Small tourism business networks and destination development

P.A. Lynch, R. Tinsley

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    Abstract

    This paper is based on ongoing research into networking between small tourism businesses and its contribution to destination development. The fieldwork is being carried out in a peripheral rural location. A detailed conceptual framework comprising of a literature review, background to an ongoing study and the methodology being implemented is discussed. The review finds an increased awareness of the importance of networks in mainstream business research, however, research within small tourism businesses is still underdeveloped. Furthermore, there is little or no direct research in terms of collective tourism business networks within a destination. Destination development research is also reviewed and particular consideration given to the rural context. Destination models are discussed with the recent chaos-based theories providing new understandings. Networks are established within the destination concept. Finally, the location for the data collection is discussed with a justification of the qualitative, in-depth interview approach.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages367-378
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    tourism
    networking
    chaotic dynamics
    conceptual framework
    literature review
    fieldwork
    Tourism
    Network development
    Destination development
    Business networks
    Destination
    methodology
    Literature review
    Chaos
    Business research
    Data collection
    In-depth interviews
    Justification
    Networking
    Methodology

    Keywords

    • small tourism businesses
    • tourism
    • hospitality industry
    • hospitality management

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    Lynch, P.A. ; Tinsley, R. / Small tourism business networks and destination development. In: International Journal of Hospitality Management. 2001 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 367-378.
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