The Circular Economy, Natural Capital and Resilience in Tourism and Hospitality

Jones, Peter and Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 2208-1959-2208-1959 (2018) The Circular Economy, Natural Capital and Resilience in Tourism and Hospitality. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. ISSN 0959-6119 (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose - This paper reviews some of the academic literature on the circular economy, natural capital and resilience by tourism and hospitality scholars and examines how a number of companies and industry bodies within the tourism and hospitality industry have employed these concepts in their business operations and development plans. Design/Methodology/Approach – The paper outlines the importance of sustainability to the tourism and hospitality industry and provides definitions of the concepts of the circular economy, natural capital and resilience. The paper reviews some of the academic literature on these concepts, explores how a number of companies and industry bodies within the tourism and hospitality industry have employed them in their business and planning operations, and identifies a number of future directions for academic research and managerial contributions. Findings – The concepts illuminate a range of sustainability challenges and opportunities, and some companies employ these concepts in their sustainability strategies and development planning. The current depth of theoretical understanding does not lend itself to management strategies, but one fruitful avenue is to explore how information systems can be better deployed to support these concepts and sustainability management in general. Originality/Value - The paper provides an accessible exploratory review of how academics and companies are focusing on the concepts of the circular economy, natural capital and resilience in the tourism and hospitality industry. As such, it will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners interested in the hospitality industry.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable tourism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 16:32
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 09:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6215

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