publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Power, Participation and Partition

Thomas, Rhodri;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2007 Journal: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, volume 8, pages 37-43 (issn: 1465-7503, eissn: 2043-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Partnerships have been a central feature of the tourism public policy landscape in advanced capitalist countries for some time. The intuitively appealing argument is that, by sharing expertise and decision making, commitment to the local tourism project is ensured. By participating in partnership working, small firms - which are almost universally characteristic of the sector - are said to contribute to the form and competitiveness of the tourism offer. Drawing on a variety of sources, this paper argues that in most cases such assertions are misplaced because 'partnerships' organized by the public sector are often predicated on an inadequate conceptualization of...
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Business and International Management, Public policy, General partnership, Tourism geography, Ecotourism, Conceptualization, Economic growth, Market economy, Economics, Tourism, Public sector, business.industry, business, Informal sector
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Power, Participation and Partition

Thomas, Rhodri;