A Typology of Strategic Relationships in Religious Tourism Business Networks
Ali Heidari Assistant Prof., Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Hamid Reza Yazdani .Assistant Prof., Human Resource Management, University of Tehran, Farabi Campus, Tehran, Iran
Mohammad Reza Jalilvand ,Futures Studies, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Corresponding Author: Ali Heidary
The importance of networking in the area of inter-organizational network theory has become more and more evident to tourism scholars. However, prior literature has paid little attention to the application of networking in a religious setting, particularly the processes which occur inside, i.e. competition, coopetition and cooperation. Drawing on an extended literature review and a resource-based view, this paper presents a typology of strategic relationships in the context of religious tourism networking. This research contributes to the network theory by proposing the applicability of the networking processes in a new setting; namely, religious tourism.