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The entrepreneur–opportunity nexus: discovering the forces that promote product innovations in rural micro-tourism firms
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography. Dalarna University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7255-9338
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate what sets in motion the process that results in product innovations in rural micro-tourism firms. The point of departure is to place entrepreneurship as a process that precedes innovations. This approach enables the application of the opportunity-based perspective, on the study of 40 new tourism products. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with owner-managers of micro-tourism firms in rural Sweden. The focus of the analysis is on the formation of the entrepreneur–opportunity nexus. The findings suggest that in forming the nexus, three types of forces are at play: internal, supply chain dynamics and reaction to changes. The notion of triggering forces adds a new dimension to the study of entrepreneurial opportunities. The theoretical contribution of this paper to tourism research is twofold. First, it points at the generating moment as a step towards theorising innovations, and second, the findings contribute to the growing knowledge base about entrepreneurial behaviour in micro-tourism firms in rural areas. Finally, in a practical manner, the findings of this study should encourage tourism entrepreneurs to invest in exploring the value chain, regard tourists as sources of knowledge and be attentive to changes in circumstances.

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2017. p. 1-19
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Micro-tourism firms, product innovation, opportunity-based perspective, entrepreneurship, rural tourism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32131DOI: 10.1080/15022250.2017.1383936OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-32131DiVA, id: diva2:1159562
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Published online: 05 Oct 2017

Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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