Dynamics of destination development: Investigating the application of transformation theory

McLennan, Char-lee, Ruhanen, Lisa, Ritchie, Brent and Pham, Tien (2012) Dynamics of destination development: Investigating the application of transformation theory. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 36 2: 164-190. doi:10.1177/1096348010390816

Author McLennan, Char-lee
Ruhanen, Lisa
Ritchie, Brent
Pham, Tien
Title Dynamics of destination development: Investigating the application of transformation theory
Journal name Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-3480
Publication date 2012-05
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1096348010390816
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 164
End page 190
Total pages 27
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract In many countries, tourism has emerged to become an important economic sector, often replacing traditional industries such as agriculture. This process of change, whereby an economy restructures over time from one economic sector to another as a result of institutional change, has been termed transformation. Transformation as a result of tourism activity has been observed and studied within the literature, but the body of work is not well synthesized and there are definitional issues. In particular, few researchers have addressed the process of tourism transformation, specifically the dynamic interaction between structure and institutions. This lack of research foci has limited the development of long-run decision-making tools available to governments, resulting in difficulties when developing policies for tourism destination development. This article investigates this gap by synthesizing the tourism transformation literature to develop a theoretical framework to support future transformation research in a tourism context. The theoretical framework is based on four dimensions of transformation theory: time, space, structure, and institutions.
Keyword Tourism transformation
Destination management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print December 20, 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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