Hospitality & Tourism

Advances in Hospitality and Tourism

Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Innovations in Tourism and Hospitality
Editor: H. G. Parsa, PhD
Consulting Editor: Vijaya “Vi” Narapareddy, PhD
Associate Editors: SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, PhD
Marival Segarra-Oña, PhD
Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD, CHE

Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Innovations in Tourism and Hospitality

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: April 2015
Hardback Price: $149.95
Hard ISBN: 9781926895673
Pages: 370 pp w/ index
Binding Type: hardbound
Series: Advances in Hospitality and Tourism

“Each chapter represents a relevant and appealing case study, written in American English that can be understood easily by nonnative readers. . . . The case studies show that managers of tourism companies can introduce, maintain, or increase sustainability and social responsibility with varying levels of innovation within different contexts, such as luxury resorts and hotels, restaurants, a recreated Viking Village, private clubs, cruise ships, coastline tourism, small islands, tour operators, and cultural heritage management. . . . A lot of practical management tips are shared. . . . Provides real-world examples that offer a multitude of practical applications that inspire you to implement sustainability and social responsibility in the tourism and hospitality industry.”
Tourism Analysis, review by Veronika Joukes, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal

“A comprehensive compilation of case studies related to sustainable practices in tourism and hospitality businesses from across the globe. . . . Incorporates a wide range of topics, from creating a competitive advantage, to motivating the adoption of sustainable business practices, and the evaluation of environmental certification programs. . . . Each chapter ends with practical tools and provocative questions that educators can integrate into their teaching, such as discussion questions, suggested further readings, team exercises, and (at times) assessment ideas. . . . Written in an approachable, user-friendly style. . . . A stimulating and thought-provoking read that should enable and encourage critical thinking. . . . It offers an in-depth examination into sustainable practice within a wide variety of tourism and hospitality businesses. It provides authoritative, detailed, and comprehensive information in an easy-to-use format.”
—Tourism Analysis,
review by Alexia Franzidis, University of North Carolina Wilmington

“A treasure trove of concepts, frameworks, and examples of sustainability innovations in the tourism and hospitality industry. The editors have compiled a rich collection of global research and cases that demonstrate the movement to sustainability across multiple contexts in this important and impactful industry.”
—Thomas J. Dean, US Bank Faculty Fellow, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise, Department of Management, Colorado State University

This important book presents innovative and state-of-the art research and case studies by leading internationally recognized scholars on sustainability, social responsibility, and green practices in the tourism and hospitality industry. Sustainability is no longer a desired trait; it is now a necessary trait and must be continuously practiced, and organizations must integrate sustainability practices into their everyday procedures.

Taking a global view, with chapters from leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America, the chapters explore sustainability practices and innovations at country clubs, at luxury resorts, on cruise ships, and even at an historic Viking village. Heritage tourism as well as slow food and slow tourism are explored as they relate to sustainability and social responsibility. The role of corporations and their practices are addressed as well. In all, the book offers a wide range of perspectives and innovations for embracing the growing and necessary sustainability movement in the hospitality and tourism industry, with real-world examples that offer a multitude of practical applications.

• covers sustainability in the context of public policy and ethics
• presents innovative and state-of-the-art research on sustainability
• includes case studies that illustrate the issues addressed
• discusses sustainability issues as related to hotels, restaurants, tourism, travel, meetings, and more
• presents a global perspective, with chapters by internationally recognized scholars from all five continents

1. Can Eco-Standards and Certification Create Competitive Advantage for a Luxury Resort?
Nicole Darnall

2. Eco-Innovations in a Viking Village: An Ethnographic Investigation from Denmark

Helle Sorensen, Michael L. Wray, and H. G. Parsa

3. Slow Food, Slow Tourism, and Sustainable Practices: A Conceptual Model

Linda L. Lowry and Robin M. Back

4. Perspectives of Eco-Innovation in the Hospitality Industry

Manisha Singal, Tanvi Kothari, and Ioana Dollinger

5. An Extended Framework for Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategic Implications in Restaurant Settings

Kathleen Jeehyae Kim, Sung-Bum Kim, and Dae-Young Kim

6. From a Love Story to a Sustainable Attraction: Ruby Falls, USA

Rachel J. C. Chen

7. Environmental Impact of Coastline Tourism Development in Spain

Roberto Cervelló-Royo and Ángel Peiró-Signes

8. Protecting Our Oceans: Sustainability at Holland America Line

Murray Silverman

9. Tropicalia: Planning for Sustainability in the Caribbean

Nunzia Auletta and María Helena Jaén

10. A Framework for Sustainable Business Practices in the Private Club Industry

Ronald F. Cichy, JaeMin Cha, SeungHyun Kim, and MiRan Kim

11. Sustainable Tourism Certification: A French Perspective

Karen Delchet-Cochet, Thierry Delecolle, Sarah Goudeau, and Raphaël Dornier

12. Natural Environmental Sustainability and Micro-Tourism Destinations: The Case of Southern Italy

Angelo A. Camillo, Antonio Minguzzi, Angelo Presenza, and Svetlana Holt

13. Luxury Tourist Value Propositions through Natural Asset Protection: A Study of Small Island Developing States

Blanca de-Miguel-Molina, María de-Miguel-Molina, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña, and Virginia Santamarina-Campos

