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Tourism: is small beautiful?

Harrison, David H. (2011) Tourism: is small beautiful? Tourism Recreation Research, 36 (2). pp. 181-185. ISSN 0250-8281

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The term ‘small is beautiful’ is closely associated with E.F. Schumacher, who went on to publish Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, a series of essays that became a milestone in development thinking (Schumacher 1974). In 1996, he established the Intermediate Technology Development Group, now known as Practical Action (see Much influenced by Buddhism, and holding a holistic view of development, he confronted the prevailing belief that the main aim of economic ‘development’ was the growth of gross national product (GNP), to be achieved through large-scale production and modern technology. Rather, he suggested, economic production (preferably in smaller units) should serve humanity’s needs, with sparing use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable capital assets, and should, as far as possible, use intermediate technology, especially in developing countries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 04:56
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2013 20:57

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