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Williams, Allan, Rodriguez, Isabel and Makkonen, Teemu (2020) INNOVATION AND SMART DESTINATIONS: CRITICAL INSIGHTS Annals of Tourism Research.

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Smart destinations have become an esteemed concept among researchers and policy makers. Discus-sion of the concept is optimistic in tone and commonly linked to information rather than knowledge and more to design than innovation. This partly explains the relatively limited critical discussion of the (potential) benefits of smart destinations. The article raises selected issues from the innovation, as opposed to the design literature, to offer insightful perspectives on analyzing smart destination. The discussion emphasises that: 1) smart destinations are driven by uncertainty; 2) knowledge pro-vides deeper insights than information into smart destinations as innovation; 3) entrepreneurs play an important role in facilitating smart destinations; and 4) smart destinations constitute innovation sys-tems.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Makkonen, Teemu
Date : 1 April 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords : Smart destinations, information, knowledge, uncertainty, design, innovation
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 06 Apr 2020 10:38
Last Modified : 06 Apr 2020 10:38

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