Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 127

Uneven entrepreneurial responses to demands for tourism-related services adjacent to three national parks in southern Finland

Pages: 22

Abstract

Three different-aged national parks in southern Finland are employed to examine the relationship between responses of entrepreneurs to tourism-related demands for services. The entrepreneurial response to demand was found to be greatest adjacent to the oldest park (Linnansaari) where entrepreneurs have had longest to adjust to demand. The weakest response was found adjacent the youngest national park (Repovesi) where, despite having by far the greatest number of visitors per year, the entrepreneurial adjustment has been weak. The response of entrepreneurs adjacent to Seitseminen National Park fell in between the two. Entrepreneurial attitudes towards business and new ventures were strongest in Linnansaari and weakest in Repovesi, where the majority of entrepreneurs were found to be satisficers, with entrepreneurs in Seitseminen again falling in between.

Keywords

national parks, Linnansaari, Seitseminen, Repovesi, rural development, tourism services, entrepreneurial opportunity, new ventures, structuration theory

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Bibliographic information

Selby, Ashley & Petäjistö, Leena. 2009. Uneven entrepreneurial responses to demands for tourism-related services adjacent to three national parks in southern Finland. Metlan työraportteja / Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 127. 22 p. ISBN 978-951-40-2175-6 (PDF). Available at: http://www.metla.fi/julkaisut/workingpapers/2009/mwp127.htm.

Contact information

Ashley Selby, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa Research Unit, Post Box 18, 01301 Vantaa. E-mail ashley.selby@metla.fi

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