Organizational Constraints and opportunities of Entrepreneurial Tourism Activity in the Western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Zimmerman, Dennis (1)
Licence Number: 12933
Organization: University of Guelph
Licenced Year(s): 1997
Issued: Aug 01, 1997
Project Team: self

Objective(s): The research is designed to provide a potential "streamlined" model for the application and approval process of tourism entrepreneurs in the western arctic. The Model is intended to provide the mechanisms for local control and regulation over tourism development, while fostering an organization framework conductive to entrepreneurial growth. Major goals: to examine the organizational tourism environment; to examine entrepreneurial tourism environment to examine nature of inter-organizational relationships among organizations responsible for the planning and management of tourism.

Project Description: The research is designed to provide a potential "streamlined" model for the application and approval process of tourism entrepreneurs in the western arctic. The researcher will be based in Inuvik. Data collection to be used: literature and document review, key informant interviews, participant observation and personal journal. Researcher will conduct approximately 20 interviews with government officials, aboriginal representatives (Inuvialuit) and local entrepreneurs. Informed consent will be obtained through the use of consent forms. The proposed research is intended to be utilized by the bodies responsible for small business development and tourism planning. The results of the implementation plan will be incorporated into a regional tourism plan for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.