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The practice of destination governance: A comparative analysis of key dimensions and underlying concepts

Michael Volgger; Harald Pechlaner; Sabine Pichler

Most of research on destination governance focuses on reporting the results of single case studies, whose findings are often related to the particularities of the specific destinations considered. As a result, there is little (empirical) consistency in underlying principles and dimensions of destination governance. To overcome this gap, this paper presents a combined (re-)analysis of multiple qualitative case studies and empirically develops destination governance dimensions from a practitioner point of view. Findings show that theoretical conceptualisation of destination governance and practical foci differ in some respects: In contrast to governance theory, practitioners refer more to context, process and change.

SUBMITTED: AUG 2016, REVISION SUBMITTED: DEC 2016, ACCEPTED: JAN 2017, REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY, PUBLISHED ONLINE: 27 MARCH 2017. JEL Classification: L83, M1, O1
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