Alfonso Vargas-Sánchez

Alfonso Vargas-Sánchez
Universidad de Huelva | UHU · Departamento de Dirección de Empresas y Marketing

PhD, Business Administration

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September 1993 - present
Universidad de Huelva
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  • Full Professor of Strategic Management

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One of the most important challenges for social venture entrepreneurs is acquiring resources. Reward crowdfunding is considered a suitable tool for meeting the financing needs of social ventures, whose backers are particularly interested in firm ideas and core values rather than in collaterals or business plans. A strategic factor that is able to i...
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The Tourism & Management Studies journal is a free open access publication (authors are not charged any APC and the papers are freely available to everyone). Besides being indexed in WEB OF SCIENCE's Emerging Sources Citation Index (JCI Q3 of JCR) it integrates the SCIMAGO/SCOPUS journal ranking in two categories: - Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality...
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Los estudios sobre la percepción social del turismo son extremadamente diversos y a menudo con resultados y conclusiones contradictorias. Considerando los destinos españoles sobre los que hay publicaciones al respecto (destinos ubicados en Andalucía, Canarias, Baleares, Cataluña y Comunidad Valenciana), hemos seleccionado una muestra cualitativa qu...
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La transición hacia una Economía Circular, es decir, hacia una economía orientada a la eliminación de los residuos, es uno de los grandes vectores de innovación y cambio del presente siglo, al que el sector turístico no es ajeno. En este contexto, el objetivo de este trabajo es doble: por una parte, exponer los principios de aplicación de la Econom...
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Purpose This review highlights the need for a tourism industry turnaround combining changes in its governance and in its social success metric. Design/methodology/approach Although debate was ongoing before the pandemic with the sustainability approach as the main reference, the crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 has multiplied and amplified the voic...
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The idea of launching a call to create a special issue on the subjects of sustainability and social responsibility in tourism was born during a meeting with the thematic group “Tourism and Culture Management” of the Italian Management Society (SIMA) on the occasion of the conference of Rome La Sapienza organized by SIMA and Sinergie, Italian Journa...
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This chapter is intended to contribute to filling the gap in the scientific literature on crisis management in small and medium-sized rural tourism enterprises in the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking as the object of this study the Spanish province of Huelva, and under a qualitative methodological approach, the research aim was threefold:...
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Purpose The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic impact on the tourism industry, with new challenges that calls for a combination of short- and medium-/long-term perspectives. At the destination level, a factor that has a critical incidence in the recovery path is the type of tourism governance. With the spotlight on this factor, the purpose of this...
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Edited Volume 16, Issue 4 of the TOURISM & MANAGEMENT STUDIES journal
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The purpose of this article is to analyze the creative process that takes place in Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain and its influence on the gastronomic experiences they offer. The methodology used consists of conducting fieldwork focused on the chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants in that country, using an online questionnaire. The main conc...
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La presente investigación tiene como objetivo analizar la influencia de la agenda de los usuarios en las políticas públicas de turismo a partir de un estudio en Curitiba (Brasil). Para ello, se realizó un análisis cualitativo de las manifestaciones compartidas durante 2016 y 2017 en las páginas de Facebook del Ayuntamiento Municipal de Curitiba, de...
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Tourism is one of the leading sectors for the Indonesian government to increase foreign exchange. Indonesia has many tourist destinations that attract domestic and foreign tourists. In line with the development of Halal tourism trends, the Indonesian government has begun to develop several enclaves such as Lombok and Aceh as Halal destinations. Ind...
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Edited Volume 16, Issue 2, (2020), TOURISM & MANAGEMENT STUDIES
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Edited Volume 16, Issue 1 (2020) of TOURISM & MANAGEMENT STUDIES https://doi.org/10.18089/tms.2020.1601
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Actualmente, nuestras ciudades están experimentando una verdadera transformación digital que requiere una atención inmediata en energía, transporte, movilidad, comunicación, seguridad, educación, turismo y aspectos sociales, así como fomentar todas aquellas actuaciones que persigan mejorar la calidad de vida y el desarrollo económico-ambiental sost...
