Increasing Local Tourism through Network Organizations
This paper looks at the use of network organizations as an intervention in a highly competitive tourist industry in New Orleans, LA (NOLA). The larger hotels and well known restaurants generally served the convention tourists during the hot summer months while the smaller family business restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfasts often got very little business during that time. The paper describes what a network organization is, how you develop one, why this was so important to this group of small business, how the NOLA network organization was established and worked together, the results of this intervention and finally how this technique can be applied in other situations other than tourism. (original abstract)
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