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The Tourism Co-creation Handbook was designed and implemented within the ERDF-project “Integrated Tourism Product Development”. The project was coordinated by the Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and implemented in close cooperation with the University of Lapland and The Lapland Centre of Expertise for the Experience Industry (LEO). Kajaani University of Applied Sciences was also an important cooperation partner in the project.

Relevant literature

The handbook represents a combination of daily practical tourism examples, empirical data and theoretical concepts. Below a list of key sources of literature that can be used to gain deeper understanding of the concepts illustrated in the handbook. 

Arnould, Price & Tierny 1998: Communicative Staging of the Wilderness Servicescape. The Service Industries Journal, 18(July), 90-115.
Ateljević & Doorne 2000: ‘Staying Within the Fence’: Lifestyle Entrepreneurship in Tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 8(5), 378-392.
Cova & Cova 2002: Tribal Marketing: The Tribalisation of Society and Its Impact on the Conduct of Marketing. European Journal of Marketing, 36(5/6), 595-620.
Everett & Jamal 2004: Multistakeholder Collaboration as Symbolic Marketplace and Pedagogic Practice. Journal of Management Inquiry, 13(1), 57-77.
Firat & Dholakia 2006: Theoretical and Philosophical Implications of Postmodern Debates: Some Challenges to Modern Marketing. Marketing Theory, 6(2), 123-162.
García-Rosell, Haanpää, Kylänen & Markuksela 2007: From Firms to Extended Markets: A Cultural Approach to Tourism Product Development. Tourism – An Interdisciplinary Journal, 55(4), 445-459. Luettavissa:
García-Rosell, Kylänen, Tekoniemi-Selkälä & Markuksela, ei vuosilukua: Tourism Product Development: A State-of-the-Art Literature Review. International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research. Artikkelikäsikirjoitus.
Hoffmann 2007: Consumer Integration in Sustainable Product Development. Business Strategy and the Environment, 16, 322-338.
Holt 2005: How Brands Become Icons. The Principles of Cultural Branding. Harvard Business School Press.
Jamal & Getz 1995: Collaboration Theory and Community Tourism Planning. Annals of Tourism Research, 22(1), 186-204.
Jensen 1999: The Dream Society. How the Coming Shift from Information to Imagination Will Transform Your Business. McGraw-Hill. & R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company.
Korkman & Arantola 2009: Arki – eväitä uuteen asiakaslähtöisyyteen. WSOYpro.
Kylänen, García-Rosell, Tekoniemi-Selkälä & Haanpää 2010: Practising Product Development – The Case of Tourism in Northern Finland. Konferenssipaperi. Practising Organising Workshop, Kuopio, 7.–8. kesäkuuta.
Moisander & Valtonen 2006: Qualitative Marketing Research: A Cultural Approach. Sage Publications.
Moritz 2005: Service Design. Practical Access to an Evolving Field. Sähköinen julkaisu, luettavissa:
Moscardo 2008: Sustainable Tourism Innovation: Challenging Basic Assumptions. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 8(1), 4-13.
Peñaloza & Venkatesh 2006: Further Evolving the New Dominant Logic of Marketing: from Services to the Social Construction of Markets. Marketing Theory, 6(3), 299-316.
Pine & Gilmore 1999: The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage. Harvard Business School Press.
Pritchard & Morgan 2001: Culture, Identity and Tourism Representation: Marketing Cymru or Wales? Tourism Management, 22(2), 167-179.
Reckwitz 2002: Toward a Theory of Social Practices: A Development in Culturalist Theorizing. European Journal of Social Theory, 5(2), 243-263.
Saraniemi & Kylänen 2010: Problematizing the Concept of Tourism Destination: An Analysis of Different Theoretical Approaches. Journal of Travel Research, March 19, online first,
Schultz & Hatch 2005: Building Theory from Practice. Strategic Organization, 3(3), 337-348.
Solomon 2003: Conquering Consumerspace. Marketing Strategies for a Branded World. Amacom.
Valtonen 2010: Small Tourism Firms as Agents of Critical Knowledge. Tourist Studies, 9(2), 127-143.
Vargo & Lusch 2006: Service-Dominant Logic: Reactions, Reflections and Refinements. Marketing Theory, 6(3), 281-288.

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