Local Tourism, Social Innovations

11 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2018

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Tivadar Máhr

University of Pannonia

Zoltán Birkner

University of Pannonia

Nora Rodek Berkes

University of Pannonia

Date Written: Septembdr 6, 2018

Abstract

Several studies and researches investigate the innovation ability of tourism. The research topic is also interesting, because even the European Union subsidises innovation development and tourism, as a major branch of the service sector, is responsible for the vast majority of the domestic GPPs. Linking these two is an important field of research for a practical perspective as well. The development of technology and ICT harbinger the further advance of tourism. At the same time the question, how such an important branch takes its share of the development of socially important factors, i.e. what answer can touristic stakeholders give to managing current social challenges, can also be raised. Some results of a research conducted in the past year will be presented in the followings. The research question was what social innovation potentials local tourism organizations have, i.e. how their continuous renewal activities help the management of socially important challenges. Factors hindering the innovation of these groups were also researched, along with future innovation plans.

Keywords: social innovation, tourism, innovation

JEL Classification: O35

Suggested Citation

Máhr, Tivadar and Birkner, Zoltán and Rodek Berkes, Nora, Local Tourism, Social Innovations (Septembdr 6, 2018). 2018 ENTRENOVA Conference Proceedings. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3283114 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3283114

Tivadar Máhr (Contact Author)

University of Pannonia ( email )

Veszprém
Hungary

Zoltán Birkner

University of Pannonia ( email )

Hungary

Nora Rodek Berkes

University of Pannonia ( email )

Veszprém
Hungary

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