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RESOURCES: PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Author : Ehsan Ahmed & Larry Dwyer
School/Work Place : University of New South Wales, Australia
Contact : l.dwyer@unsw.edu.au
Year : 2010

In practice, tourism organisations tend to be more serious towards their financial viability and therefore undermine long-term socio-cultural and environmental consequences. In so doing they impede their own ability and that of the destination to develop in a sustainable way. This may lead to ‘strategic drift’ where, organisation’s existing strategy gradually, if imperceptibly, moves away from addressing the forces at work in its environment. The paper argues the role of effective knowledge management (production, use and distribution of knowledge) as a possible resolution to the problem. Essentially, any tourism experience can be seen as an amalgamation of a wide range of products and services. A diversified group of both tourism and non-tourism organisations provide the ultimate tourism experience through their networks of relationships. In that sense, combining the concepts of tourism networks with the insights provided by knowledge management may merit new managerial and theoretical endeavours to ensure the sharing and adaptation of tourism knowledge across tourism networks. In other words, learning tourism networks, characterised by processes of mutually reinforcing interactions and collaborations of knowledge creation and flow among tourism organisations, is the future imperative for sustainable tourism development and may be a possible resolution to avoid strategic drift. A conceptual framework and a set of research propositions are discussed in the paper. The conceptual framework of the paper depicts the nature of sustainable tourism practices of a tourism destination (micro and macro) and aims to address how network-based knowledge management process can effectively enhance the sustainability-related practice and avoid strategic drift.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Date
174 Think Tank XII Sustainable Tourism: Is it better to travel or not to ... file 4334 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s growing contribution to climate change has come to the forefront of the sustainable tourism literature as evidenced by the Journal of Sustainable Tourism’s (JOST) 2010 publication of a special issue titled “Tourism: Adapting to Cli...

Author: B. Bynum Boley 

Year: 2012 

173 Think Tank XII The Impact of Volcanic Ash Clouds in 2010 and 2011 on ... file 2071 Nov 06, 2013

Few recent events which disrupted global tourism and especially tourism mobility, match the impact of the volcanic ash clouds generated from the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 and the Chilean volcano Puyehue in 20...

Author: David Beirman 

Year: 2012 

172 Think Tank XII Micro-Mobility Patterns and Service Blueprints as Foun... file 2979 Nov 06, 2013

This paper proposes the use of micro-mobility patterns and service blueprints in visitor management planning. Using a nature-based conservation area and visitor attraction in Wellington, New Zealand, as a case study, micro-mobility patterns ...

Author: Julia Albrecht 

Year: 2012 

171 Think Tank XI Environmental Attitudes of Generation Y Students: Foun... file 4700 Oct 14, 2013

Sustainability has long been a theme in the tourism research and planning literature and is a growing concern in the wider area of business and corporate management. Consequent to these trends in practice and research there has been a growt...

Author: Pierre Benckendorff, Gianna Moscardo & Laurie Murphy 

Year: 2011 

170 Think Tank XI An introduction of the Global Sustainable Tourism Coun... file 2513 Oct 14, 2013

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Criteria, in an effort to encourage the Criteria as part of a framework for sustainable tourism education. The history of the GSTC and Criteria will...

Author: Kelly Bricker 

Year: 2011 

169 Think Tank XI What Do Tourism Students Know About Sustainability and... file 11085 Oct 14, 2013

The topic of sustainable tourism education has only recently started to emerge in the tourism literature. A few tourism scholars have raised concerns about the need to prepare future tourism professionals for real life planning and manageme...

Author: Blanca A. Camargo & Ulrike Gretzel 

Year: 2011 

168 Think Tank XI Use of Cases in an Ethical Teaching Resource for Touri... file 2229 Oct 14, 2013

Ethical problems are an integral part of all professions and academic disciplines (Clarkeburn, 2002). However, it is recognised that the increasing application of technology by students in research is not always matched by consideration of ...

Author: Carl Cater 

Year: 2011 

167 Think Tank XI Identifying Critical Issues in Designing Educational T... file 2804 Oct 14, 2013

Education is seen as an important way to contribute to development. The World Bank finances educational projects with large amounts of money every year because it is convinced that improving education can help alleviate poverty by raising i...

