Tourism and Entrepreneurship

Tourism and Entrepreneurship

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Tourism and Entrepreneurship: International Perspectives provides an innovative, interdisciplinary approach. This book takes, as its central theme, the role of entrepreneurship in the context of regional, local and national tourism development. By engaging with top academics in both tourism and entrepreneurship, this book delivers a cohesive, interdisciplinary examination of the most recent developments in both tourism and entrepreneurship.

Several key themes are explored and articulated through the following concepts and issues: tourism, innovation and entrepreneurship; the role and nature of individual and collective entrepreneurship in different contexts; the role of tourism in responding to development opportunities created by global forces and, finally, issues associated with tourism strategies and policies. Divided into four parts, the book reflects on the most relevant areas of tourism entrepreneurship:

understanding the conceptual basis of tourism entrepreneurship
creative use of entrepreneurship and processes of social innovation
tourism entrepreneurship mediating the global-local divide
sectoral strategies and policy issues of tourism entrepreneurship.

Tourism and Entrepreneurship: International Perspectives also:

explains the impact of tourism entrepreneurship on places and overall regional and destination development
examines the role of the public sector in facilitating the need for sustainable tourism development
examines the effects and implications of funding schemes and support programmes
takes the owner, manager and entrepreneur as the starting point of analysis to explore specific issues
allows practitioners and policy-makers to explore practical applications and best practice of theory through a diverse range of international case studies
contributed to by an international team of leading scholars in tourism and entrepreneurship

This book is a unique combination of theory, case studies and discussion highlighting the importance of entrepreneurial tourism activity for economic success. It is essential reading for students and researchers in both tourism and entrepreneurship.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 22.86mm | 794g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 0750686359
  • 9780750686358

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Tourism Entrepreneurship - Concepts and Issues 3. Introduction and Overview to the Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurial Process 4. Sustaining Creative Entrepreneurship in Tourism - The Role of Innovation Systems 5. Women Empowerment Entrepreneurship Nexus in Tourism: Processes of Social Innovation 6. Entrepreneurs, Institutions and Institutional Entrepreneurship: New Light through Old Windows? 7. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tourism: Public Sector Experiences of Innovation Activity in Tourism in Scandinavia and Scotland 8. Entrepreneurial Crafts and the Tourism Industry 9. Tourism Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: Example from New Zealand 10. Entrepreneurial Wildlife Exploitation in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview 11. Bridging the Global-Local Divide: Lessons from Indigenous Entrepreneurship on Vatulele Island, Fiji 12. Building Institutional, Economic and Social Capacities: The Role of NGOs in the Context of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia 13. The Public Policy Context of Tourism Entrepreneurship 14. A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Tourism Development 15. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), Entrepreneurship And SMTEs 16. Access to Finance: Delivery Structures and the Problems Faced by Micro & Small Tourism Entrepreneurs 17. Tourism Distribution: From Structure to Strategy Douglas G. Pearce 18. Understanding and Influencing the Entrepreneurial Intentions of Tourism Students 19. Tourism in Wartime Britain 1914-1918: Adaptation, Innovation and the Role of Thomas Cook & Sons
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About Jovo Ateljevic

Stephen Page is Senior Professor of Sustainable Tourism Management at London Metropolitan Business School. He has worked in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and France and has written, edited or contributed to 33 leading books on tourism, a number of which have been sponsored by the tourism sector. He has worked with many private sector and public sector agencies on tourism consultancy in terms of tourism and leisure strategies, feasibility studies, problem-solving including high profile projects such as the Channel Tunnel and Auckland's Sky Tower in New Zealand. He is also an editor of the top Tourism journal, Tourism Management published by Elsevier and Series Editor of the Elsevier Advances in Tourism Research Series. He is a regular contributor to industry conferences and meetings as a speaker on industry-related topics and has been ranked as one of the top Tourism academics in the UK based on publications in the top three Tourism journals for the 5 year period 2003-2008. Jovo Ateljevic is Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK
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