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dc.contributor.authorMcLennan, Char-lee J
dc.contributor.authorBecken, Susanne
dc.contributor.authorWatt, Melinda
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-20T00:01:01Z
dc.date.available2017-10-20T00:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.01.085
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/167813
dc.description.abstractExperience shows that the implementation of sustainability programs can be problematic, particularly for small businesses that dominate sectors such as tourism. A cluster approach can provide a clearer path to sustainability while also offering support and savings on resources and cost. This paper investigates learnings emerging from EC3 Global's voluntary business sustainability program, which was implemented with six tourism clusters involving 307 businesses in Australia in 2008e2010. Founded by Australia's Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, EC3 Global is an international tourism and environmental management and advisory group that offer sustainability solutions for enterprises, destinations, and communities. Results provide insight into the lessons offered by the implementation of a tourism business sustainability cluster program, including the need for cluster champions and building ownership at the grassroots level. Importantly, this research supports the premise that individuals, businesses, and clusters can 'make a difference' and postulates a multi-level interaction cluster theory that harnesses learning, both internally and externally to the cluster.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom348
dc.relation.ispartofpageto357
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Cleaner Production
dc.relation.ispartofvolume111
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchManufacturing Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInterdisciplinary Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150603
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0907
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0910
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0915
dc.titleLearning through a cluster approach: lessons from the implementation of six Australian tourism business sustainability programs
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.rights.copyright© 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorMcLennan, Char-Lee J.
gro.griffith.authorBecken, Susanne


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