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RDH Public Seminar - Listening to active stakeholder discourses of tourism...
Fri 7 April 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
The BAM Researcher Development Hub | This event is specially designed for research students and members of staff at the University of Chester's Faculty of Business & Management (BAM).
Eligibility: Open to all researchers and interested parties.
A public research seminar - "Listening to activestakeholder discourses of tourism development in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve" by Dr Andy Lyon, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business & Management, University of Chester
Dr. Andy Lyon is Head of Department for Marketing, Tourism & Events Management. His PhD was entitled: Tourism and sustainable development: active stakeholder discourses in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa. The presentation is based on an article accepted to the 4 star journal - Tourism Management.
'Biosphere reserve' is a United Nations (UN) designation stipulating that a region should attempt to follow the principles of sustainable development (SD). This paper adopts a stakeholder analysis framework to analyse the discourses of those tourism stakeholders who can actively affect SD in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (WBR), South Africa. Adopting an inductive qualitative methodology generated multiple research themes which were subsequently analysed using critical discourse analysis (CDA) techniques. These themes indicate that seeking SD in biosphere reserves is problematical when there are distinct ideological differences between active stakeholder groups and power relations are unequal. Adopting CDA allows us to make some sense of why this is the case as the technique appreciates not only how tourism development occurs, but also why it occurs in a particular way. This paper adds to the literature on stakeholder analysis in tourism specifically and also has wider implications for SD more generally.
- Lunch and networking (20 minutes)
- Research seminar (20 minutes)
- Questions and answers (20 minutes)
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