The role of entrepreneurship to accomplish sustainable tourism

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This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of research interest under the heading of: The role of entrepreneurship to accomplish sustainable tourism.

We welcome all research degree applications aligned with and in response to this brief.

Project brief details

The objective of this research is to explore the role played by entrepreneurs in the development of a sustainable tourism industry.  

We acknowledge that different research and researchers have different research skills. At the same time, it is understood that the final decision on the methodology to be employed may vary depending on the characteristics of the refined research proposal. 

Indicative research areas may include: 

  • Exploration of the different enablers of innovation according to the characteristics of the entrepreneur. 
  • Analysis of the barriers to adopting and entrepreneurial perspective and the development of a sustainable tourism industry. 
  • Examination of the different outcomes (i.e., product-service, processes, organisational and marketing, etc.) achieved as a function of the entrepreneur's characteristics. 

Strategic alignment

Projects deriving from this brief are expected to sit within the Research & Knowledge Exchange strategy and the following department.

Department Cornwall Business School

All successful research degree project proposals must emphasise a clear alignment between the project idea and our Research & Knowledge Exchange strategy. 

Project brief leads

Professor Seamus O'Brien

Seamus' research focuses strongly in the area of entrepreneurship and small business management and he has published widely in this area. Through collaborative research relationships, he is currently investigating factors contributing to adaptation and resilience among micro, small and medium enterprises. He has been an invited speaker, columnist, advisor and champion of entrepreneurship for small businesses.

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Dr Francisco Romera

From 2022, Francisco Romera has been part of Cornwall Business School at Falmouth University, being a Course Leader for Business & Marketing BSc(Hons).

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Project brief & project proposal enquiries

To discuss this project brief, ideas or project proposal responding to this brief, please contact: Professor Seamus O'Brien or Dr Francisco Romera.



Application enquiries

For all other application related enquires please contact the Research & Development team.


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