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Author : Alexandra Law, Putu Indah Rahmawati & Terry De Lacy
School/Work Place : Victoria University, Australia
Contact : alexandra.law@vu.edu.au
Year : 2016

This ongoing study investigates the role of spirituality for corporate social responsibility (CSR) by tourism businesses in lesser developed countries and the implications this has at the destination level. While much of the world’s tourism industry is located in lesser developed countries, it is generally accepted that the CSR literature to date has been mostly Western-centric with dominant theories focussing for example on Corporate Social Performance, Shareholder Value Theory, Stakeholder Theory and Corporate Citizenship (Crane, McWilliams, Matten, Moon, & Siegel, 2008). However, lesser developed countries have a very different rationale for focussing on CSR and Visser (2008, p. 474), for example, highlights that:

  • Developing countries represent the most rapidly expanding economies, and hence the most lucrative growth markets for business;
  • Developing countries are where the social and environmental crises are usually most acutely felt in the world;
  • Developing countries are where globalisation, economic growth, investment, and business activity are likely to have the most dramatic social and environmental impacts (both positive and negative);
  • Developing countries present a distinctive set of CSR agenda challenges which are collectively quite different to those faced in the developed world.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
414 Think Tank XVI The moderating role of values in planned behaviour: th... file 181 Jul 02, 2016

In the past five years, we (a group of researchers from the Leeds Becket University and the Open University of Catalonia) have been working on different studies about the CSR motivations, barriers and practices in tourism small and medium e...

Author: Lluís Garay, Xavier Font & August Francesc Corrons 

Year: 2016 

413 Think Tank XVI Can Tourism Businesses Foster Better Inclusion for Peo... file 182 Jul 02, 2016

It is difficult to deny that despite its increased popularity, the concept of social entrepreneurship has not received a clearer understanding in a theoretical context. Zahra, Gedajlovic, Neubaum, and Shulman (2009) list 20 definitions of s...

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2016 

412 Think Tank XVI Volunteering and donations for biodiversity conservati... file 190 Jul 01, 2016

In 2010, the newly elected government of New Zealand, of neo-liberal orientation, has adopted its Business Growth Agenda. This has been implemented through a series of legal, policy and organizational changes, affecting the governance of th...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2016 

411 Think Tank XVI Certification for Sustainable Tourism in Germany – Ove... file 192 Jul 02, 2016

Certification schemes for sustainable tourism can be seen as a key voluntary instrument to measure, verify and communicate the CSR management and performance of tourism businesses. Today a large number of such schemes can be found around th...

Author: Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2016 

410 Think Tank XVI Examining Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism: ... file 193 Jul 01, 2016

One of the biggest challenges facing the tourism industry and policy makers is the emerging and fast growing ‘sharing economy’. Keeping abreast of this, disruptive but potentially transformative phenomenon has been challenging for industry,...

Author: Stephen Wearing & Kevin Lyons 

Year: 2016 

409 Think Tank XVI Analysing CSR Practices in Food Operations: A case stu... file 197 Jul 01, 2016

Food consumption is seen by most tourists as an important part of their holiday and tourism often takes place in ecologically, socially and culturally sensitive destinations. Through food consumption, it is not only possible to support heal...

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Hannes Antonschmidt & Klaus-Peter Fritz 

Year: 2016 

408 Think Tank XVI eTraining for Sustainable Tourism: Investing in Skills... file 213 Jul 02, 2016

This proposed presentation examines the current state of “eTraining” opportunities (e.g. distance learning programs, online courses, live seminars) supporting professional skills development for tourism professionals, with a particular focu...

Author: Ayako Ezaki 

Year: 2016 

407 Think Tank XVI Influencing sustainability through engagement in polic... file 215 Jul 01, 2016

The ability of businesses to influence the sustainability of tourism development is generally examined from two standpoints: the regulatory frameworks requiring particular actions with respect to how business is carried out, or to clients; ...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2016 

406 Think Tank XVII Finding and Fostering Our Future Tourism Leaders: Unde... file 224 Aug 17, 2017

The hospitality and tourism industry is facing a serious skilled manpower shortage globally, and the best way to meet the manpower needs of the industry is through training and education. The shortage of skilled talent is a global issue in t...

Author: Grace K.S. Ho & Rob Law 

Year: 2017 

405 Think Tank XVII Lack of transparency - a barrier for the diffusion of ... file 227 Aug 17, 2017

Throughout the last two decades, the tourism industry has changed due to the revolutionary development in the realm of information and communication technologies (ICT) (Amaro & Duate, 2013; Law et al., 2004; Minghetti & Buhalis, 2010...

Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2017 

404 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 245 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

403 Think Tank XVI In Search of a New Mindset to Underpin Tourism Develop... file 248 Jul 01, 2016

Despite widespread recognition of the importance of all tourism stakeholders adopting sustainability attitudes and practices, with a huge descriptive and prescriptive literature highlighting ‘best practice’, things seem to be getting worse....

Author: Larry Dwyer & Verity Anne Greenwood 

Year: 2016 

402 Think Tank XIX Promoting sustainable tourist experiences and resilien... file 248 Oct 23, 2019

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Author: Claire Louisa Fordred and Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2019 

» Think Tank XVI Spirituality and corporate social responsibility in to... file 263 Jul 01, 2016

This ongoing study investigates the role of spirituality for corporate social responsibility (CSR) by tourism businesses in lesser developed countries and the implications this has at the destination level. While much of the world’s tourism...

Author: Alexandra Law, Putu Indah Rahmawati & Terry De Lacy 

Year: 2016 

400 Think Tank XVI Reaching the hard to reach: CSR and employee engagemen... file 270 Jul 02, 2016

As the duties and behaviour of organizations within the tourism industry evolve to accommodate expectations of pro-sustainable business change, so too does the role and responsibility of employees within these organisations. As key actors i...

Author: Kelsy Hejjas, Caroline Scarles & Graham Miller 

Year: 2016 

399 Think Tank XVI A study of innovation in the making CARMACAL and the D... file 287 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Harald Buijtendijk, Jorine Vermeer & Juultje Blom 

Year: 2016 

398 Think Tank XVI Challenges of the development of sustainable products ... file 290 Jul 02, 2016

Tourism destinations have a responsibility to preserve their own mainstay. Sustainable product development can aid the longevity of a destination by supporting local environmental, social and economic aspects. This, however, requires a coord...

Author: Fabian Weber & Barbara Taufer 

Year: 2016 

397 Think Tank XVII New Forms of ‘Responsible Tourism’ in Refugee Camps an... file 291 Aug 17, 2017

Responsible Tourism is about “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit”. Traveling responsibly is thus about managing travel and destinations in an environmentally and culturally responsible way and de...

Author: Jaume Guia, Sil van de Velde & Lauren Chan 

Year: 2017 

396 Think Tank XVII Making hotel guests voluntarily waive daily room cleaning file 298 Aug 17, 2017

Tourism is the fourth largest economic contributor globally and outperforms the growth of the world economy (United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), 2013). But tourism growth comes at a cost. Not surprisingly, therefore, tourism i...

Author: Sara Dolnicar & Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar & Bettina Grun 

Year: 2017 

395 Think Tank XVI The Influences of Hotel Contexts on Tourist Behaviour.... file 306 Jul 01, 2016

Sustainability deals with the relation between people and their environment. The configuration of this connection and the communication between the two are decisive when talking about a socially acceptable, ecologically compatible and econo...

Author: Stefan Raich 

Year: 2016 

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