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Collaborative Networks for Sustainable Human Capital Management in Women’s Tourism Entrepreneurship: The role of tourism policy

Kimbu, Albert Nsom; Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh; Adeola, Ogechi and Afenyo-Agbe, Ewoenam (2019). Collaborative Networks for Sustainable Human Capital Management in Women’s Tourism Entrepreneurship: The role of tourism policy. Tourism Planning and Development, 16(2) pp. 161–178.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2018.1556329
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Abstract

Government policies to support women’s empowerment in tourism through sustainable human capital management (HCM) is an emerging research theme. Tourism policies can contribute significantly to African women’s empowerment by breaking existing stereotypical barriers that impede women’s HCM. Based on a narrative analysis of published academic and policy literature, we uncover how policy support for collaborative networks can enhance women entrepreneur’s HCM and thereby increase their resiliency and that of their tourism businesses. Collaborative networks are regional and country-specific forums, programs and/or initiatives for networking, skills development and access to resources and agency for women tourism entrepreneurs. Drawing on findings from analyzing collaborative networks involving women entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon, the paper develops a conceptual framework that depicts four determinants of collaborative networks that influence the HCM of women entrepreneurs in tourism, namely type of network, resources, social capital dimensions and human capital management. Finally, the paper explicates how these determinants can inform national tourism policy to support women entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Informa UK limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 2156-8324
Keywords: Tourism policy; collaborative networks; human capital management; women entrepreneurship
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 58462
Depositing User: Michael Ngoasong
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 15:37
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 13:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58462
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