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              Tourism and Innovation
                

              Tourism and Innovation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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

              • RRP: $91.99
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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
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              ISBN 9780415759595
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781138060821
              Released NZ 19 May 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Divided Europe: Society and Territory
               

              Divided Europe: Society and Territory (Hardback)

              Edited by Hudson, Ray; Williams, Allan M.

              • RRP: $371.00
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              An examination of the social and territorial divisions within Europe. Topics covered include: gendered and regional changes in employment; social integration and citizenship issues arising from migration and racial differences; and welfare state responses to the growing number of... older people.
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              ISBN 9780761957522
              Released NZ 15 Nov 1998
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Western European Economy
               

              Western European Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Allan M.

              • RRP: $68.99
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              This book, originally published in 1987, presents a broad overview of the spatial organization of the European economy, providing a valuable synthesis of recently published material by geographers and other social scientists. A major theme is the interdependence of economic devel...opment at various scales. The three main sections look at international and European economic context; detailed changes in particular sectors; specific types if regional economic formations. Case studies are used and reference made to historical processes.
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              ISBN 9781138859609
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography
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              Migration, Risk and Uncertainty
               

              Migration, Risk and Uncertainty (Hardback)

              By Williams, Allan M.; Balaz, Vladimir

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Migration is one of the driving forces of economic and social change in the modern world. It is both informed by risk and a generator of risk, whether for individuals, households, communities or societies. Although the relationship between migration and risk is widely acknowledge...d, it has long been neglected in academic research, with a few exceptions such as household diversification strategies. Instead, risk is assumed to be implicit in economic or social models, rather than being explicitly theorised or analysed. This book represents the first major review of these key relationships. It draws on a wide range of theories - from economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology and geography - and an equally broad range of empirical material, to provide a highly original overview.
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              ISBN 9780415659529
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Human Geography
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              The Geography of Iron and Steel
               

              The Geography of Iron and Steel (Paperback)

              By Williams, Allan M.

              • RRP: $68.99
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              This volume provides a survey of the world's iron-ore resources during the 1960s and the distribution of the iron and steel industries. There are specific chapters on the UK , Western Europe, the USSR, the USA and smaller sections on Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. Par...ticular attention is paid to the political aspects of the steel industry, for example in Post-War Germany.
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              ISBN 9781138860544
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography
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              Tourism and Tourism Spaces

              Tourism and Tourism Spaces (Paperback)

              By Shaw, Professor Gareth; Williams, Allan M.

              • RRP: $122.00
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              Introduces students to the relationship between tourism, tourists, and the tourism spaces. The examination is at different levels - from local to global - and is informed by the discussion of three central processes: production, regulation, competition; consumption and commodific...ation; and construction of tourist places and spaces.
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              ISBN 9780761969921
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2004
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Tourism and Innovation
               

              Tourism and Innovation (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

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

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
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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 touris...m 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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              ISBN 9781138060760
              Released NZ 6 Jan 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Migration, Risk and Uncertainty

              Migration, Risk and Uncertainty (Paperback)

              By Williams, Allan M.; Balaz, Vladimir

              • RRP: $89.99
              • $89.99
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              Migration is one of the driving forces of economic and social change in the modern world. It is both informed by risk and a generator of risk, whether for individuals, households, communities or societies. Although the relationship between migration and risk is widely acknowledge...d, it has long been neglected in academic research, with a few exceptions such as household diversification strategies. Instead, risk is assumed to be implicit in economic or social models, rather than being explicitly theorised or analysed. This book represents the first major review of these key relationships. It draws on a wide range of theories - from economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology and geography - and an equally broad range of empirical material, to provide a highly original overview.
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              ISBN 9781138547094
              Released NZ 6 Feb 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Human Geography
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              Divided Europe: Society and Territory
               

              Divided Europe: Society and Territory (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Hudson, Ray; Williams, Allan M.

              • RRP: $129.00
              • $122.55
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              An examination of the social and territorial divisions within Europe. Topics covered include: gendered and regional changes in employment; social integration and citizenship issues arising from migration and racial differences; and welfare state responses to the growing number of... older people.
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              ISBN 9780761957539
              Released NZ 15 Nov 1998
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Western European Economy: A geography of post-war development
               

              The Western European Economy: A geography of post-war development (Hardback)

              By Williams, Allan M.

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
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              This book, originally published in 1987, presents a broad overview of the spatial organization of the European economy, providing a valuable synthesis of recently published material by geographers and other social scientists. A major theme is the interdependence of economic devel...opment at various scales. The three main sections look at international and European economic context; detaile dchanges in particular sectors; specific types iof regional economic formations. Case studies are used and reference made to historical processes.
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              ISBN 9781138859593
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography
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