Respecting the past, preparing for the future; the rise of Australia academic tourism research

Pearce, Philip L. (2011) Respecting the past, preparing for the future; the rise of Australia academic tourism research. Folia Turistica, 25 (1). pp. 187-205.

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The paper considers academic Australian tourism research over the last thirty years. The overview is written from the perspective of a key and involved participant. The approach to be followed uses data and archival records as well as a subjective choice of critical incidents. Key factors considered include the state of the Australian industry at 5 year time intervals, and the associated national political support for tourism and research. The linked factors discussed include the changing role of institutions, the power of individual scholars, the issues of relevance, knowledge management and status, and the cultural context which encourages the following or the fusion of traditions. It is suggested that viewing tourism study in a wide framework and emphasising its connections to many other phenomena offers a bright future for the development of academic tourism research.

Item ID: 25318
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0867-3888
Keywords: tourism research, relevance, status, knowledge management, history, Australia
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2013 03:03
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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