200 pages | 11 B/W Illus.
Outlining the need for fresh perspectives on change in tourism, this book offers a theoretical overview and empirical examples of the potential synergies of applying evolutionary economic geography (EEG) concepts in tourism research. EEG has proven to be a powerful explanatory paradigm in other sectors and tourism studies has a track record of embracing, adapting, and enhancing frameworks from cognate fields. EEG approaches to tourism studies complement and further develop studies of established themes such as path dependence and the Tourism Area Life Cycle. The individual chapters draw from a broad geographical framework and address distinct conceptual elements of EEG, using a diverse set of tourism case studies from Europe, North America and Australia. Developing the theoretical cohesion of tourism and EEG, this volume also gives non-specialist tourism scholars a window into the possibilities of using these concepts in their own research. Given the timing of this publication, it has great potential value to the wider tourism community in advancing theory and leading to more effective empirical research.
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Preface by Dieter F. Kogler
1. Why is Tourism Not an Evolutionary Science? Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of Destination Evolution
(Patrick Brouder, Salvador Anton Clavé, Alison Gill, and Dimitri Ioannides)
2. Destination Dynamics, Path Dependency, and Resilience: Regaining Momentum in Danish Coastal Tourism Destinations?
(Henrik Halkier and Laura James)
3. Contested Pathways Towards Tourism Destination Sustainability in Whistler, British Columbia: An Evolutionary Governance Model
(Alison M. Gill and Peter W. Williams)
4. Tourism Area Research and Economic Geography Theories: Investigating the Notions of Co-evolution and Regional Innovation Systems
(Robert Hassink and Mulan Ma)
5. Moments as Catalysts for Change in Tourism Destinations’ Evolutionary Paths
(Cinta Sanz-Ibáñez, Julie Wilson, and Salvador Anton Clavé)
6 Path Dependence in Remote Area Tourism Development: Why Institutional Legacies Matter
(Doris Anna Carson and Dean Bradley Carson)
7 Knowledge Transfer in the Hotel Industry and the ‘De-locking’ of Central and Eastern Europe
8 Co-evolution and Sustainable Tourism Development: From Old Institutional Inertia to New Institutional Imperatives in Niagara
(Patrick Brouder and Christopher Fullerton)
9 Regional Development and Leisure in Fryslân: A Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective through Evolutionary Economic Geography
(Jasper F. Meekes, Constanza Parra, and Gert De Roo)
10 Tourism and Economic Geography Redux: EEG’s Role in Scholarship Bridge Construction
(Dimitri Ioannides and Patrick Brouder)