University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Informal microfinance institutions and development-led tourism entrepreneurship

Ngoasong, MZ and Kimbu, AN (2016) Informal microfinance institutions and development-led tourism entrepreneurship Tourism Management, 52. pp. 430-439.

[img] Text (deleted)
Informal microfinance institutions and development-led tourism entrepreneurship-main.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (582kB)
[img] Text (licence)
SRI_deposit_agreement.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB)
[img] Text
Informal microfinance institutions and development-led tourism entrepreneurship-main.pdf - ["content_typename_Published version (Publisher's proof or final PDF)" not defined]
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (582kB)

Abstract

This paper explores how informal microfinance institutions (IMFIs) support development-led tourism entrepreneurship through providing microcredit and development opportunities to small tourism firms (STFs), as well as undertaking communitarian projects and outreach activities that promote the business activities of STFs. Drawing on resilience and social capital as central concepts, the paper argues that the form of collective action found in IMFIs can be examined to understand their impact on development-led tourism entrepreneurship. Using Cameroon as a case study important policy challenges in destinations where regulatory constrains cause many STFs to become dependent on IMFIs as opposed to formal (regulated) financial institutions in development-led tourism are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Ngoasong, MZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kimbu, ANUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : February 2016
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2015.07.012
Uncontrolled Keywords : Development-led tourism entrepreneurship, Informal microfinance institutions, Resilience, Social capital, Collective action, Cameroon
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 10:55
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 10:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808320

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800