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A Research Agenda for Tourism and Development

Edited by Richard Sharpley, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire and David Harrison, The Business School, Middlesex University, UK
Tourism is integral to local, regional and national development policies; as a major global economic sector, it has the potential to underpin economic growth and wider development. Yet, transformations in both the nature of tourism and the dynamic environment within which it occurs give rise to new questions with regards to its developmental role. This Research Agenda offers a state-of-the-art review of the research into the tourism-development nexus. Exploring issues including governance, policy, philanthropy, poverty reduction and tourism consumption, it identifies significant gaps in the literature, and proposes new and sometimes
provocative avenues for future research.
Extent: c 352 pp
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Publication Date: July 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 240 6
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  • Tourism
  • Development Geography
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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Tourism is integral to local, regional and national development policies; as a major global economic sector, it has the potential to underpin economic growth and wider development. Yet, transformations in both the nature of tourism and the dynamic environment within which it occurs give rise to new questions with regards to its developmental role. This Research Agenda offers a state-of-the-art review of the research into the tourism-development nexus.

Bringing together contributors from across the globe, this Research Agenda answers the key questions including: Are growth-focused tourism policies becoming increasingly detrimental to destination development? Can mass forms of tourism in fact generate more benefits than alternative forms of tourism? Does the role of the state in supporting tourism-induced development require reconsideration? How effective is tourism-related philanthropy in contributing to development? Is community-based tourism a realistic development policy? To what extent can tourism contribute to what is still the most pressing development challenge, namely poverty reduction?

A Research Agenda for Tourism and Development offers valuable insights for students and researchers of development studies and tourism, as well as for policymakers and practitioners in tourism industries.
Contributors include: E. Akwasi Adu-Ampong, J. Aramberri, I. Barradas, T. Baum, C. Budke, H.B. Clausen, D. Dredge, D. Harrison, T. Jamal, S. Mooney, M. Novelli, S. Pratt, A. Scarth, R. Sharpley, D.J. Telfer
Contents:

1. Introduction: tourism and development – towards a research agenda
Richard Sharpley and David Harrison

2. A policy research agenda for tourism and development
Dianne Dredge

3. The tourism-development nexus from a governance perspective: a research agenda
Emmanuel Akwasi Adu-Ampong

4. NGOs, tourism and development
Helene Balslev Clausen

5. Travel philanthropy and development
Amy Scarth and Marina Novelli

6. Tourism and Poverty
David Harrison and Stephen Pratt

7. Community–based tourism and ‘development’
Tazim Jamal, Christine Budke and Ingrid Barradas-Bribiesca

8. Tourism, development and the consumption of tourism
Richard Sharpley

9. Now everyone can sail: on the need to understand mass tourism
Julio Aramberri

10. A sustainable hospitality and tourism workforce research agenda – exploring the past to create a vision for the future
Shelagh Mooney and Tom Baum

11. Tourism and (re)development in developed nations
David Telfer

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