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:
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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.
1. Introduction 2. Tourism Entrepreneurship – Concepts and Issues 3. Introduction and Overview to the Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurial Process 4. Sustaining Creative Entrepreneurship in Tourism – The Role of Innovation Systems 5. Women Empowerment Entrepreneurship Nexus in Tourism: Processes of Social Innovation 6. Entrepreneurs, Institutions and Institutional Entrepreneurship: New Light through Old Windows? 7. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tourism: Public Sector Experiences of Innovation Activity in Tourism in Scandinavia and Scotland 8. Entrepreneurial Crafts and the Tourism Industry 9. Tourism Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: Example from New Zealand 10. Entrepreneurial Wildlife Exploitation in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview 11. Bridging the Global-Local Divide: Lessons from Indigenous Entrepreneurship on Vatulele Island, Fiji 12. Building Institutional, Economic and Social Capacities: The Role of NGOs in the Context of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia 13. The Public Policy Context of Tourism Entrepreneurship 14. A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Tourism Development 15. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), Entrepreneurship And SMTEs 16. Access to Finance: Delivery Structures and the Problems Faced by Micro & Small Tourism Entrepreneurs 17. Tourism Distribution: From Structure to Strategy Douglas G. Pearce 18. Understanding and Influencing the Entrepreneurial Intentions of Tourism Students 19. Tourism in Wartime Britain 1914-1918: Adaptation, Innovation and the Role of Thomas Cook & Sons