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Theoretical foundations or considerations regarding the growth of tourism enterprises

Klaus Weiermair (University Professor and Head of the Center for Tourism and Service Economics University of Innsbruck Universitàtsstrasse 15 A‐6020 Innsbruck)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 1 March 2001



The paper attempts to answer the question as to the determinants of the typical size configuration of firms in Central Europe's hospitality industry. In discussing the historically fragmented character of hospitality and tourism and the associated conduct and performance characters of this industry, the paper presents different possible growth scenarios and/or possibilities for the hotel accommodation sector including internationalisation. In the concluding section of the paper the consequences of the twin forces ofglobalisation and heightened competition and a quickened pace of technological change are analyzed with respect to the industry's pattern of growth and development.



Weiermair, K. (2001), "Theoretical foundations or considerations regarding the growth of tourism enterprises", Tourism Review, Vol. 56 No. 3/4, pp. 17-25.




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