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The aim of this chapter is to present a research agenda that can help to advance the generation of scientific knowledge intended to support the implementation of circular economy initiatives in the tourism industry. In this line, a decalogue was used as a starting point, which was checked with academics and professionals in this field in order to r...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the evolution of the tourism ecosystem within a circular economy, considering relevant factors that influence the transition towards the circular economy model. Design/methodology/approach This reflection is carried out from an organisational perspective and employs a strategic management approach...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to present the state-of-the-art scientific research in the intersection between smart tourism and social networks to better understand the role of the latter (such as Facebook and Twitter) in the development of the smart paradigm in tourism, e.g. how the relationship between smart tourism and social networks has...
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Purpose The first problem when diving into this topic is the confusion caused by a number of terms intended to designate the same concept, in addition to the lack of a shared interpretation on what Islam requires from tourism services to secure their acceptability. This paper aims to contribute to the clarification of what halal tourism is, as it s...
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The relationship between the perception of the resident community as far as the effects of tourism and their quality of life is a subject that has recently sparked the interest of researchers. As currently there is no uniformity in either the approach adopted for measuring variables or the significance of their inter-relationships, our study will a...
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Purpose Halal tourism is a growing segment that represents a potentially attractive niche. However, although increasing, it is still a young and residual area of academic research. This paper aims to explore its concept, boundaries and various streams to offer a clarifying vision for researchers and tourism managers. Design/methodology/approach...
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Purpose The whole economy is in a transition process from the linear to the circular paradigm. The tourism industry is no stranger to this paradigm shift, so the purpose of this paper is to stimulate a reflection on the major challenges and opportunities derived from this transformation. Design/methodology/approach To inspire discussion, desk re...
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Restaurants with Michelin stars are places for culinary creation and innovation. Scientific literature has provided increasing attention to gastronomy and this type of haute cuisine establishments. However, the treatment that scientific literature has given to knowledge protection in these restaurants is still not enough, especially regarding the i...
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This chapter tries to contribute to the conceptualization of Halal tourism. For its reinforcement, a synthesis of the state of the art of the scientific research on this topic is included, mostly based on the papers contained in Web of Science and Scopus databases. In addition, in order to feed the conclusions, a consultation to international touri...
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Purpose: The natural environment is a key factor of attractiveness for tourist destinations, and hospitality may be considered both a contributor and a victim of environmental impacts. There still exists a knowledge gap regarding modalities, motivations and barriers for sustainability in the hospitality industry; therefore, the aim of this research...
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The aim of this paper is twofold: to contribute to clarifying what exactly Halal tourism is, being a relatively new term; and to provide an insight into the level of knowledge and mental schemes of a new generation (Gen Z) in a Muslim majority country. To achieve the first aim, a literature review is presented. With regard to the second, a survey a...
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The present paper is based on a field research on the evolution of a saga of family entrepreneurs in Spain, with four generations involved. From the modest beginnings of a canned tomato factory, longer than a century ago, the case explains its transformation up to the current reality of being recognized as the largest blackberry European producer,...
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Crisis management in tourism, whether due to natural catastrophes or to any other reason, acquires particular relevance because tourist centres are usually located in places (coasts/beaches, wooded areas, mountains, valleys of rivers,…) whose characteristics rise the potential risk, to which it is necessary to join the high densities of population...
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The implications of the study provide suggestions for future improvements relating to the development of industrial tourism destinations. The possibility of ‘re-using’ the old industrial and mining heritage could favour the development of an economic opportunity to the recession that affected most industrial regions after the 1960s. This paper is f...
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This comprehensive textbook has, at its core, the importance of linking strategic thinking with action in the management of tourism. It provides an analytical evaluation of the most important global trends, as well as an analysis of the impact of crucial environmental issues and their implications. Fully updated throughout, this new edition: -Cove...
