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Managing tourism knowledge: a review

Chris Cooper (Department of Business and Management, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 14 May 2018

Issue publication date: 24 October 2018




This paper aims to provide a contemporary review of the field of tourism and knowledge management.


The review draws upon an extensive range of generic knowledge management literature as well as the rather less developed literature on tourism and knowledge management.


The review finds that tourism has been slow to adopt a knowledge management approach, partly due to the context of the tourism sector. However, by taking a “network gaze”, this paper shows that the benefits of knowledge management for tourism are clear and that policy for knowledge management can be of benefit to tourism.


This paper provides a contemporary review of the knowledge management literature and situates it within the tourism context.



Cooper, C. (2018), "Managing tourism knowledge: a review", Tourism Review, Vol. 73 No. 4, pp. 507-520.



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