BAR. Brazilian Administration Review
versión On-line ISSN 1807-7692
CUNHA, Sieglinde Kindl da y CUNHA, João Carlos da. Tourism cluster competitiveness and sustainability: proposal for a systemic model to measure the impact of tourism on local development. BAR, Braz. Adm. Rev. [online]. 2005, vol.2, n.2, pp. 47-62. ISSN 1807-7692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-76922005000200005.
This article proposes a model to measure tourism cluster impact on local development with a view to assessing tourism cluster interaction, competitiveness and sustainability impacts on the economy, society and the environment. The theoretical basis for this model is founded on cluster concept and typology adapting and integrating the systemic competitiveness and sustainability concepts within economic, social, cultural, environmental and political dimensions. The proposed model shows a holistic, multidisciplinary and multi-sector view of local development brought back through a systemic approach to the concepts of competitiveness, social equity and sustainability. Its results make possible strategic guidance to agents responsible for public sector tourism policies, as well as the strategies for competitiveness, competition, cooperation and sustainability in private companies and institutions.
Palabras llave : tourism; cluster; local development; competitiveness; sustainability.