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Critical review of strategic planning research in hospitality and tourism

Phillips, Paul, Moutinho, Luiz (2014) Critical review of strategic planning research in hospitality and tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 48 . pp. 96-120. ISSN 0160-7383. (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2014.05.013) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Strategic planning remains one of the most popular management tools, but theoretical and empirical developments in the academic literature have been a slow burn. This paper addresses this gap and provides an up-to-date review of hospitality and tourism strategic planning research. We review strategic planning research from 1995 to 2013 in seven leading tourism academic journals, and adopt a modern and broad conceptualization of strategic planning. While there is some awareness of effective tourism strategic planning processes, academic research has not kept pace with practice. To stimulate a resurgence of research interest, we provide future research directions. We observe a methodological introspection and present some new research methodologies, which are critically important in researching the turbulent, chaotic and nonlinear tourism environment.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.05.013
Uncontrolled keywords: Hospitality and Tourism; Strategic planning; Destination management and planning; Strategic management, Literature review; Strategic planning: practitioners, practice, praxis.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Paul Phillips
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 12:53 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 12:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46444 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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