Palma, from 23 to 25 October 2013
Celebrating and Enhancing the Tourism
Knowledge-based Platform: A Tribute to Jafar Jafari


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Thursday 24 October, 2013 16:25 to 16:45 Oral Communication
Theory and methodology: implications in the construction of the tourism as study object
Speaker: Celeste Nava, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Authors: Celeste Nava Jiménez y Marcelino Castillo Nechar


The main authors who have studied the tourism and its construction as study object are few, there is mostly a traditional and conventional tendency indicating tourism as a historiography process and as a rigorous process of methods and techniques application. In this context the emerging question is: the method and theory conception in tourism, ¿ have had positivist implications affecting its construction as a study object?
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Session 3 – Ontologies, epistemologies and disciplinarity (3)
Place: Main Room

Other activities in Session 3 – Ontologies, epistemologies and disciplinarity (3)
15:45 h. to 16:05 h.Oral Communication

Multidisciplinary Research In Hospitality And Tourism: What We Should Know By Now

Speaker: Fevzi Okumus, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida
Speaker: Mathilda van Niekerk, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida
16:05 h. to 16:25 h.Oral Communication

Inner and Outer Journeys: Tourism as a Way of Personal Transformation and Growth

Speaker: Marco Antonio Robledo, Universitat de les Illes Balears