Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Lea Thuot; Giuliana Netto; Amanda Hachey , pp. 101. ING/School of Engineering, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Lea Thuot, Giuliana Netto, Amanda Hachey,,
Titel / Title: Supporting Sustainable Rural Tourism in British Columbia through Strategic Incentives
Abstrakt Abstract:

This research investigates the potential incentives have on driving behaviour change towards the adoption of sustainable business practices by rural tourism operators in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Even though operators in rural BC have recognized the importance of making their business practices sustainable so that future generations are able to enjoy living and visiting these communities, they claim there is a lack of incentives from the industry. To support the BC rural tourism industry in attaining its aspiration to enhance the social/cultural, environmental and economic well being of the province, a model and corresponding recommendations on how to better support operators through strategic incentives was developed. Using the lens of strategic sustainable development, understanding the mechanisms of behaviour change and the role of operators as early adopters of sustainable practices, this research takes a whole systems perspective to identify in what ways sustainability can be encouraged by the tourism industry through the use of incentives in the context of rural BC.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Nyckelord / Keywords: behaviour change, entrepreneurs, incentives, rural tourism, small business, strategic sustainable development

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/07/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Tamara Connell
Examinator / Examiner: Sophia Hallstedt
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Vancouver Island University