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Tourism and Innovation

Tourism and Innovation
 

This ground-breaking volume on the relationships between tourism and innovation provides an overview of relevant innovation theories, and related literatures on entrepreneurship, productivity, regional development and competitiveness, and their significance to contemporary touris... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138060821
Barcode 9781138060821
Release Date 7 January 2020 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
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Author(s) By Hall, C. Michael
By Williams, Allan M.
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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ISBN-13 9781138060821
ISBN-10 1138060828
Stock Release date is 7 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 7 January 2020
International Publication Date 1 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Hall, C. Michael
By Williams, Allan M.
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Category Business Strategy
Tourism Industry
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
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This ground-breaking volume on the relationships between tourism and innovation provides an overview of relevant innovation theories, and related literatures on entrepreneurship, productivity, regional development and competitiveness, and their significance to contemporary tourism practices. Innovation is a key concept in business and entrepreneurial studies and the broader social sciences. Yet, despite its policy and academic importance, historically little attention has been given to the role of innovation in tourism and the corresponding contribution of tourism-related human mobility to regional, firm and product innovation. This book highlights that innovation in tourism is much more than a series of technological innovations, as important as they are, and instead needs to be understood in an economic, social and political context with particular stress being placed on the extent to which innovations are shaped by the framework of governance and regulation, as well as by institutional factors and activities of individual actors and entrepreneurs. It is structured so as to introduce the reader to the overall significance of innovation, at various levels, and the role that innovation plays in firm and place competition. Supported with case studies throughout, this book is essential reading for all Tourism students.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'This book makes a significant shift in our understanding of innovation within the tourism industry. It does so by taking a wide ranging perspective which includes aspects of knowledge transfer, learning regions and cities along with policy and governance. I have no doubt that this will become a standard text for those wishing to understand the importance of innovations in tourism, in an economic and social context.' Professor Gareth Shaw, University of Exeter, UK `This pioneering book truly fills a significant research gap. All academics, policy analysts, industry representatives or anyone else with strong interests in how tourism is affected by innovative practices but also how tourism itself shapes innovation strategies at various spatial levels will find it of interest. It can be counted as one of a handful of texts that have appeared in the last decade that demonstrate a significant intellectual leap in tourism studies.' Professor Dimitri Ioannides, Director of the European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), Mid-Sweden University, Sweden

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Author's Bio

C. Michael Hall is a Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Docent in Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; and a Visiting Professor at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden. He has published widely on tourism, regional development, global environmental change, sustainability, food, and World Heritage. Allan M. Williams obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics, and held posts at the Universities of Durham, Exeter, and London Metropolitan before taking up his current position as Professor of Tourism and Mobility Studies at the University of Surrey. His central research interest is the relationship between mobility and economic development, especially relating to innovation, productivity and knowledge/risk

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