This book provides a varied collection of recent research relating to small businesses in tourism. In doing so it reflects the eclecticism of interest and method associated with this under-researched and under-theorised area of investigation. Topics range from the potential contribution of small firms to achieving social or economic goals to understanding more about business performance and growth. As is common in tourism research, disciplinary boundaries are routinely transgressed in the interests of gaining greater illumination. Insights from a variety of countries are offered, sometimes as a result of trans-national collaboration initiated specifically for this book.
Shows the eclecticism of interest and method associated with this under-researched and under-theorised area
For those engaged in tourism research relating to small businesses, public policy and community development. It will also be of interest to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of tourism, and those studying small businesses more generally. Reflective policy-makers will also find much of interest.
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- © Elsevier Science 2004
- 17th December 2003
- Elsevier Science
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"...this is an excellence (sic) reference resource, covering a wide range of issues relating to small firms in tourism." -Richard Teare, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Dr Rhodri Thomas has edited and co-authored five books and written extensively for various refereed journals. His work won Best Article awards in 1995 and 2001 in IJCHM and QAE respectively. In addition, he has contributed various chapters to other edited collections and made various national and international conference presentations. He is a member of the following Editorial Boards: International Journal of Entrepreneurship; Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, and Local Economy. He is Convenor of the ATLAS Tourism SMEs Research Network (ATLAS currently has members in more than seventy countries).
Centre for the Study of Small Tourism and Hospitality Firms, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK