Tourism policy research: avenues for the future
AuthorAmbrosie, Linda M.
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AbstractCombining an understanding of past achievements with a more critical review of the meta-theoretical assumptions on which each research endeavour is based, helps to highlight gaps and contradictions suggesting bridges to future research. Similar to other areas of business research, tourism research cohorts generally coalesce into one of three perspectives within funtionalism: economics, systems or political economy. Each perspective arrives at correlative conclusions. Few tourism policy researchers have employed phenomenology and such research has been conceptual. Future research would benefit from a triangulation of perspectives combining qualitative with quantitative methods to explicate and generalize the values and processes driving policy outcomes.
International Journal of Tourism Policy, 3(1), 2010 http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=31601&prevQuery=&ps=10&m=or © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Article deposited according to publisher policy posted on Sherpa/Romeo, August 22, 2011.