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Author : Lluís Garay, Xavier Font & August Francesc Corrons
School/Work Place : Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Contact : lgaray@uoc.edu
Year : 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 enterprises (SMEs) from different countries and regions. We first surveyed nearly 400 owner/managers (Garay & Font, 2012)and found that the main reason for acting responsibly was altruistic, although competitiveness reasons were also important. Aspects of the “resource-based view” of the firm were validated through the positive impact of environmental cost-savings in financial performance, but also because other practices (not always related with economic reasons) were influencing their competitiveness. The article concluded that further implementation of these practices was necessary to achieve the full potential of competitive advantages.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
94 Think Tank XVI The Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility: An ove... file 2358 Jul 02, 2016

In the tourism industry, whilst some companies have taken active steps towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), others are yet to adopt a responsible approaching to business. According to Betz (2010), CSR is a relatively new concept i...

Author: Susanne Reimann & Sandro Carnicelli 

Year: 2016 

93 Think Tank X Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Making, Complexity Theo... file 2343 Oct 13, 2013

This paper narrates processes associated with the development of microtourism enterprises as one part of a broader organically determined sustainable development agenda in a north eastern coastal village in Bali. The paper’s narrative is co...

Author: Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2010 

92 Think Tank XII Sustainability and policy mobility in resort destinations file 2335 Nov 06, 2013

In the arena of resort development, there is a long history of destinations emulating (and seeking to surpass) one another in efforts to maintain competitiveness. In recent years, the use of “best case” examples are common tools employed to ...

Author: Alison M. Gill & Peter W. Williams 

Year: 2012 

91 OPA award Can Direct Communication at the Point of Consumption R... file 2325 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: food waste, food signage, sustainability, experiment

Author: Hannes Antonschmidt & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2018 

90 Think Tank XV Enhancing stakeholders’ participation for sustainable ... file 2318 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism is a fragile industry with multiple stakeholders. Globally, the desire of its stakeholders is to gain more benefits and eliminate negative impacts on resources that support the industry, particularly in protected areas (PAs) such as ...

Author: Richie Wandwi 

Year: 2015 

89 Think Tank VII Innovation in Tourism Education: Building the Capacity... file 2293 Oct 13, 2013

This paper will present the findings of a recent Summit on the Future of Tourism Education held in April 2007 in Austria. The summit's goal is to identify future societal, economic, environmental, political and technological trends from 201...

Author: Pauline Sheldon 

Year: 2007 

88 Think Tank XVI Communicating sustainability values of wine producers file 2268 Jul 02, 2016

This paper examines visual design language used in the New Zealand wine industry to communicate values of sustainability. The contribution critically discusses how industry values are physically manifested in and communicated through imager...

Author: Tobias Danielmeier 

Year: 2016 

87 Think Tank VIII Tourism Acting as a Factor of Integration: The Case of... file 2234 Oct 13, 2013

Over the past years, reports over brutal, racist attacks in the former eastern states of Germany have filled the headlines of German and international media again and again. Tourism authorities in these states have complained that these att...

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2008 

86 Think Tank IX Do Chinese tourists find their in-group members more t... file 2233 Oct 13, 2013

Furthermore, social identity theory suggests that people are attracted to others who are familiar to themselves because their similarity reinforces their self-image (Tajfel, 1982), and that people from collectivist culture tend to favour in-...

Author: Rui Jin Hoare, Ken Butcher & Danny O'Brien 

Year: 2009 

85 Think Tank XVIII Indigenous destination development: Nudging key player... file 2219 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Key players, sustainable tourism impact, tourism planning

Author: Astrid Frischknecht, Celiane Camargo-Borges & Celeste Wilderom 

Year: 2018 

84 Think Tank XIX Changes in volunteerism perception: Results from an In... file 2199 Oct 23, 2019

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Author: Rachelle Wilson, Pavlina Latkova, Aiko Yoshino and Emilyn Sheffield 

Year: 2019 

83 Think Tank XIX Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a to... file 2168 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourist experience, cueing, cognitive dissonance, availability heuristic, representativeness heuristic Page: 199-207 Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a tourist experience.pdf Normal 0 false false false...

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2019 

82 Think Tank XVI SWOT Analysis of Social Entrepreneurship in Enterprises file 2163 Jul 02, 2016

Social Enterprise is known as a non-profit action aiming social benefits. Social entrepreneurship, on the other hand, is social actions which create permanent and sustainable values by offering innovative perspectives to find solutions fors...

Author: Sema Alimoğlu Özkan & Ali Şükrü Çetinkaya 

Year: 2016 

81 Think Tank XVI Towards Sustainable Tourism: Whatfactors most influenc... file 2155 Jul 02, 2016

Tourism is a major activity for some Mediterranean economies. While the growth of tourism over the last few decades has had many positive effects, it has also harmed the environment when this growth has not been planned in a sustainable way...

Author: Arayeh Afsordegan, Mar Vila, NúriaAgell, Mónica Sánchez 

Year: 2016 

80 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 2152 Aug 17, 2017

The research is funded by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and with the guidance of the International Trade Centre of UNCTAD. The authors would like to thank Pablo LoMoro at the International Trade Centre for his considerable sup...

Author: Andrew Rylance & Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

OPA: 2017 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

79 Think Tank XVI Third sector organisations and stakeholders in tourism... file 2152 Jul 02, 2016

This paper identifies and explains roles, functions and structures in visitor management of protected areas in nature-based tourism in New Zealand. Establishing the benefits and disadvantages arising from the implementation of any particula...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht 

Year: 2016 

78 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 2128 Aug 17, 2017

The tourism sector is vital for the development of small island developing states. However, climate change can negatively impact on tourism demand and affect these economies both on the economic and social level. The purpose of this study is...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, Boopen Seetanah, Robin Sannassee & Robin Nunkoo 

Year: 2017 

77 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 2110 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

76 Think Tank XVIII Persuasive communication: an experiment on hotel guest... file 2052 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: personal values, smart water-saving technology, community-based social marketing, science communication, pro-environmental behaviour, field experiment.

Author: Pablo Pereira-Doel, Xavier Font & Candice Howarth 

Year: 2018 

75 Think Tank XVII E-Mobility as an Innovation for a Sustainable Destinat... file 2024 Aug 17, 2017

The project "E-Destination” funded by Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH) aims to show whether and in what form electro-mobility can play a bigger role regarding tourism in the rural region of Lake Constance (in German: Bodensee), Baden-...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2017 

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