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Brouder, Patrick
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Brouder, P. (2017). Evolutionary economic geography: reflections from a sustainable tourism perspective. Tourism Geographies, 19(3), 438-447
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evolutionary economic geography: reflections from a sustainable tourism perspective
2017 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 438-447Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Evolutionary economic geography (EEG) is receiving increasing attention from tourism geographers with over 30 publications explicitly incorporating EEG into tourism between 2011 and 2016. Many of these contributions are conceptual, which is not surprising given the novelty of EEG within economic geography, in general, and tourism, in particular. However, a sizeable number of these are built on detailed case studies, using EEG as an analytical lens rather than as a conceptual point of departure. Thus, many tourism researchers have found that EEG has great potential for understanding change in tourism destinations. In this Research Frontiers paper I critically reflect on this early research of EEG in tourism geographies from a sustainable development perspective. In the cases presented, EEG offers a fresh understanding of two related challenges in each of two separate aspects of sustainable tourism development. First, pro-growth governance models can be disrupted by engaged local stakeholders in order to make tangible sustainability gains but these gains remain precarious over time as pro-growth governance models prove tenacious in the very long-term. Second, regional institutional legacies hamper new path emergence in two ways - through institutional inertia which keeps the region's focus on past success in other sectors and through the (possibly competing) institutional imperatives of the dominant and emerging tourism sub-sectors or sub-regions. These challenges are illustrated through two complementary Canadian cases drawn from the extant literature - the mass tourism destination of Niagara and the resort community of Whistler. I highlight how a sustainable tourism perspective can also help to critique EEG theory and empirics in line with other recent political economy critiques in economic geography. I conclude that sustainable tourism, at its best, is an established reflexive lens which will help to develop, validate, and challenge aspects of EEG theory within tourism studies, in particular, and economic geography, in general.

