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Ahead of their time? barriers to action in green tourism firms

Tzschentke, Nadia and Kirk, David and Lynch, Paul (2008) Ahead of their time? barriers to action in green tourism firms. Services Industries Journal, 28 (2). pp. 167-178. ISSN 0264-2069

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This paper presents findings from a qualitative research investigation into tourism firms and the environment. It focuses on the factors preventing a sample of small environmentally accredited businesses from undertaking further action. Attitudinal, financial and operational factors are identified. It argues that in order to encourage businesses to undertake environmentally responsible practices the conditions in which they operate must be favourable; these include adequate support and infrastructure. Crucial, however, is addressing widespread scepticism towards environmental alternatives in both the public and operators, so as to make 'going green' commercially viable.

Item type: Article
ID code: 8917
Keywords: environment, tourist firms, tourism, leisure, hospitality industry, hospitality, Recreation Leisure, Commerce, Strategy and Management, Management of Technology and Innovation
Subjects: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Recreation Leisure
Social Sciences > Commerce
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009 16:02
Last modified: 21 May 2015 10:37

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