Responses of family businesses to extreme seasonality in demand: The case of Bornholm, Denmark

Getz, Donald and Nilsson, Ake (2004) Responses of family businesses to extreme seasonality in demand: The case of Bornholm, Denmark. Tourism Management, 25 1: 17-30. doi:10.1016/S0261-5177(03)00067-0

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Author Getz, Donald
Nilsson, Ake
Title Responses of family businesses to extreme seasonality in demand: The case of Bornholm, Denmark
Journal name Tourism Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5177
1879-3193
Publication date 2004-02-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0261-5177(03)00067-0
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 17
End page 30
Total pages 14
Place of publication Exeter, U.K.
Publisher Elsevier Science
Language eng
Subject 150603 Tourism Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
1506 Tourism
Abstract This research examines the meaning and impacts of “extreme” seasonality of tourist demand on family businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry, and how owners strategically adapt. Data were obtained from a self-completion questionnaire and interviews with family business owners on the Danish Island of Bornholm. Revealed strategies were categorized as “coping” with or “combating” seasonality, and in some cases the possibility of terminating the business or “capitulating”. Most responses to extreme seasonality have profound implications for family life as well as business growth or viability. Implications are drawn for family businesses and for destinations.
Keyword Demand
Extreme seasonality
Family business
Strategy
Bornholm
Denmark
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