Entrepreneurship Development Policymaking in Tourism: A Comparative Study of Selected Countries

Document Type : Research Article



the main purpose of this study was to identify the main components of entrepreneurship development policy in tourism due to the experiences of selected countries. To this end, policy documents of the countries analyzed by using the comparative method of qualitative content analysis process in three steps: open coding, axial coding, and selective coding. In total, 124 were primary identification code in the form of 34 axial codes, categorizing and has been classified and finally, with the main themes and categories information explaining the most important issue in the form of 7 selective codes. The results show that the main objective of tourism policy in selected countries, sustainable development of tourism and the preservation of native culture. The important factors considered include development of entrepreneurship and innovation in tourism policy, effective and efficient country image in the international level, product marketing, development of scientific and human capital, development and strengthening of infrastructure, and improved operational environment for tourism businesses.


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