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Exploring a developing tourism industry: A resource-based view approach.

Duarte Alonso, A (2016) Exploring a developing tourism industry: A resource-based view approach. Tourism Recreation Research. ISSN 0250-8281

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Abstract

This exploratory study examines dimensions related to tourism development in the case of Uruguay. Internal and external analyses were conducted to identify key resources to maximise opportunities and minimise threats to the country’s tourism development. The study, which adopts the resource-based view of the firm, is based on the perspectives of key tourism stakeholders. Unstructured, face-to-face interviews were conducted with eight key informants, three representing government institutions, three private, and two public-private. The interviews revealed opportunities in various fronts, primarily consolidating and expanding international markets, and developing additional offerings, including convention/event and heritage tourism to minimise the effects of seasonality. Strong dependence on neighbouring markets, marginal airline connectivity and knowledge of Uruguay internationally were main perceived barriers to further development. The value of employing the resource-based framework in guiding understanding of the themes under investigation was confirmed. Implications emerging from the findings are discussed, and future research directions suggested.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Tourism Recreation Research on 5th October 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02508281.2016.1239332
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 11:08
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 13:16
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1239332
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4281

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