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From chaos to cohesion - complexity in tourism structures: an analysis of New Zealand's regional tourism organizations

Zahra, A.; Ryan, C.

Tourism Management 28(3): 854-862

2007


ISSN/ISBN: 0261-5177
DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2006.06.004
Accession: 013056317

This paper discusses chaos theory and provides a brief description of chaos and complexity theory. It notes past applications in tourism research with specific reference to the work of Russell and Faulkner relating to Australia's Gold Coast. In this paper, the concept is discussed with reference to regional tourism organizations in New Zealand. Both cases provide examples of complexity, attractors and dampeners, and feedback loops that limit change.

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