14. The Slow Tourism: An Indirect Way to Protect the Environment

Lluís Miret-Pastor, Ángel Peiró-Signes, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña, and José Mondéjar-Jiménez

15. Managing Touristic Cultural Heritage from a Sustainable Point of View

Francisca Ramón Fernández, Lourdes Canós-Darós, and Cristina Santandreu-Mascarell


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: H. G. Parsa, PhD
Barron Hilton Chair in Lodging and Professor of Hospitality Management, Daniel College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

H. G. Parsa, PhD, holds the Barron Hilton Chair in Lodging and is a Professor of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver. He earned a PhD in hospitality management from Virginia Tech, two MS degrees, and a Food Management Professional (FMP) diploma. Currently he serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR). He also held responsibilities as a Co-Editor for a special issue of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly focusing on Sustainability and Innovation. He was the founding Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Foodservice Business Research. In 2005-2006, he received a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship to evaluate hospitality education in India and to recommend to the Indian government ways to enhance graduate education in hospitality management.

He has published numerous research papers in business and hospitality journals. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and has presented papers nationally and internationally in Australia, Canada, Caribbean Islands, China, Curacao, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Puerto Rico, Serbia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey. His research was quoted in the popular press, radio and television including the Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, local affiliates of ABC, PBS and CBS and over 35 regional newspapers.

His research interests include sustainability and green practices in hospitality, pricing strategies in hospitality; analysis of factors that contribute to small-business failure/success; strategic marketing in hospitality; franchising and multi-unit restaurant chain management; and changing American food habits. He is a member of professional organizations such as Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education and the Society for Consumer Psychology.

In 2011, he received the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement award from the International CHRIE. He also received Best Paper awards at the International CHRIE and also at the Euro-CHRIE. He received John Wiley & Sons Teaching Innovation Award and Bradford Wiley Excellence in Research Award in 2006 and 2000. Earlier he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity presented by the State University of New York College - Buffalo.

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Parsa has spent more than a decade in senior level management positions in the hospitality industry, working with several national and regional organizations. He served on the executive board of the Central Ohio Restaurant Association and the Ohio Restaurant Association. He also served on the consumer advisory board of the Columbus, Ohio Health Department. Currently he is active with the various hospitality organizations in Colorado, USA.

Consulting Editor: Vijaya “Vi” Narapareddy, PhD
President, North American Case Research Association (NACRA); Fellow, Institute of Enterprise Ethics; Associate Professor, Daniel College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

Dr. Vijaya Narapareddy, PhD, is Associate Professor of management in the Daniels College of Business, where she teaches Strategic Management, Doing Business in China and India, International Management and Global Social Entrepreneurship. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise Ethics. Dr. Narapareddy received her PhD in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. A gold medalist from Sri JCBM College, and an award-winning teacher, scholar and reviewer, Dr. Narapareddy has published numerous case studies and articles in business and hospitality fields. She is president and co-founder of ITBC, Inc., an international technology and business consulting firm and an advisory board member of Lutz Lutz, a Franco-Chilean company. She serves on the editorial review boards of two leading American case journals, the Case Research Journal and the Journal of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education: Innovations and Research. In addition, Dr. Narapareddy serves as a reviewer for several professional associations and foundations in North America. She is currently the vice president of Programs of the North American Case Research Association. She also serves as the chair of two tracks: the Social & Environmental Entrepreneurship Track and the Nonprofit Track of the North American Case Research Association.

Associate Editors: SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, PhD
Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Dr. Jang’s research is focused on business strategies in the hospitality and tourism industries. His secondary area of research investigates consumer subjects such as consumer values, service quality evaluation, and consumer experiences. Dr. Jang has received W. Bradford Wiley Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award (2009) from the International CHRIE. During the past 10 years, 14 of his papers were selected as among the best papers at international conferences. Dr. Jang is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Sciences. He also serves on the editorial boards of top-tier HTM journals such as Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing and more. Dr. Jang is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education.

Marival Segarra-Oña, PhD
Associate Professor, Innovation and Competitiveness, Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, Valencia, Spain

Marival Segarra-Oña, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Innovation and Competitiveness at the Politechnic University of Valencia, Spain. She holds a PhD in management and a degree in industrial engineering. She has published papers related to the environmental proactivity of companies and eco-innovation applied to industrial and service sectors in prestigious journals. Professor Segarra is also a Research Associate of the CHR, Cornell University, USA and member of the jury of the 40th Anniversary Eco-innovation contest of the European Patent Office.

Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD, CHE
Professor, Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Business and Development at the University of Tennessee (UT), where she is also a Professor in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. Dr. Chen has conducted various research projects in the areas of tourism, hospitality, and service management, including sustainable development, economic impact assessments, forecast model evaluations, tourist behavior analyses, and geographic information system (GIS) applications in business development. Her teaching interests include sustainable business, strategic management, eco-tourism, tourism economics, tourism analysis, and marketing for hospitality and tourism. She serves as an associate editor, guest editor, editorial board member, paper reviewer, and track chair for 20 refereed journals and 4 national / international associations. Recently, she has concentrated her research and outreach on valuing sustainable business, eco-tourism, and environment. During 2009-2010, Dr. Chen was appointed as Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Dr. Chen is a Fulbright Senior Scientist.

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