Archive for May, 2010

Paget, E., Dimanche, F. & Mounet, J. (2010) “A tourism innovation case: An Actor-Network Approach”, Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (3), pp.828-847.

Monday, May 17th, 2010

ABSTRACT This article examines the innovations of a tourism company in the particular context of French ski resorts. Actor-Network Theory, applied to the tourism sector, constitutes the conceptual framework of the study. The results, following a multi-methods qualitative approach, show that the company’s growth is related to the implementation of new associations between actors and non-human entities. Thanks to its “leader translator,” the company manages to interest and enrol actors in its project. The analysis helps ultimately understand how, within a tourist destination, existing resources can be reconfigured to create unique and innovative products that will ensure a company’s success.

Weidenfeld, A. & Williams, A. M. (2010) “Knowledge transfer and innovation amongst attractions” Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (3), pp.604-626.

Monday, May 17th, 2010

ABSTRACT This study examines knowledge transfers amongst attractions in Cornwall, England, paying attention to the significance of spatial clustering and product similarity. It is based on in-depth interviews with tourist attraction managers and key informants in two contrasting spatial clusters. The findings demonstrate that spatial proximity, product similarity and market similarity generally facilitate knowledge transfers and innovation spillovers, at the local and the regional scales. They also show that the influences of product similarity and spatial proximity are closely related, although this is scale specific. The paper makes a contribution to the literature by studying knowledge transfer and innovations in the relatively neglected attractions sector, exploring the sources, mechanisms, and outcomes of knowledge transfer, and providing insights into the complexities of product similarity and spatial proximity/clustering.

Scary food: Commodifying culinary heritage as meal adventures in tourism

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Gyimóthy, S., Mykletun, R.J. (2009)
Scary food: Commodifying culinary heritage as meal adventures in tourism. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 15 (3), pp. 259-273.

Destinations as gadgets : Co-creating a sportive identity for Voss

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Szilvia Gyimóthy, S & Mykletun, R. (2009) Destinations as gadgets : Co-creating a sportive identity for Voss In Metin Kozak (ed) Advances in Tourism Marketing, Sage. pp 99-110.

RECONCILIATION OF TOURISM AND TRADITIONAL LIVELIHOODS

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Hakkarainen, Maria (2008) Action Research and corporate social responsibility in Regional
Development and Innovation Activity. RECONCILIATION OF TOURISM AND TRADITIONAL LIVELIHOODS.
Conference on Regional Development and Innovation Processes
March 5th-7th, 2008, Porvoo – Borgå, Finland
Available at: http://www.congreszon.fi/@Bin/1672175/4.Action.Hakkarainen.pdf

Alpine tourism. Development contradictions and conditions for innovation

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Macchiavelli, A. (2009) Alpine tourism. Development contradictions and conditions for innovation. Journal of Alpine Research Available at: http://rga.revues.org/index843.html