Respecting the past, preparing for the future; twenty five years of Australian tourism research

Pearce, Philip L. (2007) Respecting the past, preparing for the future; twenty five years of Australian tourism research. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual CAUTHE Conference: Tourism - Past Achievements, Future Challenges. From: CAUTHE 2007 Conference: Tourism - Past Achievements, Future Challenges, 11-14 February 2007, Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of predominantly academic Australian tourism research in the last twenty five years. It undertakes this task in three sections; the first describes the growth of tourism study and identifies the roles of groups of people and organisational influences over the time period. A second section provides some interpretation and explanation of these developments by considering both the powerful long term influences and the immediate forces which have shaped the corpus of tourism research. A third section seeks to draw some action oriented implications from the history and notes ways in which contemporary scholars can plan their work and tourism research can be enhanced. The approach to be followed uses data and archival records as well as some subjective choices of critical incidents to help plot the Australian tourism research story. The focus is on researchers working in Australia rather than considering the nationality of the researchers.

Item ID: 3242
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-46998-0
Date Deposited: 18 May 2009 03:51
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