1st Edition

Gender, Tourism Entrepreneurship and Social Policy

    160 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This timely volume is a novel and important contribution to scholarly literature on gender and tourism entrepreneurship, utilising feminist and post-colonial frameworks to interrogate the role of social policies in facilitating inclusive tourism entrepreneurship.

    Drawing on contributions and case studies from across the Global South and Global North, this multi-disciplinary collection identifies how regional variations in governance and policy influence the experiences and potentialities of tourism entrepreneurship as a promised avenue for inclusive growth for marginalised identities. Problematizing universalised constructions of entrepreneurs as necessarily masculine, western, and driven only by economic imperatives that seek to fix and dislocate entrepreneurial support, this volume takes focus with place-based approaches to explore the intersections between identity, tourism entrepreneurship and social policy. It is this geographically informed perspective that seeks to account for the complexity of entrepreneurial experience, and the role of social policy within this, that constitutes an original contribution to the field. The focus on gender and social policy reflects the increasing importance of tourism entrepreneurship within the context of the UNWTOs Sustainable Development Goals.

    This book will be a pivotal resource for students, researchers, academics and policy makers in tourism, gender studies, development studies, sustainability and business.

    1. Introduction to Gender, Tourism Entrepreneurship and Social Policy 

    Anna De Jong, Michael Zisuh Ngoasong and Albert Nsom Kimbu


    2. Tourism, Gender Entrepreneurship and Social Policy: A Case Study of Peru

    Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales, Aldo Alvarez-Risco and Jaime A. Yáñez


    3. Legitimacy-Seeking in Women’s Tourism Entrepreneurship Experience in Turkey 

    Gizem Kutlu


    4. Hotel House-keepreneurship: Case Study of "Las Kellys" in Spain

    Almudena Otegui Carles, José A. Fraiz-Brea and Noelia Araújo Vila


    5. Women-entrepreneurs Sense-making of Policy Supports in Context of Rural Tourism in Kazakhstan

    Aliya Tankibayeva, Sandy MacDonald and Akbota Saduakassova


    6. Social Policies for Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Tourism Industry in Kenya

    Rehema Mugendi-Kiarie


    7. The Gendered Dynamics of Financing Tourism Entrepreneurship 

    Anna de Jong, Michael Zisuh Ngoasong and Albert Nsom Kimbu


    8. Ethnotourism and Buen Vivir: Gendered Pathways to Sustainable Tourism Development in Colombia

    Andrés Morales Pachón and Sara Calvo Martinez


    9. Towards a Framework for Enabling Resilience for Sustainability in Women-Owned Tourism Businesses

    Michael Zisuh Ngoasong


    10. Conclusion: The Imperative of Gender and Social Policy in Tourism Entrepreneurship Research

    Anna De Jong and Albert Nsom Kimbu


    Anna de Jong is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism in the College of Social Sciences, School of Social and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Anna is the Director of Research, within the School of Social & Environmental Sustainability. Anna is an interdisciplinary social scientist, with a background in human geography and tourism management. Her research takes focus with the relationships between tourism and place, guided by wider concerns of inequality and accessibility.

    Michael Zisuh Ngoasong is a Professor of Entrepreneurship in the School for Business and Society at University of York, UK; Visiting Professor at The Open University, UK, where he is affiliated with the Centre for Social and Sustainable Enterprise; and a Senior Research Associate in the School of Hospitality and Tourism at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Michael is the author of Women’s Entrepreneurial Journeys in Sub-Saharan Africa (2023).

    Albert Nsom Kimbu is a Reader and Head of the Tourism and Transport Department in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey Guildford, UK. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. Albert consults and has published widely on topics related to gender, entrepreneurship, and tourism for equitable and inclusive development. He is the co-editor of Routledge Handbook on Gender in Tourism: Views on Teaching, Research and Praxis (Routledge, 2024).