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Collaborative Networks for Sustainable Human Capital Management in Women's Tourism Entrepreneurship: The role of tourism policy.

Kimbu, Albert Nsom, Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh, Adeola, Ogechi and Afenyo-Agbe, Ewoenam (2018) Collaborative Networks for Sustainable Human Capital Management in Women's Tourism Entrepreneurship: The role of tourism policy. Tourism Planning & Development, 16 (2). pp. 161-178.

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Abstract

Government policies to support women's empowerment in tourism through sustainable human capital management (HCM) is an emerging research theme. Tourism policies can contribute significantly to African women’s empowerment by breaking existing stereotypical barriers that impede women’s HCM. Based on a narrative analysis of published academic and policy literature, we uncover how policy support for collaborative networks can enhance women entrepreneur’s HCM and thereby increase their resiliency and that of their tourism businesses. Collaborative networks are regional and country-specific forums, programs and/or initiatives for networking, skills development and access to resources and agency for women tourism entrepreneurs. Drawing on findings from analyzing collaborative networks involving women entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon, the paper develops a conceptual framework that depicts four determinants of collaborative networks that influence the HCM of women entrepreneurs in tourism, namely type of network, resources, social capital dimensions and human capital management. Finally, the paper explicates how these determinants can inform national tourism policy to support women entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kimbu, Albert NsomA.Kimbu@surrey.ac.uk
Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh
Adeola, Ogechi
Afenyo-Agbe, Ewoenam
Date : 27 December 2018
DOI : 10.1080/21568316.2018.1556329
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2018 Taylor & Francis
Uncontrolled Keywords : Tourism policy; Collaborative networks; Human capital management; Women entrepreneurship
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 15 Jan 2019 13:13
Last Modified : 12 Aug 2019 08:43
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850144

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