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This research examines the meaning and impacts of "extreme" seasonality of tourist demand on family businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry, and how owners strategically adapt. Data were obtained from a self-completion questionnaire and interviews with family business owners on the...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Nilsson, P. A.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2004, 25, 1, pp 17-30
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In this chapter, the critical issues of motivation and goals are examined, particularly the contrasts inherent in growth and profit-oriented entrepreneurship versus the more prevalent lifestyle and autonomy motivations. Research data from Australia, Canada and Denmark are analysed to examine...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Carlsen, J.; Morrison, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998089)
Type
Book chapter
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Growth is not the preoccupation of most family business owners. Simply sustaining the business is challenging enough and while growth is not necessary, some kind of development is inevitable, all businesses change. The change process can be managed to add value to the business and improve the...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Carlsen, J.; Morrison, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998089)
Type
Book chapter
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This chapter examines key challenges and issues together with strategies and actions that are actually employed, or are recommended by experts, to achieve a healthy balance between family and business. It starts with a discussion on generic challenges and issues for family business, plus some that...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Carlsen, J.; Morrison, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998089)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Family-owned and -operated small hotels.

This chapter presents three case studies conducted in Sweden and Scotland, which demonstrate that family-owned hotels represent the quintessential family businesses in tourism and hospitality, in which the true character and strength of the family is reflected in the fortunes of the business. Case...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Carlsen, J.; Morrison, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998089)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Family-owned and -operated tour companies.

This chapter presents three case studies, which cover topics relevant to all family businesses as well as some specific issues related to family-owned/operated tour companies. The reasons for establishing a tour business in these three cases seem to be in response to an opportunity that is...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Carlsen, J.; Morrison, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998089)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This paper discusses the nature of entrepreneurship and examines the importance of entrepreneurs and family businesses within the micro, small and medium-sized tourism and hospitality sector. Destination competitiveness is examined based on the roles of individual enterprises and owners. Findings...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Petersen, T.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Reinventing a tourism destination: facing the challenge, 2004, pp 135-146
Abstract

Surveys were conducted among family business owners in the tourism and hospitality industry in two resort areas (Canmore, Canada and Bornholm, Denmark) with a view to identifying growth- and profit-oriented entrepreneurs. The sample size was 84 in Bornholm and 100 in Canmore. Analysis of owners'...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Petersen, T.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2005, 24, 2, pp 219-242
Abstract

In this exploratory research, multiple case studies of various types of festivals in two countries (Canada and Sweden) reveal how festival managers work with stakeholders and who they are. Stakeholders' roles are categorized as regulator, facilitator, coproducer, supplier, collaborator, audience,...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Andersson, T.; Larson, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2006, 10, 2/3, pp 103-122
Abstract

This article conceptually addresses the sustainability of festivals from the perspective of the organizations providing them, specifically in the context of how event organizations can become permanent institutions. Festivals and other recurring events are often viewed as tourist attractions, and...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Andersson, T. D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2008, 12, 1, pp 1-17

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