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The paper deals with a case study in an Italian maritime cluster seen through a multiple paradigms framework, based on Sustainability (SUS), Open Innovation (OI), and Value Co-creation (VCc). The proposed theoretical framework helps to interpret a true phenomenon consisting of the design of a new product with a prototype created in a network of mul...
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The structure of this 3rd edition remains the same, with the exception of a whole new Part IV dealing with the 'New Business Ecosystem and Stakeholder-Driven Strategy'. All the 20 chapters have been updated or are totally new contributions. Part I ('Tourism Environment, Economic Development, Forecasting and Trends') brings in new insights into the...
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Desde sus orígenes a finales del siglo XIX hasta la actualidad, el presente caso muestra las etapas por las que ha transitado una saga de emprendedores de la provincia de Huelva (España), la familia Velo, con cuatro generaciones implicadas; desde los modestos inicios de una fábrica de tomates en conserva, hasta la realidad del momento con la mayor...
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No contexto organizacional das vinícolas, o enoturismo envolve a entrada dessas empresas no setor terciário da economia, por meio de um conjunto de serviços e atividades turísticas. Este estudo baseia-se na abordagem de capacidades dinâmicas ao propor que as vinícolas propositadamente criam, ampliam e modificam os seus processos, construindo e util...
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This paper is focused on the concept of business ecosystem, which is a relatively new field in management research. Furthermore, there is a second emerging research approach in social sciences named “complexity theory” that considers ecosystems, and business ecosystems, as complex adaptive systems. The main aim is to connect both by bringing new in...
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Purpose This study aims to propose that the institutional environment exerts pressure on the behavior of wineries toward wine tourism development (WTD) and the effect of this influence confers legitimacy to the business of wine tourism. Design/methodology/approach Structural equation modeling through partial least squares was applied to estimate a...
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Na presente pesquisa pretendemos estudar a articulação da Teoria Institucional e as práticas ambientais nos hotéis de três, quatro e cinco estrelas, localizados na Galiza (Espanha) e no Norte de Portugal. Para o desenvolvimento desta pesquisa, pretendemos responder às seguintes perguntas: existe uma configuração institucionalizada em hotéis de três...
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The aim of this work is to study social responsible behavior in three, four and five star hotels foundin Galicia and the Northern region of Portugal. To be able to carry out this investigation two types ofanalysis are carried out. First of all there is a descriptive statistical analysis about the group of variablescontained in the used scale. Secon...
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In this paper, we present some results extracted from a social impact study carried out on a golf-based tourism development project (GBP). A phronetic approach is adopted, underpinned by case study meth - odology. The main objective of the article is to shed some light on the debate over the profitability of GBPs. To this end, firstly, we define...
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Tourism and natural environment are a binomial difficult to separate. In this paper, the evolution of the institutional context of environmental character is studied during the 2007–2010 period, comprising one of the most severe phases of recession in the contemporary Spanish economy. For the purposes of this study we have selected golf tourism (as...
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The objective of this study is to analyze the influence of institutional pressures (normative, coercive and mimetic) according to gender in the implementation of social responsibility in hotels. The object of this study is three, four and five-star hotels located in the Euro region. To achieve these objectives a quantitative study is carried out. T...
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Companies with innovative behavior seek differentiation and are constantly reconciling needs and internal objectives with new market opportunities and restrictions imposed by the institutional framework. The involvement of the wineries with the service sector, by adapting to wine tourism, raises an innovative process which requires some organizatio...
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Over time, the acronym DMO has evolved from a meaning centered on marketing (i.e. Destination Marketing Organization) to a meaning centered on management (i.e. Destination Management Organization). Expanding the role of DMOs to one of management implies a greater need to engage stakeholders both within the destination and external to the destinatio...
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This study focuses on creativity and innovation in the gastronomy sector, where both concepts have become increasingly relevant determinants of success, business performance and longer-term survival. Specifically, it investigates the key factors that effectively stimulate the actions and behaviours leading to a continuous flow of novel and useful i...
