Use of information technology to facilitate collaboration and co-opetition between tourist operators in tourist destinations

Pease, Wayne and Rowe, Michelle (2005) Use of information technology to facilitate collaboration and co-opetition between tourist operators in tourist destinations. In: Tourism Enterprise Strategies (TES): Thriving - and Surviving - in an Online Era Conference, 11-12 Jul 2005, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Information technology (IT) underpinning the information society has brought with it a number of changes which have far reaching consequences for business. One such change is the sharing of information between organisations and subsequent altered processes within and between those organisations. But to what extent is co-opetition or collaboration around IT (c-commerce) occurring amongst small and medium business, especially those involved in tourism? This paper considers these issues generally then overviews their adoption especially by tourist operators in tourist destinations. The paper suggests co-opetition or c-commerce may stem the decline of tourism as a proportion of GDP and the reduction in tourism employment that is occurring in Australia, since the application of these concepts has the potential to add value to tourist operators located in tourist destinations, contributing to regional economic development. Issues requiring future research are also outlined.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: tourism, collaborative commerce, c-commerce, co-opetition, virtual organisztion, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs), inter-organisational system (IOS), inter-organisational relationship (IOR)
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/194

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