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

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

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsPease, Wayne (Author) and Rowe, Michelle (Author)
EditorsMcGrath, G. Michael
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of Tourism Enterprise Strategies: Thriving - and Surviving - in an Online Era
Number of Pages15
Year2005
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN1862726531
Conference/EventTourism Enterprise Strategies (TES): Thriving - and Surviving - in an Online Era Conference (2005)
Event Details
Tourism Enterprise Strategies (TES): Thriving - and Surviving - in an Online Era Conference (2005)
Event Date
11 to end of 12 Jul 2005
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
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.

Keywordstourism, 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)
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350803. Tourism management
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Business
Edith Cowan University
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