Resource management in tourism research: A new direction

Carter, R. W., Baxter, G. S. and Hockings, M. (2001) Resource management in tourism research: A new direction. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 9 4: 265-280. doi:10.1080/09669580108667402

Author Carter, R. W.
Baxter, G. S.
Hockings, M.
Title Resource management in tourism research: A new direction
Journal name Journal of Sustainable Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-9582
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09669580108667402
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 265
End page 280
Total pages 16
Editor Bill Bramwell
Bernard Lane
Place of publication Clevedon, United Kingdom
Publisher Channel View Publishers
Language eng
Subject 350507 Tourism Management
350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Abstract This analysis of papers in tourism journals found that tourism research is expanding in volume but is static in content; non-responsive to contemporary issues; dominated by academics; disinterested in resource, host community and cultural issues; oriented towards supply and descriptive rather than directed towards methodology and theory development. Despite concern for sustainability, the absence of resource management in tourism discourse is highlighted. While others have attributed this situation to the evolutionary development of tourism inquiry, this paper suggests that this is symptomatic of a discipline that lacks direction and which is not moving towards maturity. This situation contrasts with other disciplines where a clear evolutionary development is evident. Our diagnosis is that tourism research can and will develop and mature only when it explicitly considers the nature of the tourism resource, and the interaction of the tourism industry with it, thereby finding a place in the spectrum of resource management sciences.
Keyword Tourism
Tourism research
Resource management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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