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The purpose of this investigation is to study the link between Institutional Theory and quality practices in three, four and five star hotels located in Galicia (in northwest Spain). This investigation aims to characterize the institutional environment of these hotels, which will allow the various determinants explaining the implementation of quali...
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In the last years, in the USA and in other European countries, with the purpose of supporting innovation, is being developed an innovation practice based on ‘bottom-up’ financing, which is most commonly known as crowfunding. This method, that has already achieved excellent results in the USA, seems to show different performances depending on the ba...
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In the last years, in the USA and in other European countries, with the purpose of supporting innovation, is being developed an innovation practice based on ‘bottom-up’ financing, which is most commonly known as crowfunding. This method, that has already achieved excellent results in the USA, seems to show different performances depending on the ba...
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To gain a better understanding of residents' attitudes towards tourism development, the purpose of this paper is to integrate various theoretical approaches in a more comprehensive explanatory model and, at the same time, to test the influence of the stage of the life cycle on it. To achieve this aim, a comparative study was carried out between two...
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Son escasos os traballos de carácter lonxitudinal no sector do turismo. Con este artigo reali-zamos un estudo deste tipo entre os anos 2007 e 2010 baixo o enfoque institucionalista, no que ana-lizamos a evolución dos mecanismos de presión que propón ese enfoque na súa aplicación ao desen-volvemento de prácticas ambientais nos campos de golf andaluc...
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The present article describes a longitudinal study made of the influence that the institutional setting, with respect to protection of the natural environment, has on the development of environmental management practices in the golf courses of Andalusia (Spain). In our study, a model of behaviour based on the precepts of the Institutional Theory ha...
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This paper presents an explanatory model for the choice of entry mode to an international market and its implications for the performance of the international strategy in hotel chains, under the dynamic approach of real options theory. The proposed model includes the analysis of some alternative variables to those already investigated in the litera...
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Although industrial heritage tourism (or industrial tourism) is not a new phenomenon, it has acquired increasing importance as part of the cultural offering presented by a growing number of destinations. In fact, it can be a source of profitable differentiation for them, taking advantage of particular past and present industrial resources to genera...
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The purpose of this paper was to study in depth specific experiences of innovative management in the gastronomy sector, with the object of transferring knowledge from restaurants to other types of company. To achieve the basic objective proposed an inductive methodology has been followed, based on the study of six cases in the city of Huelva (Spain...
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This article explores what are the success factor for interaction with platforms of crowdfunding in Italy. Through a Principal Component Analysis we outline three variables and through a multiple regression analysis we demonstrate that the interaction on crowdfunding is positive correlated with socioeconomic propensity and cultural level. The analy...
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In tourism research topics such as planning, community participation, policy description and evaluation are important and widely discussed. However, considering the importance of entrepreneurs for tourism and its need for the public sector as a provider of infrastructure and financing as well as a mediator of conflicting interests of civil society...
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El objetivo de este estudio es analizar las razones y motivaciones que influyen en el nivel de desarrollo de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa (RSC) en las cadenas hoteleras españolas. El modelo de Carroll (1979, 1991, 1999) ha sido utilizado en la literatura científica en numerosas investigaciones (Wartick y Cochran, 1985; Wood, 1991; Swanson,...
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En este trabajo se aborda la cuestión de hasta qué punto la prolongada crisis actual está dañando la imagen de Portugal y España, siendo este factor de indudable importancia dentro de una economía global en la que se compite por atraer inversiones, turistas,…, vender en definitiva. Así, los datos disponibles revelan el deterioro que, en general, la...
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This paper describes an analytical study, using the Partial Least Squares (PLS) technique, of the environmental management practices employed by the golf courses of Andalusia (Spain). As the basis for our study, we have taken the principles of Institutional Theory. We make use of this theoretical framework to delimit the institutional setting of th...
