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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 Can Tourism Businesses Foster Better Inclusion for Peo... file 420 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 

413 Think Tank XVI Volunteering and donations for biodiversity conservati... file 455 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 

412 Think Tank XVI The moderating role of values in planned behaviour: th... file 469 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 

411 Think Tank XVI Certification for Sustainable Tourism in Germany – Ove... file 488 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 eTraining for Sustainable Tourism: Investing in Skills... file 531 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 

409 Think Tank XVII Finding and Fostering Our Future Tourism Leaders: Unde... file 536 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 

408 Think Tank XVII Lack of transparency - a barrier for the diffusion of ... file 584 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 

407 Think Tank XVI Reaching the hard to reach: CSR and employee engagemen... file 601 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 

406 Think Tank XVI Examining Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism: ... file 612 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 

405 Think Tank XVI The Influences of Hotel Contexts on Tourist Behaviour.... file 649 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 

404 Think Tank XVI United we stand, divided we fall: Strategies for engag... file 694 Jul 01, 2016

Many tourism corporate responsibility programs require the support and/or compliance of guests or customers, yet little attention has been paid to the design of strategies to encourage this compliance. Research in the areas of tourist inter...

Author: Karen Hughes & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2016 

OPA: 2016 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

403 Think Tank XVI Empowering communities and enabling conservation: Revi... file 708 Jul 01, 2016

The Africa Foundation a non-profit organization was founded in 1992 when Conservation Corporation Africa (since renamed and rebranded to &Beyond) was founded in South Africa. A central principle of the Conservation Corporation, safari l...

Author: Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2016 

» Think Tank XVI Spirituality and corporate social responsibility in to... file 715 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 

401 Think Tank XVI Polar bears, Climate Change, CSR and Sustainable Tourism 751 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Jeremy Pearce 

Year: 2016 

400 Think Tank XIX Fun with Fungi in the Forest: Making Tourist Experienc... file 777 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourist experiences, interpretation, stories, rainforest Page: 58-74 Fun with Fungi in the Forest.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table N...

Author: Karen Hughes and Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2019 

399 Think Tank XIX Organizational drivers of sustainable behaviour and it... file 782 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Sustainability, organizational capabilities, entrepreneurial orientation, customer satisfaction, financial performance Page: 79-85 Organizational drivers of sustainable behaviour and its consequences for customer satisfaction and ...

Author: Julia Koch, Sven-Olaf Gerdt, and Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2019 

398 Think Tank XVI Rural communities’ participation in the planning and m... file 813 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Limpho Lekaota 

Year: 2016 

397 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 817 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

396 Think Tank XV Protected areas and community wildlife-based tourism i... file 836 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism planning in protected areas (PAs) entails addressing two partly competing and overlapping goals: preserving heritage and providing access. Resolving potential conflicts between these two goals is particularly challenging at the inter...

Author: MorenTibabo Stone & Gyan P. Nyaupane 

Year: 2015 

395 Think Tank XIX Pilgrum experience as an avenue for sustainable tourism? file 850 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: religious tourism, pilgrimage, sustainable practicesPages: 8-11 Pilgrim experience as an avenue for sustainable tourism.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-nam...

Author: Senebto Dagnachew 

Year: 2019 

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