Symptoms of complexity in a tourism system

Baggio, R. (2008) Symptoms of complexity in a tourism system. Tourism Analysis, 13 1: 1-20. doi:10.3727/108354208784548797

Author Baggio, R.
Title Symptoms of complexity in a tourism system
Journal name Tourism Analysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-5423
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3727/108354208784548797
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Editor Uysal, M.
Crouch, G.I.
Place of publication Elmsford NY, USA
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corporation
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified
900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified
Abstract Tourism destinations behave as dynamic evolving complex systems, encompassing numerous factors and activities that are interdependent and whose relationships might be highly nonlinear. Traditional research in this field has looked after a linear approach: variables and relationships are monitored in order to forecast future outcomes with simplified models and to derive implications for management organizations. The limitations of this approach have become apparent in many cases, and several authors claim for a new and different attitude. While complex systems ideas are among the most promising interdisciplinary research themes emerged in the last few decades, very little has been done so far in the field of tourism. This article presents a brief overview of the complexity framework as a means to understand structures, characteristics, and relationships, and explores the implications and contributions of the complexity literature on tourism systems. The objective is to allow the reader to gain a deeper appreciation of this point of view.
Keyword Tourism destinations
Complex systems
Nonlinear analysis
Q-Index Code C1
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