Tourism and Entrepreneurship

International Perspectives

Edited by

  • Stephen J. Page, Senior Professor, Sustainable Tourism Management, London Metropolitan University
  • Jovo Ateljevic, Jovo Ateljevic is Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK

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 Perspective:
* 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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Upper level undergraduate and postgraduate level students in tourism and related disciplines, including entrepreneurship studies, business studies and marketing. Entrepreneurial studies is an optional course at third year ug level on tourism degrees.UK figures from UCAS state:1007 tourism courses 246 entrepreneurship courses4891 business courses1473 marketing coursesThe book will have a secondary market with practitioners working within tourism, leisure, recreation, environmental management, cultural services, and attractions.There are also an increasing number of NGOs and consulting agencies (e.g. CARE International, USAID, Global Vision) engaged in local / regional tourism developments in a number of countries.


Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8635-8

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Tourism entrepreneurship - concepts and issues; Chapter 3: Introduction and overview to the entrepreneur and entrepreneurial process; Chapter 4: Sustaining creative entrepreneurship in tourism - the role of innovation systems; Chapter 5: Women Empowerment Entrepreneurship Nexus in Tourism: Processes of Social Innovation; Chapter 6: Entrepreneurs, Institutions and Institutional Entrepreneurship: New Light through Old Windows?; Chapter 7: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tourism:  Public Sector Experiences of Innovation Activity in Tourism in Scandinavia and Scotland; Chapter 8: Entrepreneurial Crafts and the Tourism Industry; Chapter 9: Tourism Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: Example from New Zealand; Chapter 10: Entrepreneurial wildlife exploitation in sub-Saharan Africa: an overview; Chapter 11: Bridging the Global-Local Divide: Lessons from Indigenous Entrepreneurship on Vatulele Island, Fiji; Chapter 12: Building Institutional, Economic and Social Capacities; The Role of NGOs in the Context of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia; Chapter 13: The Public Policy Context of Tourism Entrepreneurship; Chapter 14: A Multi-stakeholder Approach to tourism development; Chapter 15: Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), Entrepreneurship and SMTEs; Chapter 16: Access to Finance: Delivery structures and the Problems faced by Micro & Small Tourism Entrepreneurs; Chapter 17: Tourism Distribution: from structure to strategy   Douglas G. Pearce; Chapter 18: Understanding and influencing the entrepreneurial intentions of tourism students; Chapter 19: Tourism in Wartime Britain 1914-1918: Adaptation, Innovation and the Role of Thomas Cook & Sons