A strategic-relational approach to tourism policy

PASTRAS, Pantazis and BRAMWELL, Bill (2013). A strategic-relational approach to tourism policy. Annals of Tourism Research, 43, 390-414.

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Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2013.06.009
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    Government is often prominent in tourism policy making and policy initiatives for destinations. It is important to understand whether and how government coordinates the tourism policies and activities among different actors, institutional arrangements and administrative levels, and how such government influence may evolve temporally. This issue is explored from a new institutionalism perspective that considers the co-evolution of structures and practices that shape tourism policies and activities. Use is also made of a strategic-relational approach to social theory to understand structure and agency relationships. These perspectives are applied to understand continuities and changes in government involvement in tourism marketing policies for Athens, Greece from 2000 to 2008, a period when the city staged the 2004 Olympic Games. Keywords: tourism policy, strategic-relational approach, path dependence, institutional coordination, tourism marketing.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Accepted 25 June 2013. Available online 6 August 2013
    Uncontrolled Keywords: UoA26
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2013.06.009
    Page Range: 390-414
    Depositing User: Claire Bennehan
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 09:24
    Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 16:14
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7364

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