Tourism and Sustainability: Transforming Global Value Chains to Networks

  • Keith BosakEmail author
  • Stephen F. McCool
Part of the Natural Resource Management in Transition book series (NRMT, volume 2)


Growing demand for tourism in an age of the experience economy (Pine and Gilmore 2011) and deepening concerns about the environmental, social and economic consequences of travel are threatening and transforming conventional models of global value chains (GVCs), a concept at the heart of traditional approaches to economic development. The notion of sustainability, which at its centre focuses on equity and the redistribution of political and economic power, combined with exponential changes in communication technology are at the foundation of revolutionary change in how we conceptualise GVCs in the context of tourism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Society and ConservationThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

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