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Familjeägda turistföretag: Succé med succession för landsbygdsdestinationer?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines family owned tourism businesses with a special focus on succession. In Nordic countries tourism has been widely promoted and used in rural development as a replacement economy for ‘traditional’ livelihoods based on rural production. Because the tourism and hospitality industry, especially in rural areas, is dominated by family enterprises, the topic of succession is of great relevance for tourism and tourism destinations. This paper looks at family businesses’ special characteristics, challenges and advantages in terms of ownership structure, lifestyle, motivations, employees and destination impact. This paper concludes that, while family-owned Small and Medium-sized enterprises make up the backbone of the tourism industry, especially in rural destinations, there exists insufficient research on their significance within tourism. A small percentage of family owned tourism businesses are successfully handed over to succeeding generations. Those that do are exceptional and more sustainable both in financial and marketing terms and therefore extremely advantageous for destinations. On the other hand, family businesses that fail to be passed on to following generations can have a devastating effect on tourism and destinations in general.

Abstract [sv]

Den här uppsatsen behandlar familjeägda turistföretags betydelse för varaktigheten i landsbygdsdestinationer med fokus på succession. I våra nordiska länder har turism på senare år använts som landsbygdsutveckling och i viss mån som ersättning för de mer traditionella näringarna som jordbruk och fiske. Eftersom turism och besöksindustrin, speciellt i de perifera områdena, domineras av familjeföretag är succession inom dessa av stor betydelse för turism och turistdestinationer. Uppsatsen tar i övrigt upp familjeföretagens kännetecken, utmaningar och fördelar beträffande ägarstrukturer, livsstil, motivation, medarbetare och destinationspåverkan. Familjeföretag utgör ryggraden för turismindustrin i allmänhet och landsbygdsdestinationer i synnerhet men trots det saknas forskning om den här typen av företags betydelse för turism. Endast en liten andel av familjeägda turistföretag genomgår ett generationsskifte. Det gör att de som klarar en succession är unika och mer varaktiga både ur finansiell och ur marknadsmässig synpunkt vilket är mycket fördelaktigt för destinationen. Å andra sidan kan de företag som inte lyckas med en succession vara förödande för hela samhället där de verkar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 50
Keyword [en]
Tourism, Family Business, Succession, Rural Areas, Destination, Durability
Keyword [sv]
turism, familjeföretag, succession, landsbygd, destination, varaktighet
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17305OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-17305DiVA: diva2:491902
Subject / course
Tourism Studies; Tourism Studies
Educational program
Tourism Management Programme, 180 credits; Tourism Management Programme, 180 credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved

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