中国海岛乡村旅游的社会企业发展

Translated title of the contribution: Development of Social Enterprises in Rural Island Tourism in China

Han Shen, Xiao Liu, Mimi Li, Mingjie Ji

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Abstract

This paper discusses the major development stages of social enterprises (SEs) in rural island tourism in China. The authors establish a conceptual framework with which to analyze the key factors affecting development in the context of Chinese social and economic institutions. Informed by the SE life cycle model, the study adopted a case study approach, with the Boxue Eco Village on Hainan Island as the case. Data were collected through in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, and observations. Institutional characteristics at every stage, including entrepreneurial, collectivity, standardization, and refinement, were analyzed. Based on the specificity of the SE of rural tourism in this case, the authors summarize the influencing factors that shaped the development process of the enterprises. First-hand data were collected through interviews with entrepreneurs, management staff, villagers, and other stakeholders. The model was modified according to the research results, and provides a more integrated model suitable for SEs in the Chinese islands. This study establishes a conceptual framework with which to analyze the development process of SEs in rural tourism within the institutional context of China. This framework could be applied to understand the substantial development of emerging SEs in China.

Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of Social Enterprises in Rural Island Tourism in China
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)262-282
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of China Tourism Research
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • influencing factors
  • island destination
  • rural tourism
  • Social enterprise
  • Tourism in China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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