Practical and theoretical considerations and the entrepreneurial skills required to operate, finance, manage and acquire tourism businesses.
This paper will engage students who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in the tourism sector. It provides insights into the theoretical and operational issues encountered by tourism businesses and entrepreneurial issues associated with the sector.
|Paper title||Tourism Entrepreneurship and Business|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,058.71|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,692.94|
- Postgraduate students or those with approval of the Course Co-ordinator.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Dr Anna Carr
- Paper Structure
- The paper explores:
- Theory and practical cases of entrepreneurship in SMTEs
- Entrepreneurial characteristics of small-to-medium-size tourism enterprise (SMTE) owners and innovators
- Issues such as sustainability in SMTEs
- Teaching Arrangements
- One session for 2 hours and 50 minutes per week and a field trip
Students are expected to engage in class discussion and undertake course readings for preparation for class.
- Frederick, H.H.; Kuratko, D.F. and Hodgetts, R.M. (2006) Entrepreneurship: theory, process, practice, Thomson Asia Pacific
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will understand
- The characteristics of small business
- The characteristics of entrepreneurs
- Sustainable business-planning considerations
- The role of entrepreneurial activity in destination development and promotion, including the relationships between policy and businesses