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Beauty as a factor of economic and social development

Beauty as a factor of economic and social development The purpose of this paper is to discuss how aesthetic features can be the basis for a virtuous chain that leads to social and economic development.Design/methodology/approachThe aesthetic characteristics of a destination are an important attractive feature. More than that, they can be considered a key determinant for economic and social growth. A conceptual support to this idea is presented here by following a line which links beauty to creativity, innovation and socio-economic development.FindingsA purely qualitative and logical-deductive line shows how beauty, creativity and innovation are connected in a chain that leads to socio-economic well-being.Research limitations/implicationsThis paper is conceptual in nature. The authors intend to use these considerations as a basis for future research.Originality/valueThis paper contributes to the literature on destination governance highlighting a number of factors that are often underestimated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tourism Review Emerald Publishing

Beauty as a factor of economic and social development

Tourism Review , Volume 73 (1): 14 – Feb 15, 2018

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1660-5373
DOI
10.1108/tr-06-2017-0098
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how aesthetic features can be the basis for a virtuous chain that leads to social and economic development.Design/methodology/approachThe aesthetic characteristics of a destination are an important attractive feature. More than that, they can be considered a key determinant for economic and social growth. A conceptual support to this idea is presented here by following a line which links beauty to creativity, innovation and socio-economic development.FindingsA purely qualitative and logical-deductive line shows how beauty, creativity and innovation are connected in a chain that leads to socio-economic well-being.Research limitations/implicationsThis paper is conceptual in nature. The authors intend to use these considerations as a basis for future research.Originality/valueThis paper contributes to the literature on destination governance highlighting a number of factors that are often underestimated.

Journal

Tourism ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 15, 2018

Keywords: Innovation; Creativity; Beauty; Economic and social growth; Work well done

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