publication . Article . 2018

Business Sustainability: How Does Tourism Compare?

Char-lee Moyle; Brent Moyle; Lisa Ruhanen; Alexandra Bec; Betty Weiler;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Sustainability (issn: 2071-1050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
This study aims to empirically compare the adoption of business sustainability amongst 291 randomly-selected tourism and non-tourism businesses in New South Wales, Australia. Tourism businesses were found to be more committed to environmentally-sustainable practices than other types of businesses with there being a clear correlation with their ability to learn and adapt. This contradicts criticisms in the literature that tourism businesses are slow adopters of sustainability. This study highlights the need for further research into why tourism businesses in New South Wales, Australia, are reporting higher levels of performance in terms of adopting environmental ...
Subjects
free text keywords: sustainability, tourism businesses, indicators, learning, adaptability, Environmental effects of industries and plants, TD194-195, Renewable energy sources, TJ807-830, Environmental sciences, GE1-350
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