New book: Collaborative Economy and Tourism

Perspectives, Politics, Policies and Prospects. Editors: Dianne Dredge and Szilvia Gyimóthy.

  • Explains the rise of collaborative economy developments in the tourism industry 
  • Conceptualizes collaborative value constellations among global and local market actors
  • Highlights challenges for governance in collaborative economy dynamics in tourism
  • Describes and provides a taxonomy of collaborative economy phenomena through empirical cases from a variety of geographical and cultural contexts

This book employs an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral lens to explore the collaborative dynamics that are currently disrupting, re-creating and transforming the production and consumption of tourism. House swapping, ridesharing, voluntourism, couchsurfing, dinner hosting, social enterprise and similar phenomena are among these collective innovations in tourism that are shaking the very bedrock of an industrial system that has been traditionally sustained along commercial value chains. To date there has been very little investigation of these trends, which have been inspired by, amongst other things, de-industrialization processes and post-capitalist forms of production and consumption, postmaterialism, the rise of the third sector and collaborative governance. Addressing that gap, this book explores the character, depth and breadth of these disruptions, the creative opportunities for tourism that are emerging from them, and how governments are responding to these new challenges. In doing so, the book provides both theoretical and practical insights into the future of tourism in a world that is, paradoxically, becoming both increasingly collaborative and individualized. 

Dianne Dredge and Szilvia Gyimóthy will continue to develop and research from their respective disciplinary angles in this field.

Can be purchased here.

Editors: Dianne Dredge and Szilvia Gyimóthy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-319-51799-5
Year of publication: 2017

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