Alternative use of farmlands as tourism and leisure resources: diversification, innovations and competitiveness Online publication date: Thu, 01-Oct-2020
by Ade Oriade; Roy Broad; Steve Gelder
International Journal of Management Practice (IJMP), Vol. 13, No. 5, 2020
Abstract: Even though farm-based tourism has been around for some time, the contemporary development in farm business in the UK is intriguing and histrionic. Based on the contemporary situation, this study explores issues relating to diversification, innovation and competitiveness in farm attraction context. The study employed case study strategy and adopted qualitative research approach by conducting interviews in three farm attractions in Shropshire, West Midlands, UK; utilising a template approach to data analysis by identifying key themes a priori. Findings support the conception that different farm organisations have different needs that require different level of innovativeness. Three element of innovation distinctively emerged namely: organisational, product and marketing innovations. Based on the findings practical implications were identified.
Online publication date: Thu, 01-Oct-2020
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