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New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives

Tourism, Territory and Sustainable Development

Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Applications in Japan and Europe

Authors: Romão, João

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  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the relations between territorial capital, tourism competitiveness, and their impacts on regional sustainable development
  • Presents an innovative theoretical framework, integrating evolutionary economic geography, endogenous growth models, and spatial econometrics into tourism studies
  • Systematizes theoretical contributions complemented by empirical analysis in different parts of Japan and Europe, with a view on policy recommendations
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Welfare rise, spatial mobility, and global information and communication channels (in particular, social media) have prompted the emergence of a specific booming and rapidly growing mobility industry all over the world, namely tourism. The tourist sector (including recreation and leisure activities) has turned into a complex contemporaneous socio-economic and geographic phenomenon, with a multiplicity of travel motives (e.g., entertainment, culture, relaxed life style, wellness, nature, etc.) and with a wide variety of impacts (e.g., urban- and regional-economic effects, crowding phenomena, environmental decay, etc.).


Time has now come to offer a synthesis of the analytical apparatus in tourism research, with particular attention for system-wide, socio-economic and environmental dimensions of this important global industry. Tourism has in the past been a largely neglected field in regional science research. And therefore, it is laudable that João Romão has taken the decision to compose a systematically designed and well crafted monograph on the socio-economic, environmental and spatial dimensions of modern tourism. It offers a wealth of analytical insights and quantitative research tools for advanced tourism studies. It also fills an important gap in the current regional science literature.

Peter Nijkamp, Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam

About the authors

Dr. João Romão is a Lecturer in Tourism and Regional Economics at Hokkaido University (Japan) and a Researcher at University of Algarve (Portugal), where he obtained his PhD. in Tourism. He also holds a MsC. in Economics and Management of Science of Technology (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and he had international research experiences on environmental studies (Yale University, USA) and spatial economics (VU-Amsterdam, the Netherlands). His research interests and consultancy experience also include aspects related to innovation systems and urban planning. He is a co-chair of the Cluster on Tourism, Leisure and Recreation of the Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research and a founding member of The Regional Science Academy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Romão, João

  • Tourism Economic Impacts

    Pages 11-36

    Romão, João

  • Tourism, a Place-Based Activity

    Pages 37-64

    Romão, João

  • Tourism: A Knowledge-Based Activity

    Pages 65-93

    Romão, João

  • Tourism Dynamics and Regional Sustainable Development

    Pages 95-128

    Romão, João

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-0426-2
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4414-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tourism, Territory and Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Applications in Japan and Europe
Authors
Series Title
New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0426-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0426-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0425-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4414-5
Series ISSN
2199-5974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 146
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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