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Destination Unknown? The Emergence of Corporate Social Responsibility for Sustainable Development of Tourism

Tepelus, Camelia LU (2008) In IIIEE Dissertations 2.
Abstract
This dissertation explores the nexus between sustainable tourism development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It addresses the scope for CSR to promote sustainable tourism in an international development context. This objective was pursued by exploring three sub-questions: what tools have been used to stimulate social responsibility in tourism; how has ecotourism influenced social responsibility in tourism; and finally, how have various stakeholders approached CSR in tourism? These questions were investigated through case studies within three research cycles, and documented in six published, peer-reviewed articles.

Using a qualitative and exploratory approach, the author finds tourism to be lagging behind other... (More)
This dissertation explores the nexus between sustainable tourism development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It addresses the scope for CSR to promote sustainable tourism in an international development context. This objective was pursued by exploring three sub-questions: what tools have been used to stimulate social responsibility in tourism; how has ecotourism influenced social responsibility in tourism; and finally, how have various stakeholders approached CSR in tourism? These questions were investigated through case studies within three research cycles, and documented in six published, peer-reviewed articles.

Using a qualitative and exploratory approach, the author finds tourism to be lagging behind other industries in assuming a responsibility to mitigate its environmental and social impacts. Existent voluntary performance schemes for tourism sustainability, as well as alternative forms of tourism (ecotourism) are reviewed in order to identify their contributions to developing CSR in tourism. A significant deficiency of existent tools is identified in their neglect to address social impacts, especially the ones emerging in the contemporary context of globalization and trade liberalization in tourism. (Less)
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author
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  • Dr Berchicci, Luca, Erasmus University, the Netherlands
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Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Ecotourism, Globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tourism Sustainability
in
IIIEE Dissertations
volume
2
pages
252 pages
publisher
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
defense location
Lecture hall, the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Tegnérplatsen 4, Lund university, Faculty of Engineering
defense date
2008-10-03 13:15
ISSN
1402-3016
language
English
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yes
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2008-09-10 13:26:22
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  abstract     = {This dissertation explores the nexus between sustainable tourism development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It addresses the scope for CSR to promote sustainable tourism in an international development context. This objective was pursued by exploring three sub-questions: what tools have been used to stimulate social responsibility in tourism; how has ecotourism influenced social responsibility in tourism; and finally, how have various stakeholders approached CSR in tourism? These questions were investigated through case studies within three research cycles, and documented in six published, peer-reviewed articles.<br/><br>
Using a qualitative and exploratory approach, the author finds tourism to be lagging behind other industries in assuming a responsibility to mitigate its environmental and social impacts. Existent voluntary performance schemes for tourism sustainability, as well as alternative forms of tourism (ecotourism) are reviewed in order to identify their contributions to developing CSR in tourism. A significant deficiency of existent tools is identified in their neglect to address social impacts, especially the ones emerging in the contemporary context of globalization and trade liberalization in tourism.},
  author       = {Tepelus, Camelia},
  issn         = {1402-3016},
  keyword      = {Ecotourism,Globalization,Corporate Social Responsibility,Tourism Sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {252},
  publisher    = {The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {IIIEE Dissertations},
  title        = {Destination Unknown? The Emergence of Corporate Social Responsibility for Sustainable Development of Tourism},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2008},
}