Öppet seminarium 22 november
1 min läsning

Öppet seminarium CeTLeR 22 november 2019
Långbrygga, snöigt landskap

Välkomna på öppet seminarium fredagen den 22 november kl.13-14.00 sal 321 campus Borlänge!

Jonathan Yachin kommer att presentera sin forskning om microföretag inom besöksnäringen under rubriken:

“‘Making do’ in rural tourism: Entrepreneurial re-interpretation of local resources”

Abstract

By sustainably utilising local physical and immaterial resources, entrepreneurs can condition the potential for rural tourism development. Thus, knowledge about the resourcing behaviour of tourism micro-firms is paramount to understanding their role in promoting sustainable tourism. This study explores how rural micro-firms engage with their spatial environment to design tourism value propositions. Our analysis is based on interviews with eighteen owners-managers of tourism micro-firms in rural Sweden. We portray spatial bricolage as a resourcing behaviour building on the re-interpretation of existing resources, the unique features of the destination as well as community involvement. The findings suggest that resource transfer facilitates sustainable development as it enables long-term planning and validates the entrepreneurs’ operation. Moreover, small-scale enables rural tourism firms to utilise local resources in ways that are not exploitative and do not disturb other stakeholders. Finally, we propose entrepreneurial bricolage as a framework that enables the description, explanation and exploration of the modus operandi of tourism micro-firms. Thus, it constitutes fertile ground for further research and theoretical advances of tourism entrepreneurship in general and in the context of sustainability in particular.

Bio

Jonathan Moshe Yachin is a member of CeTLer, the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Research at the University of Dalarna, Sweden and a doctoral student in tourism at Mid-Sweden University in the Department of Tourism Studies and Geography. His research focuses on entrepreneurial behaviours in tourism micro-firms in rural areas.

Seminariet hålls på engelska.
Ingen föranmälan krävs.

Seminariet kommer också att sändas live via https://videochat.du.se/ and choose room 321.

Välkomna!