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Micro-funding of a product development capability at the tourism district level

Head: Manuela De Carlo

Year 2018

The study explores the creation of a capability at the tourist destination level from two complementary perspectives: i) the identification of the constituent elements that define this concept (static perspective) and ii) the analysis of the interactions between these elements (dynamic perspective).
The work makes it possible to verify the hypothesis that the creation of a target capability requires an "integrated" and "multi-level" approach (Haugland, et al. 2011), identifies the determinants on which the development of this collective capability is based and defines three phases of the capability development process: scouting, implementation and involvement.
The results 
of the study have been published in Sainaghi, R., De Carlo, M., d'Angella, F. (2018). Development of a Tourism Destination: Exploring the Role of Destination Capabilities. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.