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Tourism industry responses to public-private partnership arrangements for destination management organisations in small island economies: a case study of Jersey, Channel Islands

Tourism industry responses to public-private partnership arrangements for destination management organisations in small island economies: a case study of Jersey, Channel Islands

Chaperon, Samantha (2017) Tourism industry responses to public-private partnership arrangements for destination management organisations in small island economies: a case study of Jersey, Channel Islands. International Journal of Tourism Policy, 7 (1):2. pp. 23-41. ISSN 1750-4090 (Print), 1750-4104 (Online) (doi:10.1504/IJTP.2017.10003750)

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Abstract

Since the 1970s, in many developed countries, governance arrangements for tourism have been revised in response to significant challenges faced by national economies and the associated changing political contexts. Destination management organisations (DMOs) that have traditionally been part of public sector structures have been shifted towards the realm of the private sector and are now operated in a collaborative way, with public-private partnerships (PPPs). This paper takes a governance theory approach and examines tourism industry stakeholders’ responses to a proposed public-private partnership arrangement for the local destination management organisation in Jersey, a British Isle. The period under study is 2006 to 2012, a time when public sector governance arrangements for tourism were experiencing significant change in the UK context. Stakeholders acknowledged and agreed the common benefits associated with PPPs, such as greater efficiencies and expertise, but they also identified in particular the various reasons why a standard PPP model would not be appropriate for Jersey’s DMO because of the island characteristics of the destination. These stakeholders’ responses to a new PPP model are better understood by examining the relationship between governance and the concept of ‘islandness’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled ‘Governance structures for tourism in small island economies. Case study: Jersey, Channel Islands’ presented at International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), Archanes, Crete, 23–26 May 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Governance; Tourism policy; Public-private partnerships; PPPs; Islands; Islandness; Destination management organisations; DMOs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 18:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16523

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