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Critical review of strategic planning research in hospitality and tourism

Phillips, Paul A., Moutinho, Luiz (2014) Critical review of strategic planning research in hospitality and tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 48 . pp. 96-120. ISSN 0160-7383.

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
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: 29 May 2019 14:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46444 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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