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Handbook of Research on Innovation in Tourism Industries

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
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.
Extent: 384 pp
Hardback Price: £135.00 Web: £121.50
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 840 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Organisational Innovation
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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. Križaj, 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
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