Stakeholders’ assessments of tourism policy and product development in Zimbabwe
- Authors: Makoni, Logistic , Tichaawa, Tembi M.
- Date: 2018
- Subjects: Stakeholder , Tourism policy , Tourism product development
- Language: English
- Type: Article
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/279530 , uj:30020 , Citation: Makoni, L. & Tichaawa, T.M. 2018. Stakeholders’ assessments of tourism policy and product development in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7(4):1-19. , ISSN: 2223-814X
- Description: Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to determine the stakeholders’ assessments of tourism policy, and the state of tourism product development in Zimbabwe. The study is argued from the perspective that stakeholder views on tourism have remained an under-researched phenomenon in sub-Saharan Africa. Adopting an exploratory qualitative study design, semi-structured interviews were conducted with key tourism stakeholders identified by way of a purposive sampling technique. From the interviews, key issues that came to the fore, were that the tourism policy of Zimbabwe was said to be outdated, the distribution of tourism offerings limited, the economic performance poor, and the state of tourism offerings in the country having been negatively influenced by the political instabilities wracking the country. The study provides some insights into the importance of the role of tourism stakeholders in terms of policy formulation, planning and strategy implementation.
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Sustaining small and medium-size enterprises growth through stakeholder engagement
- Authors: Eyiah-Botwe, E. , Aigbavboa, C. , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2016
- Subjects: Construction industry , Growth , Stakeholder
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/213913 , uj:21212 , Citation: Eyiah-Botwe, E., Aigbavboa, C & Thwala, W.D. 2016. Sustaining small and medium-size enterprises growth through stakeholder engagement.
- Description: Abstract: Small and Medium-size Enterprises SMEs play significant roles in the construction sector supply chain procurement system, contributing to nation's gross domestic product, employment and socio-economic development. Studies have identified SMEs growth in Ghana as non-sustained and attributed to stakeholder's influence. This study identifies stakeholders', influences and proposes a stakeholder engagement approach for sustained growth. A qualitative approach involving literature review was validated using questionnaire interview survey and descriptive analysis. A five- stage engagement process proposed: identify SMEs growth objectives and challenges; identify and analyze stakeholders; engage stakeholders; measure growth; monitor and support objectives using feedback for sustained SMEs growth.
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