Tourist destination governance decision making: complexity, dynamics and influences

Richins, Harold, Agrusa, Jerome, Scott, Noel, and Laws, Eric (2011) Tourist destination governance decision making: complexity, dynamics and influences. In: Laws, Eric, Richins, Harold, Agrusa, Jerome, and Scott, Noel, (eds.) Tourist Destination Governance: practice, theory and issues. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 83-90.

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This chapter provides an introduction to Part II, with a focus on the complexity, dynamics and influences of decision making in the context of tourist destination governance. As with most organizations, public or private, decision making holds the key to effectiveness in governance. Developments related to tourist destinations may be distinctive and contentious in nature and may involve complicated and arduous processes in reaching a decision. This chapter also provides a summary of the chapters under Part II. The chapters in this part of the book provide for an understanding of decision making related to governance in regional areas with prominent influences and effects of tourism development. This includes aspects of the complexities, dynamics, processes and challenges of decision making and the degree to which this provides a context in the governance of tourism, particularly in relation to tourist destination governance.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84593-794-2
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