Organic innovation in the informal tourism sector: The case of the Becak Wisata, Yogyakarta

Damayanti, Maya, Scott, Noel and Ruhanen, Lisa (2011). Organic innovation in the informal tourism sector: The case of the Becak Wisata, Yogyakarta. In: Michael J. Gross, Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend: Proceedings of the 21st Annual CAUTHE Conference. Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-10). 9-11 February 2011.

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Author Damayanti, Maya
Scott, Noel
Ruhanen, Lisa
Title of paper Organic innovation in the informal tourism sector: The case of the Becak Wisata, Yogyakarta
Conference name Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators
Conference location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Conference dates 9-11 February 2011
Proceedings title Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend: Proceedings of the 21st Annual CAUTHE Conference
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher School of Management, University of South Australia
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780987050700
0987050702
Editor Michael J. Gross
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The interaction of actors in a network is of increasing attention in tourism research, as is the ways in which innovations are facilitated by such networks. While there has been attention on formal networks, less focus has been given to how informal sectors create and share innovation to gain competitive advantages. Although it has been claimed that informal sectors lack innovation capacity, the Indonesian case of the pedicab (becak wisata) that services tourists in Yogyakarta is an interesting case to explore these issues. This is because the product itself is an innovation in response to a series of crises in the country including economic downturn and natural disaster. Further, the history and evolution of becak wisata in Yogyakarta illustrates the evolution from organic innovations driven through informal networks to more formal systems of governance and institutional innovation. This paper provides an exploratory case study of the becak wisata of Yogyakarta to demonstrate the evolution of innovations and their dissemination through informal to formal networks. The paper concludes with directions for future research and policy recommendations.
Keyword Informal actor networks
Innovation
Tourism development
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ

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