooperation within the framework of a particular supply chain, which, according to the examined entities, directly translated into the quality of cooperation—to either significant or very significant extent, as well as making it much easier to solve certain problems that were strictly connected with the provision of tourism-oriented services. Yet another aspect of cooperation that was touched upon was the transfer of the so-called know-how between the entities engaged in a given supply chain. As proven by the examination, 70% of the surveyed entities claimed that it was of significant or very significant importance. The last analyzed aspect of cooperation were relations between the supply chain-specific partners and their impact on the satisfaction of end customers. According to over half of the sample (61.54%), decent relations between supply chain participants affected the satisfaction of end customers to a notable extent. View Full-Text
Keywords: tourism; supply chain; cooperation; efficiency; tourism supply chain tourism; supply chain; cooperation; efficiency; tourism supply chain
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Kozicka, K.; Kot, S.; Riana, IG. The Efficiency of Cooperation between the Participants in the Supply Chain in the Tourism-Related Branch of Industry in Relation to Client Satisfaction. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4716. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174716

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Kozicka K, Kot S, Riana IG. The Efficiency of Cooperation between the Participants in the Supply Chain in the Tourism-Related Branch of Industry in Relation to Client Satisfaction. Sustainability. 2019; 11(17):4716. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174716

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Kozicka, Katarzyna; Kot, Sebastian; Riana, I G. 2019. "The Efficiency of Cooperation between the Participants in the Supply Chain in the Tourism-Related Branch of Industry in Relation to Client Satisfaction" Sustainability 11, no. 17: 4716. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174716

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