International Journal of Business Economics and Management Perspectives

ISSN:2458-8997

THE IMPACT OF SYMBOLIC KNOWLEDGE ON TOURISM: CO-(R)EVOLUTION OF RUSSIAN TOURISTS AND HIGHLY INDIVIDUAL PLACES (HIP) IN ANTALYA


This paper tries to investigate the emergence and evolution of particular non-technical innovations and symbolic knowledge in a well-known touristic destination in Turkey, namely Antalya region. The leitmotiv behind this case representation is the recent knowledge demand derived from huge manoeuvre in incoming tourists profile from German-Briton towards wealthy Russian since the 1990s and the consequent emergence of luxurious experience of Highly Individual Places which have strong impacts on the knowledge base of the region and local firms. The findings confirm that this manoeuvre generates extra-regional distance knowledge mobility in contrast to proximity literature. This, in turn, exposes the need for multi-local, multi-actor and multi-scalar relationships in order to adopt changes in tourism sector. Thus knowledge mobility matters for the knowledge to be acquired from other regions or sources and re-circulate it within the region.


Keywords


Knowledge anchoring and mobility, Symbolic knowledge, Highly individual places (HIP), Tourism sector, Antalya

Author : -Aykut SEZGİN - Murat Ali DULUPÇU - Onur DEMİREL - Onur SUNGUR - Hidayet ÜNLÜ
Number of pages: 11-26
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20989/ijbemp.18
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