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Hoy en día no cabe concebir un modelo de desarrollo turístico que no se alimente de la investigación científica, conforme al denominado por Etzkowitz (2008) modelo de la triple hélice. Es por ello que hemos analizado la relación que pudiera existir entre la importancia del turismo en un país o región y el peso a nivel internacional de su producción...
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RESUMEN Hoy en día no cabe concebir un modelo de desarrollo turístico que no se alimente de la investigación científica, conforme al denominado por Etzkowitz (2008) modelo de la triple hélice. Es por ello que hemos analizado la relación que pudiera existir entre la importancia del turismo en un país o región y el peso a nivel internacional de su pr...
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Purpose – The authors want to study the connection between institutional theory and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the set of hotels with three, four and five star situated in Galicia (Spain) and in the Northern region of Portugal. The authors aim to see whether there is a contrast of isomorphic behaviour in the institutional context of b...
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This paper analyses the relationships between certain determinants in the strategic management process on innovation in hotel organisations in Spain, as well as the influence of the level of innovation on competitive advantage and organisational performance. The theoretical positioning is based on the resource and capability-based approach, within...
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In this study several extrinsic and intrinsic variables, from different theoretical approaches, have been integrated with the object of building an explanatory model for residents' attitude toward tourism development. This model is applied to a destination not yet overcrowded but with a high, and increasing, seasonality. Its most notable contributi...
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Este estudio analiza las relaciones que se producen entre ciertos factores determinantes del Proceso de Dirección Estratégica y la innovación en las organizaciones hoteleras con actividad en España, así como la influencia del nivel de innovación en la ventaja competitiva y los resultados organizativos. El posicionamiento teórico adoptado se integra...
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The aim of this paper is to contribute to empirically validate the influence of the Institutional Theory on organizational decisions of environmental character, in particular the pressures from the institutional environment that cause the development of environmentally sustainable practices. To do so, Andalusian golf courses have been taken as the...
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The purpose of the present work is contribute to the empirical validation of the Institutional Theory, studying, in particular, the relationship that exists between the pressures of the institutional context of an important sector of the tourist sector, golf courses in the Region of Andalusia, Spain, and the application of good environmental practi...
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RESUMEN Este trabajo presenta un modelo explicativo de la elección del modo de entrada a un mercado internacional y de la repercursión de dicha elección sobre el resultado de la estrategia internacional de las cadenas hoteleras, bajo el enfoque dinámico de la teoría de opciones reales. ABSTRACT This paper presents an explanatory model for the entry...
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This paper analyses the relationships between certain determinants in the strategic management process on innovation in hotel organisations in Spain, as well as the influence of the level of innovation on competitive advantage and organisational performance. The theoretical positioning is based on the resource and capability-based approach, within...
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This paper analyses the relationships between certain determinants in the strategic management process on innovation in hotel organisations in Spain, as well as the influence of the level of innovation on competitive advantage and organisational performance. The theoretical positioning is based on the resource and capability-based approach, within...
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This paper analyses the evolution that Tourism Research has undergone in Spain in the last few years as well as its present situation, on the basis of four different variables: (i) the PhD dissertations carried out in the last ten years; (ii) the papers published in any ISI source during the last five years; (iii) the scientific journals on Tourism...
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The development of the tourism industry in the province of Huelva, situated the extreme southwest of Spain, with a population of around half a million inhabitants, is a recent phenomenon but one that is beginning to impinge palpably on the physiognomy of the area and the way of life of the communities that are affected by the rapid growth of this e...
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The topic of residents’ attitudes towards tourism development has been analyzed by many authors, leading us to discuss the possibility of proposing a universal model to explain it. The difficulties and progress made in this field are argued. The main contribution of this study is the inclusion of variables for the “behaviour of tourists”, “density...
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El sector rural, en reconocido declive a partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, ha expe- rimentado en los últimos tiempos y en determinadas zonas una transformación de la tradicional ten- dencia monofuncional, acogiendo actividades económicas diversas tanto de transformación como de prestación de servicios muy estrechamente ligadas a los mismos f...