Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111880
Authors: 
Strambach, Simone
Surmeier, Annika
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers on Innovation and Space 04.12
Abstract: 
The development of standards and certification programs in global tourism has gained importance in consumption-production nexus. The paper is dealing with '€œFair Trade in Tourism South Africa'€ (FTTSA), one of the first innovative service standards with a focus on the social dimension of sustainability. Until now, there has been little detailed exploration in the evolutionary trajectories of sustainable tourism standards from a knowledge-based perspective. This paper will contribute to a deeper understanding of the standard creation in global-local interaction processes over time and its impacts on the micro level of the firms. Conceptually it builds on two scientific debates - the neo-institutional approaches in organizational theory focussing on institution building and the research on innovation and knowledge dynamics. Empirically, it is based on 32 interviews conducted with different actor groups.
Subjects: 
Knowledge Dynamics
Sustainable standards
Institutional theory
South Africa
Tourism
JEL: 
D83
L83
O55
P48
Q56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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