Keywords
Development, evolutionary economic geography, institutions, Niagara, sustainable, tourism, Whistler
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30833 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2016.1274774 (DOI)000399587400008 ()2-s2.0-85007378458 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
Brouder, P. & Wall Reinius, S. (2016). Managing Tourism for Sustainable Local Development in Jokkmokk, Sweden. In: Tourism, People and Protected Areas in Polar Wilderness: . Paper presented at 5th Conference of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (pp. 36). Icelandic Tourism Research Centre
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing Tourism for Sustainable Local Development in Jokkmokk, Sweden
2016 (English)In: Tourism, People and Protected Areas in Polar Wilderness, Icelandic Tourism Research Centre , 2016, p. 36-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Icelandic Tourism Research Centre, 2016
Series
RMF S-03-2016, ISSN 1670-8857
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29229 (URN)ETOUR (Local ID)978-9935-437-48-8 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Conference
5th Conference of the International Polar Tourism Research Network
Available from: 2016-11-08 Created: 2016-11-08 Last updated: 2016-11-25Bibliographically approved
Brouder, P. (2016). Post-inscription Challenges: Renegotiating World Heritage Management in the Laponia Area in Northern Sweden. In: World Heritage Sites and Tourism: Global and Local Relations (pp. 117-128). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Post-inscription Challenges: Renegotiating World Heritage Management in the Laponia Area in Northern Sweden
2016 (English)In: World Heritage Sites and Tourism: Global and Local Relations, Routledge, 2016, p. 117-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Series
Heritage, Culture and Identity
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18781 (URN)2-s2.0-85020340808 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)9781409470618 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-22 Last updated: 2017-08-29Bibliographically approved
Ioannides, D. & Brouder, P. (2016). Tourism and economic geography redux: evolutionary economic geography´s role in scholarship bridge construction. In: Patrick Brouder, Salvador Anton Clavé, Alison Gill, Dimitri Ioannides (Ed.), Tourism destination evolution: (pp. 183-194). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism and economic geography redux: evolutionary economic geography´s role in scholarship bridge construction
2016 (English)In: Tourism destination evolution / [ed] Patrick Brouder, Salvador Anton Clavé, Alison Gill, Dimitri Ioannides, Routledge, 2016, p. 183-194Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29964 (URN)2-s2.0-85017491303 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)9781472453990 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2018-02-01 Created: 2017-02-01 Last updated: 2018-03-01Bibliographically approved
Brouder, P., Clavé, S. A., Gill, A. & Ioannides, D. (Eds.). (2016). Tourism destination evolution. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism destination evolution
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Outlining the need for fresh perspectives on change in tourism, this book offers a theoretical overview and empirical examples of the potential synergies of applying evolutionary economic geography (EEG) concepts in tourism research. EEG has proven to be a powerful explanatory paradigm in other sectors and tourism studies has a track record of embracing, adapting, and enhancing frameworks from cognate fields. EEG approaches to tourism studies complement and further develop studies of established themes such as path dependence and the Tourism Area Life Cycle. The individual chapters draw from a broad geographical framework and address distinct conceptual elements of EEG, using a diverse set of tourism case studies from Europe, North America and Australia. Developing the theoretical cohesion of tourism and EEG, this volume also gives non-specialist tourism scholars a window into the possibilities of using these concepts in their own research. Given the timing of this publication, it has great potential value to the wider tourism community in advancing theory and leading to more effective empirical research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Series
New directions in tourism analysis
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29854 (URN)2-s2.0-85021041928 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)9781472453990 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2017-08-11Bibliographically approved
Brouder, P., Clavé, S. A., Gill, A. & Ioannides, D. (2016). Why is tourism not an evolutionary science?: Understanding the past, present and future of destination evolution. In: Patrick Brouder, Salvador Anton Clavé, Alison Gill and Dimitri Ioannides (Ed.), Tourism destination evolution: (pp. 1-18). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why is tourism not an evolutionary science?: Understanding the past, present and future of destination evolution
2016 (English)In: Tourism destination evolution / [ed] Patrick Brouder, Salvador Anton Clavé, Alison Gill and Dimitri Ioannides, Routledge, 2016, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Series
New directions in tourism analysis
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29855 (URN)2-s2.0-85020990761 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)9781472453990 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2017-08-11Bibliographically approved
Yazdanfar, D., Abbasian, S. & Brouder, P. (2015). Business Advice Strategies of Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Sweden. Baltic Journal of Management, 10(1), 98-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Business Advice Strategies of Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Baltic Journal of Management, ISSN 1746-5265, E-ISSN 1746-5273, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 98-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine whether there are any significant differences between native Swedish and immigrant entrepreneurs in business advice sought at start-up.

Design/methodology/approach – The study, based on a unique and large database consisting of 304 immigrant and 2,512 native-owned firms, applies several univariate and multivariate statistical methods including ANOVA and regression analysis.

Findings – According to the results there are certain similarities and differences between Swedish native- and immigrant-owned firms concerning the type of external business advice they seek. The results suggest there are significant differences between native and immigrant-owned firms for four of 20 types of advice received. Native-owned firms, on average, tend to seek more advice on accounting and on the choice of business form as well as the help of a knowledgeable person. On the other hand, immigrants seek, on average, more advice on export questions than their native counterparts.

Research limitations/implications – This research contributes to policy-making by helping authorities gain a better understanding of the impact of immigrant background on business network decisions at the nascent stage of development. Immigrant access to good advice in the nascent stage should increase new firm survival. This study does not, however, measure performance. As this research is based on aggregate level secondary data, more specific analysis has been impossible. This is an important limitation of this paper. In addition, immigrants are not homogenous groups and they differ in age, education, work experiences, etc. The results should therefore be interpreted carefully.

