The concept of development has gone through several paradigm shifts in the last six decades, from the post World War II idea of “modernization” to sustainability and gradualist institutions-concerned strategies, although the neoliberal laissez-faire approaches still hold considerable influence, even in international organizations. Development is a complex concept. Definitions have changed throughout time and it is crucial to understand the concept vis-à-vis tourism. It is no longer possible to defend that tourism investments will automatically create development. Understanding the nuances of the concept has become essential if one is to sustain that tourism does play a role in development.
Fayos-Solà, E., Ruhanen, L., de Bruyn, C., Muñoz Mazón, A., Fuentes, L. and Fernández, A. (2012), "Conclusion", Fayos-solà, E. (Ed.) Knowledge Management in Tourism: Policy and Governance Applications (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 323-345. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2042-1443(2012)0000004020Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited