Understanding sustainable tourism development from a complex syst( sustainanble tourism meaning).pdf

Understanding sustainable tourism development from a complex syst( sustainanble tourism meaning).pdf

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Edith Cowan University Research Online Theses: Doctorates and Masters Theses 2006 Understanding sustainable tourism development from a complex systems perspective: a case study of the Swan River, Western Australia Janine R. McDonald Edith Cowan University This Thesis is posted at Research Online. Recommended Citation McDonald, J. R. (2006). Understanding sustainable tourism development from a complex systems perspective: a case study of the Swan River, Western Australia . Retrieved from
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UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT FROM A COMPLEX SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE: A CASE STUDY OF THE SWAN RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Janine Mc Donald Bachelor of Applied Science (Ecotourism) [Honours] Bachelor of Applied Science Diploma of Teaching This thesis is presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Faculty of Business and Law Edith Cowan University Perth, Western Australia March 2006
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USE OF THESIS The Use of Thesis statement is not included in this version of the thesis.
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ABSTRACT Tourism does not operate in a predictable and mechanistic environment and is influenced by unpredictable circumstances. Influences include underlying values and perceptions keeping the system unpredictable and dynamic. Tourism that utilises natural resources is exposed to the additional unpredictability of natural changes and activities and/or decisions of other stakeholders. Tourism research generally adopts reductionist approaches and has not effectively understood tourism as a stakeholder within a complex system of stakeholders. Reductionist approaches have led to interpretations of sustainable tourism development being highly focused and sector specific limiting understanding of the complex systems in which tourism operates and resulting in narrow perspectives. To understand underlying elements influencing the system, a new paradigm is required.
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