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Tourism and Innovation

Tourism and Innovation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hall, C. Michael
By Williams, Allan M.

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Tourism is often described as an industry with high growth rates, and it is subject to radical change in how it is produced and consumed. However, there is still a relatively poor understanding of how such changes are brought about that is, through innovation. This book is the fi...rst to provide a comprehensive review of innovation in tourism, while also considering how tourism itself contributes to innovative local, regional and national development strategies. This timely book places tourism innovation in the context of current academic and policy concerns relating to knowledge, competition, and the management of change. A substantial introductory chapter provides an overview of what makes innovation in tourism both distinctive from, and similar to innovation in other economic sectors. This is followed by three general scene setting chapters which explore how competition and the search for competitiveness drive tourism innovation, how knowledge transfers and knowledge creation lead the process, and how institutions shape innovation. These provide a coherent theoretical framework for understanding the roles of different agencies in innovation, ranging from the state, to the firm, to the consumer. The next four chapters analyze innovation at different scales. Two chapters review the territorial dimensions of innovation through the fresh perspectives of the national and regional innovation systems, followed by reviews of the determinants of innovation in the firm, and the contested and complex role of entrepreneurship. The final chapter summarises the importance of understanding tourism innovation. This is a groundbreaking volume which provides an accessible introduction to a key but neglected topic. It provides a readable account of the multidisciplinary research on innovation and relates the emerging theoretical framework to tourism. A clear conceptual framework is complemented by fifty boxes which provide a range of illustrative international case studies. This book will be a useful guide for researchers and students of tourism studies, management and business and geography.
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ISBN 9780415759595
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781138060821
Released NZ 19 May 2014
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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ISBN-13 9780415759595
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Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 19 May 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hall, C. Michael
By Williams, Allan M.
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Category Business Strategy
Tourism Industry
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 16
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 338.4791
Weight 431g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Business, Accounting & Vocational: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education