Towards a Multi-level Framework of Collaborative Innovation in Tourism

Olga Høegh-Guldberg, Lars Fuglsang

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Tourism companies share resources and need to collaborate in order to
develop and innovate. However, in the literature on tourism innovation, many different types of collaboration can be found, and it is unclear what role they play for innovation. In the growing research field, scholars use such terms as ‘tourism network’, ‘destination’, or ‘innovation system’ or combine some of them. The purpose of this paper is to describe and compare six different perspectives on collaboration and discuss their role for
innovation in tourism. The review also discusses the type of mind-set that underpin the different types of collaboration ranging from the more personalized firm-to-firm collaboration to more generalized forms of collaboration with stakeholders within an institutionalized environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : The 25th Annual RESER Conference ”Innovative Services in the 21st Century”
EditorsJon Sundbo, Lars Fuglsang, Flemming Sørensen, Nanna Balslev
Place of PublicationRoskilde
PublisherRoskilde Universitet
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-87-7349-921-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventRESER2015: Innovative Services in the 21st Century - Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 10 Sep 201512 Sep 2015


LocationEigtveds Pakhus
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