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Secret ties as a way to succeed: describing and exploring relations among successful tourism managers
University of Minnesota.
2004 (English)In: Tourism in peripheries: perspectives from the far north and south / [ed] Dieter K. Müller ; Bruno Jansson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
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Managers and owners of successful companies act with deliberate purpose in order to succeed (Penrose, 1959; Nelson and Winter, 1982; Aldrich and Zimmer, 1986; Edquist, 1997; Metcalfe, 1997). Understanding the issue of success and failure has received great interest among practitioners, policymakers and researchers. This study considers a region understood as a rural, sparsely populated area. In this region, traditional industries such as mining, agriculture and forest products are suffering under pressure for sustainable replacement industries. Reconstruction of such areas involves structural processes facilitating the entry of new industries, such as tourism (Petterson, 2002). The replacement industries often demand a shift in terms of tangible assets and also in terms of finding decision routines adapted to sensitive customer needs. In order to understand the complexity of this industrial shift, this paper intends to describe and explore (as moderators for understanding success) present decision routines in tourism industry, at three levels, and to chart the decision paths.

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Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing, 2004.
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27938Local ID: 188ad660-6b50-11dc-9e58-000ea68e967bISBN: 9781845931773OAI: diva2:1001129
Perspectives on Tourism in Nordic and Other Peripheral Areas : 21/08/2004 - 24/08/2004
Godkänd; 2004; 20070925 (evan)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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