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Advancing conceptual understanding of partnerships between protected area agencies and the tourism industry: a postdisciplinary and multi-theoretical approach

Laing, Jennifer H., Lee, Diane, Moore, Susan A., Wegner, Aggie and Weiler, Betty (2009). Advancing conceptual understanding of partnerships between protected area agencies and the tourism industry: a postdisciplinary and multi-theoretical approach. Journal of Sustainable Tourism,17(2):207-229.

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Title Advancing conceptual understanding of partnerships between protected area agencies and the tourism industry: a postdisciplinary and multi-theoretical approach
Author Laing, Jennifer H.
Lee, Diane
Moore, Susan A.
Wegner, Aggie
Weiler, Betty
Journal Name Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0966-9582   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-62149091884
Start Page 207
End Page 229
Total Pages 23
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper reviews a range of theoretical approaches to partnerships working between protected area agencies and the tourism industry. While partnerships are a hallmark of contemporary thinking about protected area management, research to date leaves considerable scope for development, application and testing of theory. The paper draws eight theoretical approaches from the literature with potential application to a study of the contributors to partnership success. It progresses a postdisciplinary approach to partnership research. A 72-item questionnaire was derived from the theoretical perspectives and completed by 100 partners. Analysis identified features perceived as potentially contributing to a successful partnership as well as the key outcomes of a successful partnership. The findings indicate the prominence of institutional analysis and development, social capital, environmental dispute resolution and network theories in explaining partnership success. Given the centrality of partnerships in protected area tourism and ongoing societal interest in the sustainability of such areas, this paper provides vital insights to further multi-theoretical, postdisciplinary research, and to the successful management of partnerships.
Keywords institutional analysis and development framework
partnership
protected area
social capital
network
success
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669580802495766   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes Postprint version pages 1-31


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