Socio-economic value co-creation and sports tourism: evidence from Tasmania

Shams, Riad and Lombardi, Rosa (2016) Socio-economic value co-creation and sports tourism: evidence from Tasmania. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 12 (2/3). p. 218. ISSN 1746-0573

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Tasmania, the island state of Australia has been steadily escalating its appeal as a tourist destination. The state government's 'sports-tourism' partnership with the Hawthorn Football Club plays a key role to promote the tourism industry, and to contribute to various socio-economic issues of Tasmania. This case study attempts to analyse the relationships and interactions of these two partners, as they both work interdependently towards their multifarious goals. The findings descriptively portray the influence of relationship marketing (RM) on the mutually beneficial relationship value of Tasmania and Hawthorn, where RM steers their initial mutual value alongside their interdependence and multifarious socio-economic goals, towards a win-win outcome and further socio-economic value co-creation for all associated stakeholders. The findings contribute to the contemporary understanding of interrelations and interdependence among the stakeholders from sports-tourism, destination marketing and socio-economic development perspectives and suggest its research and practical significance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: socio-economic values, value co-creation, sports tourism, multifarious goals, relationship marketing, destination marketing, Tasmania, Hawthorn Football Club, Australian rules football, Australia, tourist destinations, socio-economic development
Subjects: N200 Management studies
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 14:41
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 21:32

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