Pathways to success: contrasting roles in public sector business development for the tourism industries - a comparison of Glasgow and Dublin

J John Lennon, A V Seaton

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Abstract

Originating from Glasgow Development Agency’s analysis of Dublin’s success in attracting tourism over the period 1986-96, this paper considers the two cities - Dublin and Glasgow - and tries to determine the conditions, strategies in development and policies necessary to make the most of the economic impact of tourists. Policies and mechanisms in both cities are compared and discussed. Dublin’s key advantages appear to be history of literature and culture, a demographic profile which is largely young and its intangible fashionable image. In comparison Glasgow has not had the same learning experience or the structured assistance in order to create the base in the 1980s which would allow the kind of rapid development and success experienced by Dublin.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Public Sector Management
Pages139-153
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Publication series

NameInternational Journal of Public Sector Management
PublisherMCBUP Ltd
Number2/3
Volume11
ISSN (Print)0951-3558

Keywords

  • Ireland
  • regional development
  • Scotland
  • tourism

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    Lennon, J. J., & Seaton, A. V. (1998). Pathways to success: contrasting roles in public sector business development for the tourism industries - a comparison of Glasgow and Dublin. In International Journal of Public Sector Management (pp. 139-153). (International Journal of Public Sector Management; Vol. 11, No. 2/3). https://doi.org/10.1108/09513559810216465