Women's journey through innovation in the tourism industry

This innovative research project aims to understand the different pathways of women’s entrepreneurship journey in a changing tourism industry.

Start date

September 2018

End date

August 2020

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Overview

The main objective of this project is to understand the different pathways of women’s entrepreneurship journey in a changing tourism industry, and how different environments, agents, policies and actions influence their opportunities, motivations and challenges.

The specific research objectives of this project are:

  1. To analyse women’s pathways in tourism entrepreneurship
    • Identify and assess the different pathways that women follow, based on a post-structuralist theoretical framework.
    • Evaluate the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
    • Understand what is visible and invisible.
  2. To develop evidence-based policy and practice recommendations to foster women’s entrepreneurship in tourism.
  3. To promote the culture of entrepreneurship among women in the tourism industry, through effective research-based dissemination.

Funding amount

€183,455

Funder

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Outputs

Figueroa-Domecq. C. Invited conference “The implementation of a gender perspective in tourism research”. 12 November 2018. 2 hours. Rey Juan Carlos University Madrid, Spain.

Figueroa-Domecq, C., Segovia-Pérez, M., Flecha-Barrio, M. D. y Palomo, J. (2018). Women in decision-making positions in tourism high-tech companies: Board of Director. XII Congreso Internacional Turismo y Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, University of Málaga (Spain), 10-11 October 2018.

Figueroa-Domecq, C., Palomo, J., Flecha-Barrio, M. D y Segovia-Pérez, M. (2019). Women in decision-making positions in tourism high-tech companies: Board of Director. International Conference Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism. Nicosia (Cyprus), January 30 – February 1 2019.

Publications

Domecq, C. F., Pérez, M. S., Barrio, M. D. F., & Martínez, J. P. (2018). Women in decision-making positions in tourism high-technology companies: board of directors. In XII Congreso Internacional de Turismo y Tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (pp. 117-130). Universidad de Málaga (UMA).

Figueroa-Domecq, C., Palomo, J., Flecha-Barrio, M. D., & Segovia-Pérez, M. (2019). Double Gender Gap in Tourism High-Technology Organisations: Results and Corporate Actions. In Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2019 (pp. 383-395). Springer, Cham.

Research groups and centres

We have a world-class reputation for our research in hospitality, tourism, transport and events.

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy