Stakeholders Management and Ecotourism looks at the thematic area of stakeholder management within the concept of ecotourism. It reviews the paradoxes that exist within the stakeholder relationships, ranging from building community resilience, collaboration aspects, measurement grids, product development, governance matters and managing conflict. It highlights, through its chapters, the diversity of issues as well as their possible solutions. The book will be of interest to students, practitioners as well as to faculty that do research the above-mentioned area.
The collection of chapters in this book can be used to give a theoretical underpinning to stakeholder management within ecotourism and provide a global applied perspective through the use case studies from an intellectual group of academics and practitioners.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ecotourism.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Stakeholder ecotourism management: exchanges, coordination’s and adaptations
1. Learning from the locals: the role of stakeholder engagement in building tourism and community resilience.
Joanne Pyke, Alexandra Law, Min Jiang and Terry de Lacy
2. World heritage listing as a catalyst for collaboration: can Mount Fuji’s trail signs point the way for Japan’s multi-purpose national parks?
Thomas Jones, Sue Beeton and Malcolm Cooper
3. Repertory grids and the measurement of levels of community support for rural ecotourism development
Stephen Schweinsberg, Simon Darcy and Stephen L. Wearing
4. Community-based ecotourism: beyond authenticity and the commodification of local people
Nantira Pookhao Sonjai, Robyn Bushell, Mary Hawkins and Russell Staiff
5. Surfing tourism and local stakeholder collaboration
6. Envisioning Eden: the manufactured ecotourism environment of Singapore
7. Authenticating eco-cultural tourism in Kazakhstan: a supply side perspective
Guillaume Tiberghien, Hamish Bremner and Simon Milne
8. Governance and local participation in ecotourism: community-level ecotourism stakeholders in Chiang Rai province, Thailand
Nicola J. Palmer and Nipon Chuamuangphan
9. Sustainable ecotourism management and visitor experiences: managing conflicting perspectives in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
Tek B. Dangi and William J. Gribb
Dimitrios Diamantis brings over 20 years of hospitality research and teaching experience. His areas of expertise include sustainability, ecotourism, destination management, branding and consumer behaviour in tourism and hospitality. He is currently, a Dean of Graduate Studies, at Les Roches, Global Hospitality Management, Switzerland.