Loosing it: Knowledge Management in Tourism Development Projects
AbstractKnowledge management and the development of the destination’s capacity of the intellectual skills needed to use tourism as an effective tool in the search for regeneration and development are central themes explored within this paper. The authors have lived and worked with the problems inherent in short term funding of special projects designed to achieve or facilitate tourism development. We have witnessed with growing sadness the results – and the lack of them – as funding cycles end and staff with experience move away. Development processes require multi-stakeholder involvement at all levels, bringing together governments, NGOs, residents, industry and professionals in a partnership that determines the amount and kind of tourism that a community wants (Sirakaya et al., 2001). Planners need to provide knowledge sharing mechanisms to residents, visitors, industry and other stakeholders in order to raise public and political awareness. We note an absence of literature relating to the capacity of communities to learn from short-term funded projects that inherently are destined to provide a strategic blueprint for destination development and in most cases regeneration through community-based tourism action.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25438.
Date of creation: 07 Jul 2009
Date of revision: 24 Aug 2009
Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 3.4(2009): pp. 149-166
Knowledge management; sharing and embedding; community tourism;
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