N. David publishes in Journal of Travel Research


Natalie David, associate professor at EM Strasbourg, published an article in Journal of Travel Research, in collaboration with three co-authors.

Oliver Rossmannek, Natalie David, Carlos Sandoval  , and Lluis Garay  co-authored a paper entitled "Bridging the Green Gap in Homesharing: How Platforms Can Increase Hosts’ Sustainability Intentions and Behavior."


Homesharing platforms are under substantive pressure to become more environmentally sustainable. Key to this challenge is these platforms’ homesharing hosts, who have the opportunity to introduce new sustainability innovations (e.g., water-saving measures). However, knowledge of what drives hosts’ sustainability behavior is currently limited. We address this gap and investigate antecedents for hosts’ sustainability intentions. Our study is based on a survey in Europe (conducted in 12 languages), resulting in a sample of 1,392 hosts. Building on the theory of planned behavior, we perform three analyses: (a) quantitative and theory testing, (b) quantitative and explorative, and (c) qualitative and explorative. Notably, we find that attitude and norms, as well as financial resources and time, are the main drivers of hosts’ sustainability intentions. In addition, the presence of local service offices (i.e., a platform business model that internalizes service operations from hosts) moderates the effects of sustainability antecedents.

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Founded in 1961, Journal of Travel Research (JTR) is the oldest of the world’s top-ranked scholarly journals focused exclusively on travel and tourism, reflecting the worldwide importance of tourism, both economically and socially. JTR focuses on the business of travel and tourism development, management, marketing, economics and behavior. This review provides researchers, educators, and professionals with up-to-date, high-quality research on behavioral trends and management theory for one of the most influential and dynamic industries.

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