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The Tourism Knowledge System

Tribe, J (2016) The Tourism Knowledge System Annals of Tourism Research, 57. pp. 44-61.

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This conceptual study addresses the significant need for every mature field of knowledge to understand itself. It builds upon previous studies of the epistemology and ontology of tourism by critiquing, synthesising, discarding, re-ordering and adding material. Its contribution is an original reconceptualisation of the structure, systems, processes and outcomes that define the field of tourism. These are explained by the creation of a model and detailed analysis that examines knowledge space, the knowledge force-field, knowledge networks, four key domains in knowledge creation and their interrelationships. Finally the model is used to examine some of the key challenges and consequences that the knowledge system reveals for tourism and its research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Tribe, J
Date : 5 January 2016
DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2015.11.011
Additional Information : © 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 09 Mar 2016 15:22
Last Modified : 01 Mar 2018 02:08

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