Examining tourism operators' responses to environmental regulation: The role of regulatory perceptions and relationships

Russell, S., Lafferty, G. and Loudoun, R. (2008) Examining tourism operators' responses to environmental regulation: The role of regulatory perceptions and relationships. Current Issues in Tourism, 11 2: 126-143. doi:10.2167/cit319.0


Author Russell, S.
Lafferty, G.
Loudoun, R.
Title Examining tourism operators' responses to environmental regulation: The role of regulatory perceptions and relationships
Journal name Current Issues in Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1368-3500
Publication date 2008-08-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2167/cit319.0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 126
End page 143
Total pages 18
Editor Hall, C. M.
Cooper, C.
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
150603 Tourism Management
960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Abstract In this paper we present the findings of a study examining tourism operators' responses to environmental regulation. Using evidence from five case studies in Eastern Australia, we assess how the three variables of the perceptions of environmental regulation, the perceptions of the regulatory agency, and the relationship between the operators and the regulators, can affect the responses of operators in sensitive natural areas. Our findings extend current literature on environmental regulation and highlight how operators' perceptions of environmental regulation significantly influence their responses to regulation. The paper illustrates the need to understand the regulatory relationship from the perspectives of both regulators and tourism operators. It concludes by addressing the practical issue of improving the regulatory relationship and the broader question of the human side of environmental regulation.
Keyword Practical wisdom
Knowledge
Leadership
Ethics
Complexity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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