Originality/value – This paper is one of the first and few empirical studies investigating the issue of immigrant business advice strategies in the Swedish context. The study provides a detailed overview of how ethnicity influences entrepreneurs’ use of external business advice in the firm formation stage for micro and small firms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015
Keywords
ANOVA, Ethnicity, External business advice, Small firms, Sweden
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23158 (URN)10.1108/BJM-01-2014-0018 (DOI)000349641300005 ()2-s2.0-84921056687 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2014-10-08 Created: 2014-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Brouder, P. & Fullerton, C. (2015). Co-evolution and sustainable tourism development: From old institutional inertia to new institutional imperatives in niagara. In: Brouder, P., Clavé, S.A., Gill, A., Ioannides, D. (Ed.), Tourism Destination Evolution: (pp. 149-164). Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Co-evolution and sustainable tourism development: From old institutional inertia to new institutional imperatives in niagara
2015 (English)In: Tourism Destination Evolution / [ed] Brouder, P., Clavé, S.A., Gill, A., Ioannides, D., Taylor & Francis, 2015, p. 149-164Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33117 (URN)10.4324/9781315550749 (DOI)2-s2.0-85017496652 (Scopus ID)978-13-1700-955-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-01 Created: 2018-03-01 Last updated: 2018-03-01Bibliographically approved
Brouder, P. & Fullerton, C. (2015). Exploring Heterogeneous Tourism Development Paths: Cascade Effect or Co-evolution in Niagara?. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 15(1-2), 152-166
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Heterogeneous Tourism Development Paths: Cascade Effect or Co-evolution in Niagara?
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 15, no 1-2, p. 152-166Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tourism is often galvanised around a central theme based on a region's strengths in product supply and promotional opportunity, which usually results in an identifiable regional brand. However, this also hides the existing heterogeneity of tourism supply, especially in regions with an established brand. Securing long-term community economic development requires a broader focus since some unheralded tourism development paths may prove resilient over the long term and ultimately contribute to community development. This paper investigates the less central stakeholders in the Niagara region of Canada and explores how future studies might integrate marginal tourism stakeholders in studies of the regional tourism economy. Through semi-structured interviews with regional tourism stakeholders, the analysis of the Niagara region, based on perspectives of co-evolution from evolutionary economic geography, reveals a new perspective on tourism development by focussing on the place of marginal stakeholders in a region with a strong tourism brand. The region exhibits strong path dependence based on its industrial and agricultural legacy but long-term, organic, incremental processes of change within the region are creating new tourism development paths. These new paths co-evolve with the dominant tourism paths as well as other community development initiatives leading to positive change across the region.

Keywords
community economic development, co-evolution, evolutionary economic geography, Niagara, path dependence, rural, tourism
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25648 (URN)10.1080/15022250.2015.1014182 (DOI)000353480800010 ()2-s2.0-84928772225 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Brouder, P., Karlsson, S. & Lundmark, L. (2015). Hyper-Production: a New Metric of Multifunctionality. European Countryside, 7(3), 134-143
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hyper-Production: a New Metric of Multifunctionality
2015 (English)In: European Countryside, ISSN 1803-8417, E-ISSN 1803-8417, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 134-143Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Multifunctionality has emerged as the dominant framework for understanding rural socioeconomic landscapes. The central claim of multifunctionality - that rural regions need to be understood as being made up of more than just traditional uses - has led to the incorporation of new rural activities into regional development plans, e.g., tourism. In some places, such post-productive activity is perceived to be slowly replacing productive uses of the land, e.g., agriculture/forestry. However, there is limited empirical evidence to support such claims. Drawing on previous research and data from the Swedish countryside this paper shows that, even as the number of persons employed within traditional activities decreases, the economic output per areal unit and per labour hour is increasing over time and traditional uses still occupy the majority of rural space. Hyper-production is introduced as a new metric for understanding multifunctional regions going forward. The complementary union of economic mainstays, such as agriculture, and newer activities with more quality-of-life benefits, such as tourism, is highlighted in terms of economic diversification, job creation and local social capital development, while the conflict-prone intersection of these two modes is also acknowledged. Understanding hyper-production as a key metric of multifunctionality is thus argued as integral to planning and developing resilient rural regions now and for the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2015
Keywords
agriculture, forestry, hyper-production, multifunctionality, post-productivism, rural, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26391 (URN)10.1515/euco-2015-0009 (DOI)2-s2.0-85024127589 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-09 Created: 2015-12-09 Last updated: 2018-02-22Bibliographically approved
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