Tourism entrepreneurs in Northumberland

Bosworth, Gary and Farrell, Helen (2011) Tourism entrepreneurs in Northumberland. Annals of Tourism Research, 38 (4). pp. 1474-1494. ISSN 0160-7383

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Tourism is viewed as an increasingly important component of rural economic potential, especially in peripheral regions of the UK. As a sector, however, it is dominated by low skilled employment, seasonal demand cycles and perceived low levels of innovation and entrepreneurship. In this paper we explore the role of in-migrant owners of small tourism firms (STFs) in promoting entrepreneurship and developing competition in the tourism economy of Northumberland. We hypothesise that through a combination of extra-local networks and local embeddedness these business owners are not only succeeding for themselves but they are stimulating other local businesses by increasing local trade, heightening competition and raising standards and aspirations among all STFs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counterurbanisation, Embeddedness, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle businesses, Rural development
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:17

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