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Entrepreneurial ecosystems in tourism

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Publié le mardi 20 mars 2018 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

The purpose of this special issue to be publised in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management is to expand and boost entrepreneurial ecosystem research in tourism. This can result in a better understanding of how tourism entrepreneurial ecosystems can be conceptualized, how they can be managed and how they can better contribute to entrepreneurship and innovation in tourism. Paper contributions to this special issue should aim to bridge issues of innovation, governance, co-creation processes and entrepreneurships well as the influence of institutional, social and physical contexts on entrepreneurial action.

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Argument

Recently research on entrepreneurial ecosystems has taken on speed. The response to the concept in tourism, however, is still limited. The purpose of this special issue is to expand and boost research in ecosystem research by merging two recently adopted approaches for addressing such issues: Smart Tourism Destination and Digital Business Ecosystems. Both concepts seem to be close to entrepreneurial ecosystems, since both of them focus on interaction of interdependent elements within a dynamically changing environment. However, there are differences, too. In this vein, this special issue aims to extend tourism research on Smart Tourism Destinations and Digital Business Ecosystems to the broader context of entrepreneurial ecosystems research. This can result in a better understanding of how tourism entrepreneurial ecosystems can be conceptualized, how they can be managed and how they can better contribute to entrepreneurship and innovation in tourism. Paper contributions to this special issue should aim to bridge issues of innovation, governance, co-creation processes and entrepreneurships well as the influence of institutional, social and physical contexts on entrepreneurial action. The special issue also places a major emphasis on the life cycle of tourism entrepreneurial systems as a dynamic concept.

The special issue also aims to attract and publish research examining the most striking characteristics of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. As regards entrepreneurial ecosystems, Stam (2014) recognized that there are at least two characteristics to take into account. First, as they contain a life-cycle approach, entrepreneurial ecosystems are thoroughly dynamic in nature. They are about the formation and decline of ideas, products and services or the ecosystem itself. Issues like resilience and sustainability therefore seem to be essential (Roundy et al. 2017). Secondly, entrepreneurial ecosystems focus as well on entrepreneurial activities as on the institutional, social and physical context, which may promote or inhibit entrepreneurial action or vice versa is shaped by entrepreneurial action (Acs et al. 2017).

The special issue also invited papers aiming offer a better understanding of entrepreneurial ecosystems in tourism from a Smart Tourism Destination (Boes et al 2016) and a Digital Business Ecosystem (Baggio & Del Chiappa 2013) approaches. Smart Tourism Destinations are value co-creation ecosystems, in which economic, social and technical actors interact with one another to co-create value. The context of their interaction is shaped by leadership (eg Governance Policies, Regulations), ICT (Big Data, Internet of Things) and people (eg social capital, human capital). The outcome of the interaction is smart innovations that may relate to smart mobility, smart environment or smart living and so on (Boes et al. 2016). The concept exhibits overlaps to the approach of Smart Tourism Ecosystem (Gretzel et al. 2015). Secondly, Digital Business Ecosystems may be conceived as open, flexible, demand-driven and interactive environments in which real and virtual components interact with each other (Baggio & Del Chiappa 2013). A core element of destinations as Digital Business Ecosystems is the integration of ICT in physical infrastructures (smart destination) and in tourism experiences (smart experiences). Thus, Digital Business Ecosystems enable tourists to interact not only with local businesses, but also residents, local government and city attractions (Gretzel et al. 2015).

In this vein, this special issue invites papers addressing issues related to the following but not limited issues:

  • Which characteristics do tourism entrepreneurial ecosystem have? How do elements differ in their importance or content from the model configuration? How can the network structure of a tourism destination form an entrepreneurial ecosystem by itself?
  • Entrepreneurship – Innovation: How do entrepreneurial ecosystems support innovation processes in tourism? What contexts for entrepreneurial innovation have the greatest impact on firm growth?
  • Business Models – Orchestration: which actors take the role of orchestrators in entrepreneurial ecosystems and what tasks do these actors have? What role does public administration, research and DMOs play?
  • Governance – Leadership: What kind of leadership do we find in entrepreneurial ecosystems and what are the characteristics? What are the requirements for governing entrepreneurial ecosystems? How do they differ to older governance arrangements? What about information governance?
  • Service Chain Elements – Sustainability: How may entrepreneurial ecosystems contribute to green and social sustainability in tourism? How does this look like with regards to single elements of the tourism service chain? How may concepts like hotel ecosystems, mobility ecosystems come into play?
  • Dynamic Capabilities – Resilience of entrepreneurial ecosystems: Which processes or elements can be identified as triggers of resilience in EE? How does the life-cycle-approach can be linked to entrepreneurial ecosystems in tourism destinations?

Guest editors

This special issue will be edited by:

  • Prof Dr Harald Pechlaner - Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Prof Dr Monika Bachinger, University of Applied Sciences Rottenburg, Germany
  • Dr Ingrid Kofler, Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Submission guidelines

If you wish to submit your work for inclusion in this special issue, please contact the editors directly with your title and abstract (up to 500 words):

  • Harald Pechlaner - harald.pechlaner@ku.de
  • Monika Bachinger –Bachinger@hs-rottenburg.de
  • Ingrid Kofler – ingrid.kofler@eurac.edu

Key deadlines

  • Open call for papers – 27 February 2018
  • Submission abstracts – 31 May 2018

  • Authors notified – 15 June 2018
  • Full articles by – 1 October 2018
  • Publication – end 2019

Emerging Bibliography

Acs, Z.J., Stam, E., Audretsch, D.B. O’Connor, A. (2017): The lineages of the entrepreneurial ecosystem approach, Small Bussiness Economics, Vol 49 Issue, pp. 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-017-9864-8.

Baggio, R., & Del Chiappa, G. (2013). Tourism Destinations as Digital Business Ecosystems. In L. Cantoni & Z. (Phil) Xiang (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2013 (pp. 183–194). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Boes, K., Buhalis, D. & Inversini, A. (2016) Smart tourism destinations: ecosystems for tourism destination competitiveness, International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 2 Issue: 2, pp.108-124, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2015-0032.

Gretzel, U., Sigala, M., Xiang, Z. & Koo, Ch.  (2015) Smart tourism: foundations and developments, Electronic Markets, Vol 25 Issue 3, pp.179-188, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12525-015-0196-8.

Roundy, P.W., Brockman, B.K. & Bradshaw, M. (2017) The resilience of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol 8,pp. 99-104, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2017.08.002.

Stam, Erik (2014) The Dutch Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2473475 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2473475

Dates

  • jeudi 31 mai 2018

Mots-clés

  • tourism, entrepreneurship, ecosystem, innovation, governance

Contacts

  • Ingrid Kofler
    courriel : ingrid [dot] kofler [at] eurac [dot] edu
  • Harald Pechlaner
    courriel : harald [dot] pechlaner [at] ku [dot] de
  • Monika Bachinger
    courriel : Bachinger [at] hs-rottenburg [dot] de

Source de l'information

  • Ingrid Kofler
    courriel : ingrid [dot] kofler [at] eurac [dot] edu

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