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Curs acadèmic:
2007
Descripció:
Crèdits:
3
Idioma principal de les classes:
Sense especificar
S’utilitza oralment la llengua anglesa en l'assignatura:
Sense especificar
S’utilitzen documents en llengua anglesa:
Sense especificar

Grups

Continguts

1. Aims Students will learn: - The relevance of innovation activity for the competitive advantage or firms - How service firms generally organize their innovation activities. - How innovative are tourism firms and how innovation can be improved - The relevance of networks of entrepreneurs for the development of innovations in tourism - The relevance of the Innovation Policy adopted by governments in relation to the tourist activities.

2. Topics 1. Innovation and competitiveness 2. The organization of innovation in services (including tourism) 3. Entrepreneurship, destinations and network in tourism 4. Tourism and experience firms as incubators and regional business developers 5. The need for a tourism policy orientated to innovation

Activitats

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Bibliografia

  • Sundbo, J., Jensen C.F., and Mattsson, J (2004). Tourist firms’ entrepreneurial network approach. Scandinavian journal of Hospitality and Tourism,,
  • Sundbo, J (2005). The management of rock festivals as a basis for business dynamics. International Journal of entrepreneurship and innovation management,,
  • Mattsson, J., Jensen, C.F. and Sundbo, J (2004). An attractor-based innovation system in tourism: The crucial function of the.... Document intern Roskilde University.
  • SIC (2001). Report no. 2, Project Services, internationalisation and competencies. Document Intern Roskilde University.
  • (2004). Doing more to attract new custom. Innovation (Butlleti UE),,

Avaluació i qualificació

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Qualificació

The first four lecture days will be devoted to innovation management and strategic concepts, like entrepreneurship, networking, systems of innovation, etc., and to explain why they are important in tourism organizations.

During the last day of lectures (Monday 28th) two practitioners/professionals will present their experiences as entrepreneurs.

Task 1. Please read the article “Doing more to attract new custom”. You have to write a short report with the following contents:
1. Brief abstract of the activities of the two experiences (half a page)
2. How these activities cope with the framework of the article? (maximum 1 page)

Task 2. Read the paper of J. Sundbo on “Tourism firms’ entrepreneurial network approach. Make a comment on the Experiences in relation with the conceptual framework of the article and the explanations and debate during lectures (free space)

Reports can be written individually, and in English, Catalan, or Spanish.

Observacions

Presentation of innovation experiences (28th November 2004)
Maribel Vela EITravel
Dirk Gunnemann Canigou Cycling

In order to proceed with the assignment report students it is recommended to prepare a list of questions or issues to be addressed to the two practitioners for the 28th November in order to get the adequate information for the assignment. Practitioners will present their cases but won’t necessarily deal with all or some of the issues relevant for the assignment. Please, participate actively with questions and opinions during the lectures.

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