Edited by Dallen J. Timothy
In the past decades research on innovation in tourism emerged but mainly analyzed determinants of innovation processes both in enterprises and tourism destinations. Driving forces and barriers (e.g. competitive pressure, technology) and the role of certain stakeholders (e.g. entrepreneurs, employees or customers) in innovation were explored. As tourism became a truly global industry researchers need to further analyze how globalization correlates with tourism innovation. This chapter will describe how innovation can be interpreted as an engine for globalization and vice versa. The authors highlight these interdependencies and develop policy and managerial implications for destination management and tourism policy.
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