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Tourism Evolution: On the Synergies of Tourism Studies and Evolutionary Economic Geography
Mid-Sweden University. (Unit for Tourism and Geography)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2013 (English)In: Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383, E-ISSN 1873-7722, Vol. 43, 370-389 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Evolutionary Economic Geography (EEG) is receiving increasing interest from tourism scholars. EEG has proven to be a useful explanatory paradigm in other sectors, e.g., high-technology and creative sectors. There remains, however, a lack of theoretical discussion on evolutionary principles of economic change within relatively low-technology service sectors, of which tourism is a prime example. This paper introduces EEG to a wider tourism audience by presenting the core principles of EEG and how they relate to tourism studies. A selection of new research paths combining EEG and tourism studies is highlighted together with a number of latent research synergies which can progress both EEG and tourism studies. The paper calls for further empirical and conceptual engagement with EEG by tourism scholars.

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Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 43, 370-389 p.
Keyword [en]
Evolutionary economic geography, path dependence, TALC, tourism
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Economic Geography Human Geography
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79448DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2013.07.001OAI: diva2:641659
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-0255
Available from: 2013-08-19 Created: 2013-08-19 Last updated: 2014-12-16Bibliographically approved

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