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Ecotourism Emergence in Tasmania Through Social Entrepreneurs and Authentic Leaders


Knox, M and Crawford, J and Young, S, Ecotourism Emergence in Tasmania Through Social Entrepreneurs and Authentic Leaders, Global Entrepreneurial Trends in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry, IGI Global, D Batabyal (ed), United States, pp. 84-111. ISBN 9781799826033 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-2603-3.ch005


Ecotourism is one of the fastest growing sectors within the tourism industry in Australia. The southern island state of Tasmania is one of the pioneers in creating sustainable ecotourist ventures. We explore, with a leadership behavioral lens, the role that the embodiment of authentic leader behaviors in social entrepreneurs has on ecotourism emergence. Authentic leader behaviors offer a response to some arguments that numerous ecotourist ventures are only sustainable and environmentally responsive in name only. Entrepreneurial leadership is critical in creating a culture conducive to social entrepreneurial growth and sustainability. This chapter concludes with recognition of the importance of future research into developing authentic leader behaviors in social entrepreneurs.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:ecotourism, tourism, sustainability, leader, authentic, tourism emergence, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, environmental entrepreneurship
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 the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Knox, M (Mr Matthew Knox)
UTAS Author:Crawford, J (Dr Joseph Crawford)
UTAS Author:Young, S (Dr Sarah Young)
ID Code:139909
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2020-07-15
Last Modified:2020-08-04

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