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Altinay, L.; Daniele, R.; Waligo, V.
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Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
Gursoy, D.; Yolal, M.; Lee, T.
The 5th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference, Beppu, Japan, 18-21 June 2015
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The 5th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference, Beppu, Japan, 18-21 June 2015.
This study aims to investigate the resource needs of tourism social enterprises in the context of developing countries and evaluate the means by which these resources are combined. Sixty face-to-face interviews were conducted with informants from two case study tourism social enterprises. The key resources in the study context were identified and comprised of (1.) natural capital or the tourism potential of the destinations (2.) financial capital or monetary funding (3.) political and institutional capital or formal legitimacy and (4.) human capital. Stakeholder involvement and collaboration encourages stakeholder participation but requires social enterprises to demonstrate long term commitment to the social mission. Relationship development and local community empowerment represent the social entrepreneurs' attempts to sustain resource combination and to overcome barriers to collective effort.
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Washington State University
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case studies, community development, entrepreneurship, finance, funding, human resources, institutions, natural resources, participation, social tourism, stakeholders, tourist industry
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Africa South of Sahara, Kenya, Mozambique
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ACP Countries, Anglophone Africa, Africa, Commonwealth of Nations, Developing Countries, East Africa, Africa South of Sahara, Community of Portuguese Language Countries, Least Developed Countries, Portuguese Speaking Africa, SADC Countries, Southern Africa