Author: Kerstin Freudenthaler & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2011 

166 Think Tank XI Learning Network Sustainable Tourism (LNST) for Touris... file 4407 Oct 14, 2013

Since 2002 the Flemish Tourism Board, the executive agency of the Flemish Ministry of Tourism, has implemented different actions to introduce the principles of sustainable tourism into tourism education in Flanders. The general objective is...

Author: Griet Geudens & Manuel Minne 

Year: 2011 

165 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Course Structure and Associated St... file 13602 Oct 14, 2013

The author has developed and delivered Sustainable Tourism (S.T.) related courses at Institutions of Higher Education in Paris, London, Helsinki, and Parnu, Estonia over the last 10 years. The focus of the presentation would be the S.T. con...

Author: James Holleran 

Year: 2011 

164 Think Tank XI CRS 2.0: Management Perspectives of Sustainable Hospit... file 5834 Oct 14, 2013

In recent years, hotel companies have recognized the importance of engaging in responsible business practices as they relate to stakeholders including employees, guests, and the communities in which their properties are located. Accordingly...

Author: Stuart E. Levy & Sun-Young Park 

Year: 2011 

163 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Labels: A Suitable Tool for Consum... file 2011 Oct 14, 2013

In an attempt to encourage businesses making an effort to reduce the negative impacts of tourism, and to maximise the positive outcomes of this activity an extensive number of sustainable tourism labels were developed worldwide. It has been...

Author: Sofia Reino 

Year: 2011 

162 Think Tank XI Visualising Sustainability: Reflections on Applied Stu... file 3999 Oct 14, 2013

As Sontag (1979) stated, we live in an image-based world within which we are continuously bombarded with visuals in countless formats and guises. However, despite such image saturation, academic engagement whether through teaching or resear...

Author: Caroline Scarles 

Year: 2011 

161 Think Tank XI Education as a Visitor Management Technique in Remote ... file 6421 Oct 14, 2013

Remote protected areas are often vulnerable to impacts by visitors. This is generally due to the dual implications of remoteness: a) the area's ecosystems remaining largely undisturbed by human activity (Carey, Dudley and Stolton, 2000) and...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2011 

160 Think Tank XI Learning for Sustainable Tourism: Small and Medium Ent... file 3067 Oct 14, 2013

This abstract intends to present QUSS – an integrated Management System for Quality, Sustainability and Safety in theory and practice. QUSS was invented by the NGO Ecocamping and is thus basically applied on camp sites in Europe with focus ...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2011 

» Think Tank X The Role of Knowledge-based Networks in Sustainable To... file 3683 Oct 14, 2013

In practice, tourism organisations tend to be more serious towards their financial viability and therefore undermine long-term socio-cultural and environmental consequences. In so doing they impede their own ability and that of the destinat...

Author: Ehsan Ahmed & Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2010 

158 Think Tank X Implementing Networks of the New Zealand Tourism Strat... file 5652 Oct 14, 2013

The areas of tourism planning and strategy are frequently at the focus of academic enquiry; however, the implementation of the planning results is not. The small number of existing studies suggests that many difficulties associated with pla...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht 

Year: 2010 

157 Think Tank X Rather Together? Network Effects among Students file 6803 Oct 14, 2013

Being faced with global trends that challenge the way tourism is conducted at present (Dwyer, Edwards, Mistilis, Roman and Scott, 2009; Dwyer, Edwards, Mistilis, Scott, Roman and C., 2008), educators worldwide have recognized the need to ad...

Author: Florian Aubke, Ivo Ponocny & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2010 

156 Think Tank X The Importance of Networks for Innovation in Sustainab... file 4096 Oct 14, 2013

This paper highlights the importance of new and established networks that underpin the innovation processes in sustainable tourism. It will draw on published literature as well as case studies to describe the various types of networks that ...

Author: Jack Carlsen, Janne J. Liburd & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2010 

155 Think Tank X Climate Change Mitigation among Accommodation Provider... file 4831 Oct 14, 2013

This paper explores the relationship between network membership and innovation towards more sustainable tourism development. In particular it examines the extent to which tourism businesses have introduced measures to mitigate the effects of...

Author: Tim Coles, Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner & Claire Dinan 

Year: 2010 

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