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Developing a tourism system: A tapestry of knowledge

Lee, D. and Chok, S. (2005) Developing a tourism system: A tapestry of knowledge. In: Carson, D. and Macbeth, J., (eds.) Regional Tourism Cases. Innovation in Regional Tourism. Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd, Altona, Australia, pp. 41-51.


This case study highlights issues of the production and distribution of knowledge and the harnessing of social, political and cultural capital (SPCC). The project relied on underlying SPCC to develop over its three years but more importantly, it had to contribute to SPCC in order to ‘hand-over’ the project and the knowledge developed throughout to the Tapestry region on completion. A clustering of resources is also obvious in the way in which a variety of ‘champions’ came together to carry out the project and economic competence is demonstrated by the ability to seek a variety of funding sources for the project and, again, for the continuation of the work. The innovations included new ways of understanding the dynamics of tourism in the region and mechanisms for undertaking planning.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd
Copyright: © 2005 STCRC
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