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Title Contemporary destination governance : a case study approach / editors, Harald Pechlaner, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, Pietro Beritelli, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Sabine Pichler, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano, Italy, Mike Peters, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria, Noel Scott, University of Queensland, Australia
Published United Kingdom : Emerald, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Bridging tourism theory and practice ; volume 6
Bridging tourism theory and practice ; volume 6.
Contents Introduction : Emerging landscape of destination governance / Harald Pechlaner, Pietro Beritelli and Michael Volgger -- Part I : Switzerland / Pietro Beritelli -- Case 1 : Lenzerheide -- Case 2 : Toggenburg -- Case 3 : Saas-Fee/Saastal -- Part II : Germany / Elisa Innerhofer and Judith Jochmann -- Case 4 : Bodenmais -- Case 5 : Altmühltal -- Case 6 : Bad Gögging -- Part III : Austria / Andreas Strobl and Mike Peters -- Case 7 : Stubaital -- Case 8 : Ötztal -- Case 9 : Seefeld -- Part IV : Italy / Michael Volgger, Sabine Pichler and Marcus Herntrei -- Case 10 : Tisens/Tesimo -- Case 11 : Naturns/Naturno -- Case 12 : Passeiertal/Val Passiria -- Part V : Australia / Noel Scott and Lisa Ruhanen -- Case 13 : Tourism and events Queensland -- Case 14 : Gold Coast, Queensland -- Case 15 : Surfer's paradise, Gold Coast -- Part VI : Canada / Peter W. Williams and Valerie A. Sheppard -- Case 16 : The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games -- Conclusion : Toward a theory of destination governance / Mike Peters and Andreas Strobl
Summary 'Governance is about managing networks'. This quote from political scientist Rod A.W. Rhodes pioneered a whole series of governance studies in different disciplines. Accordingly, destination governance describes the collective management of tourism destinations. Promoting collective action in tourism destinations means dealing with a myriad of different actors and applying various instruments. Probably the most basic requirement is to account for the peculiarities of every single destination. Therefore, this book approaches the issue of contemporary destination governance from a case study point of view focusing on sixteen destinations. In contrast to other publications in the field of destination governance, the book concentrates on the discussion of cases and the peculiarities of destinations which influence the destination governance. It demonstrates how different theories from the fields of organizational studies, strategic management, tourism research and sociology can enlighten our understanding of specific real-world situations. Lastly, the bottom-up approach supports practitioners and students by making otherwise complex theories accessible to a broader audience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-258), and an 'about the authors' page
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Subject Tourism -- Europe -- Management -- Case studies
Tourism -- Australia -- Management -- Case studies
Tourism -- Canada -- Management -- Case studies
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
TRAVEL -- Budget.
TRAVEL -- Hikes & Walks.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds.
Tourism -- Management.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Pechlaner, Harald, editor.
Beritelli, Pietro, editor.
Pichler, Sabine, editor.
Peters, Mike, 1966- editor.
Scott, Noel, 1958- editor.
ISBN 9781783501137