Coopetition for Tourism Destination Policy and Governance: The Century of Local Power?

  • Maya Damayanti
  • Noel Scott
  • Lisa Ruhanen


Tourism destination governance has been challenged with the complexity of stakeholders’ behaviours both in the national, sub-national, and local levels. It is expected that all stakeholders collaborate in developing a destination. However, these stakeholders tend to develop strategies to gain competitive advantages among them. This chapter addresses these behaviours and examines the notion of governance and its relationship to the concepts of collaboration, cooperation, competition and coopetition. In order to understand the behaviours of stakeholders in a destination, this chapter proposes the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) Framework as a comprehensive tool. The core of this framework is action situations when stakeholders interact in cooperation, competition and coopetition, such as sharing resources in a destination. Furthermore, a tourism destination may be seen as a series of action areas where stakeholders address some strategic development issues, such as climate change and inclusive development. Hence, tourism destination governance can be arranged and improved by understanding these stakeholders’ behaviours.


Destination governance Stakeholders Behaviours Coopetition Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) Framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maya Damayanti
    • 1
  • Noel Scott
    • 2
  • Lisa Ruhanen
    • 3
  1. 1.Diponegoro UniversitySemarangIndonesia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.The University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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