Posted on 15 December 2012.
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the performance management that government decision-making bodies involve in organizing tourism in Australia. The proposed quantitative indicators evaluate the managerial performance in running this system: macroeconomic indicators of domestic and international tourist flows and their impact on the Australian economy.
The conclusion is that the national tourism development strategy adopted in Australia, through its objectives and identified strategic options, offers the potential to enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry. The interim results of its implementation demonstrate its effectiveness: in Australia, tourism has become the real driver of socioeconomic progress, thus a model of performance management in running a potentially valuable tourist destinations.
The Tourism Market of Australia – A Model of Managerial Performance in Running an Exotic Tourist Destination (1.1 MiB, 123 hits)
Posted in Economics, Knowledge Management, Volume II, Issue no. 6
Posted on 15 October 2012.
This paper presents synthetically the organisation of tourism activities in Australia, harmoniously integrated within the functional unit of the economy, as well as the relations between the components of this system, so that they function as real motors of accomplishing the national strategy of tourism development. This paper also deals with sustainable tourism and tourism ecolabelling programs in Australia.
The opinions expressed are based on the research of the cited bibliographic sources and the interpretation of current information, taken from the websites of some reliable organizations (Tourism Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics). Primary statistics were taken from Tourism Research Australia (TRA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Tourism Satellite Account.
This study may be extended through a similar approach of tourism industry’ organization and tourism development strategy in other regions with great tourism potential, using relevant comparative analyses thereafter.
Tourism Organization and Coordination in Australia and the Managerial Strategy for Tourism Development (285.9 KiB, 177 hits)
Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume II, Issue no. 5
Posted on 15 December 2011.
The changes from the present times influence more and more in general the national economies and in particular the companies thought the impact on their business environment. We can see how the events from one county have sometimes a global impact and other times have an impact on specific national economies or companies from a specific country. In this way the business environment it is in a continuous change that influences the company’s activities. If with decades behind, the organization of the company could remain unchanged for a long period of time, even in conditions of economic crisis or economic growth, in present the situation is totally different because of the dynamic rhythm of economic and social life. In order to face and to adapt to all these changes, the companies have to modify their management and organizational structures. The ease with which firms adapt to environmental changes depends on their organizational structures and flexibility.
But why some organizations yield more profit than other ones? Why some companies “survive” to competition and others “die” after a short period of success? These are standard questions of researches on business management. The answer to these questions is their capacity to adapt to changes and to choose the best alternative based on a proper match to the firm’s economic environment.
The Organizations and the Challenges of the New Century (669.4 KiB, 362 hits)
Posted in Issue no. 7, Knowledge Management