Prologue: Tourism and Quality-of-Life (QOL) Research: The Missing Links

  • Muzaffer Uysal
  • Richard Perdue
  • M. Joseph Sirgy
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


Tourism is a major socioeconomic force in today’s world. The study of tourism and its increasing growth as a field of study can be largely attributed to tourism’s ability to create significant economic benefits and jobs in destinations. Tourism and its socioeconomic impacts have become highly investigated phenomena of today’s academic world.


Tourism Development Community Resident Medical Tourism Tourism Experience Tourism Economy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muzaffer Uysal
    • 1
  • Richard Perdue
    • 1
  • M. Joseph Sirgy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Marketing, Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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