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Tourism innovation policy: Implementation and outcomes

Rodríguez, I, Williams, AM and Hall, CM (2014) Tourism innovation policy: Implementation and outcomes Annals of Tourism Research, 49. pp. 76-93.

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Abstract

The paper opens the "black box" of tourism innovation policy implementation through an analysis of the Spanish Programme of Innovative Business Groups that foster innovation through hybrid top-down bottom-up collaboration embedded in clusters. The focus is on three main issues: process of policy implementation, types of innovation that emerged, and the outcomes and barriers. The findings show the contradictions of this hybrid model of implementation with mixed outcomes of successful collaborations and abandoned trajectories. The Programme has stimulated the 'propensity' to innovate resulting in different types of innovation but has revealed the existence of mutually-reinforcing barriers. Some suggestions for future improvements of tourism innovation policies are offered including the importance of polycentricity in effective policy formulation and implementation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Hospitality
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Rodríguez, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, AMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hall, CMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 November 2014
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.annals.2014.08.004
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Innovation policy, Policy implementation, Innovations, Polycentricity, Barriers, Spanish Innovative Business Group
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Sep 2016 14:41
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812172

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