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

Volgger, Michael and Pechlaner, Harald and Pichler, Sabine (2017): The practice of destination governance: A comparative analysis of key dimensions and underlying concepts. Published in: Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing , Vol. 3, No. 1 (27 March 2017): pp. 18-24.

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Abstract

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.

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