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Authentic Leaders and Business Tourism: An Exploration of Authentic Relationships


Knox, M and Crawford, J, Authentic Leaders and Business Tourism: An Exploration of Authentic Relationships, Accelerating Knowledge Sharing, Creativity, and Innovation Through Business Tourism, IGI Global, MW Bari, S Shaheen, and M Fanchen (ed), 701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, USA, pp. 54-72. ISBN 9781799831426 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-3142-6.ch004


With increasing global accessibility, business travel has become a key mechanism to share knowledge across modernist nation borders. Such business travel typically includes conferences, training events, meetings, pitches, and working retreats. Yet, at the end of each of these activities, the rate of continued knowledge sharing, and network establishment likely diminishes. This chapter explores the role of authentic leaders and authentic relationships as a catalyst to create meaningful exchanges of knowledge and a genuine desire to maintain relationships after the business tourism activity ends. The implications, if founded, include a need to train and develop authentic leader behaviors for employees who are likely to engage in business tourism activities. The effect? Higher creativity and innovation, more knowledge sharing, and better cross-cultural connectivity.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:authentic leadership, authentic leader behaviours, leadership, tourism, business tourism, corporate, tourist,
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Knox, M (Mr Matthew Knox)
UTAS Author:Crawford, J (Dr Joseph Crawford)
ID Code:139647
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2020-06-24
Last Modified:2020-07-21

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