Knowledge sharing for coopetition in tourist destinations: the difficult path to the network

  • Damiano CorteseEmail author
  • Elisa Giacosa
  • Valter Cantino
Original Paper


Innovation within the tourism industry is crucial to respond to tourists’ changing needs and to thereby guarantee the economic sustainability of tourist destinations. From this perspective, a network approach is increasingly adopted because of its capacity to orchestrate economic actors and their resources in a way that reaps large benefits for all parties. Knowledge is a pivotal resource for creating innovation through a network approach in the tourism sector, and the implementation of ICT-based tools is a key support for collecting information and obtaining further understanding of the tourism market. This paper analyzes factors that disrupt the implementation of a system of data collection in tourist destinations by examining a longitudinal case study of ski resorts that shows which barriers and difficulties impeded the creation of a network of local stakeholders despite their sharing of common goals.


Tourist destination Network Knowledge Value creation Information communication technology 

JEL Classification

M10 D85 L83 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TurinTurinItaly

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