The tourism sector - already one of the fastest growing industries in the world - is currently undergoing extensive change thanks to strong market growth and a transition to more experience-based products. The capacity for firms to innovate and adapt to market developments is crucial to their success, but research-based knowledge on innovation strategies in tourism remains scarce. This pioneering Handbook offers timely, original research on innovation within the tourism industry from a number of interdisciplinary and global perspectives.The expert contributors adapt theories and models drawn from the mainstream innovation literature and supplement them with analytical strategies specific to the tourism industry. Major themes include forms and sources of innovation in tourism, innovation processes at both firm and destination levels, and the ways in which innovation is defined and measured. Individual chapters cover specific issues such as gendering processes, user-based innovation, enhanced experience value, causation and effectuation strategies, and alternative business models.Students, professors and researchers of innovation, entrepreneurship, and tourism studies will find this book an invaluable resource.Contributors: B. Abelsen, G.A. Alsos, T. Baird, D.L. Brannon, M. Bratec, M. Bystrowska, T. Clausen, R. Cuthbertson, D. Eide, P.I. Furseth, S. Gyimóthy, C.M. Hall, A.-M. Hjalager, H. Hoarau, M.T. Jensen, D. Krizaj, T. Kvidal, A. Leenheer, G. Lien, E. Ljunggren, E.L. Madsen, N. Prebensen, C. Ren, M. Rønningen, J. Sundbo, F. Sørensen, K. Wigger, J. Wiklund
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Major themes include forms and sources of innovation in tourism, innovation processes at both firm and destination levels, and the ways in which innovation is defined and measured.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Innovation in Tourism Industries Gry Agnete Alsos, Dorthe Eide and Einar Lier Madsen PART I: INNOVATION IN TOURISM 2. The Importance of Systemic Features for Innovation Orientation in Tourism Firms Martin Rønningen and Gudbrand Lien 3. Disruptive and Sustaining Innovations: The Case of Rural Tourism Anne Mette Hjalager 4. Towards a Framework for Studying Gendering Processes of Innovation Dorthe Eide and Elisabet Ljunggren PART II: SOURCES OF INNOVATION 5. Innovations, their Knowledge Sources and their Effects in Experience-based Tourism Tommy Høyvarde Clausen and Einar Lier Madsen 6. Potentials for User-based Innovation in Tourism: The Example of GPS Tracking of Attraction Visitors Flemming Sørensen and Jon Sundbo 7. Facilitating for Enhanced Experience Value Nina K. Prebensen PART III: INNOVATION IN THE FIRM 8. The Start-up Process of Tourism Firms: The Use of Causation and Effectuation Strategies Gry Agnete Alsos and Tommy Høyvarde Clausen 9. The Service Innovation Triangle: Moving to an Alternative Business Model Peder Inge Furseth and Richard Cuthbertson 10. Tourism and Business Model Innovation: The case of US Wine Makers David L. Brannon and Johan Wiklund 11. Types of Innovation in Tourism Businesses: The Case of New Zealand Wine Tourism C. Michael Hall and Tim Baird PART IV: INNOVATION IN DESTINATIONS AND NETWORK 12. Organizational Innovations: Re-organizing Destination Market Organizations Birgit Abelsen, Dorthe Eide, Trine Kvidal and Anneke Leenheer 13. Innovation and Climate Change: The Role of Network Relations and the Attitudes of Tourism Actors on Svalbard Hin Hoarau, Karin Wigger and Marta Bystrowska 14. Proximity of Practice: Student–Practitioner Collaboration in Tourism Carina Ren, Szilvia Gyimothy, Martin Trandberg Jensen, Dejan Krizaj and Miha Bratec
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Edited by Gry Agnete Alsos, Professor, Nord University Business School, Dorthe Eide, Associate Professor, University of Nordland and Einar Lier Madsen, Research Director, Nordland Research Institute, Norway