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Geographers have increasingly criticized the absence of theoretical rigour characterizing studies of the tourism production system. Tourism entrepreneurship is one related research area that has not received the level of attention it deserves. Additionally, the role that innovation plays in small...

Author(s)
Ioannides, D.; Petersen, T.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2003, 5, 4, pp 408-435
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Cover for Starting the family business.

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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Cover for Sustaining and developing the family business.

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
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
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 chapter focuses on the Finnish rural tourism entrepreneurs' definitions of success and growth. It is argued that an entrepreneur's definition of success and growth is comprised of his/her attitudes towards the need for growth in business, needs and expectations for continuation of the firm and ...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Small firms in tourism: international perspectives, 2004, pp 115-138
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

The rise of Hay-on-Wye (UK) as a "town of books" and of Stavanger (Norway) as a cultural centre are identified as two cases in which a single individual's entrepreneurial effort has profoundly influenced a destination's potential for development. These two cases are examined in detail through...

Author(s)
Johns, N.; Mattsson, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2005, 26, 4, pp 605-616
Abstract

This case study describes how a heritage destination was created in 1998 through entrepreneurial marketing by Anja Praesto, a marketing staff person at the Västergötland Museum. She initiated the destination named "In Arn's Footsteps" (I Arns Fotspǻr). Her insider's account is used as a data...

Author(s)
Mattsson, J.; Praesto, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2005, 5, 2, pp 152-166
Abstract

This paper is part of a larger research context where the social and cultural capital of places seem to be fruitful concepts in solving certain theoretical and empirical problems in research on tourism production. The purpose of this paper is to specify and define these concepts, and discuss their...

Author(s)
Karlsson, S. E.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2005, 5, 2, pp 102-115

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