Exploring place-based knowledge in cross-sectoral partnerships in tourism: Negotiating responsibility in a global auditing process

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Abstract

In the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) literature, particular attention is given to locality and local knowledge as essential aspects to be considered when planning and deploying CSR strategies. In this regard, cross-sectoral partnerships (CSPs) have been viewed as a suitable tool for integrating and understanding the local context related to business operations. Nevertheless, little is known about the role of place in relation to locality and CSPs. By drawing upon the notion of wicked problems, this article illustrates how place and their nonhuman actors contributes to the co-creation of local knowledge and responsibility meanings in the global market. To that end, we look into a CSP process aiming to promote animal welfare in a Nordic tourism destination. Our study shows that the tensions (e.g. different interests, value conflicts, uncertainty) within CSP emerge by the place and the human-nonhuman relationships embedded in that place. Not only the place produces knowledge about animal welfare and meanings of responsibility, but these knowledge and meanings reproduce the place too.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
MoEC publication typeNot Eligible
Event7th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions: Putting Partnerships in their Place: Exploring the relationships between Practices, Policy and Place in Cross Sector Organising - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 23 Jun 202026 Jun 2020
https://www.cssi2020.com/

Conference

Conference7th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period23.06.202026.06.2020
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Keywords

  • stakeholders
  • multi-stakeholders
  • Cross-sectoral partnerships
  • Partnerships
  • animal welfare
  • animal-based tourism
  • CSR
  • social responsibility
  • responsibility
  • responsible business
  • responsibe tourism
  • ethical business
  • place
  • Collaborative knowledge construction
  • Ethics

Field of science

  • Business and management
  • Tourism research

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