Advances in Tourism Research: Theoretical Paradigms and Accountability
The purpose of this paper is to reflect on advances in tourism research and related accountability issues for tourism economics and management. In particular, the paper focuses on a range fo theoretical paradigms that may inform research in the areas of tourism economics and management in a twenty -first century environment. The thesis of this paper, is that research in tourism economics and management has been predicated to western-based epistemologies as well as a positivistic and postpostivistic hegemony and that such epistemologies and hegemony no longer represent an accountable tourism research agenda in a twenty-first century world of flux and unpredictability.
Advances in Modern Tourism Research : Economic Perspectives