The tourism chain and entrepreneurship in South America: An overview

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From the perspective of business history, this chapter presents an overview of the development of the tourism sector in South America, placing special emphasis on the Peruvian case. The chapter explores various topics related to the tourism chain, such as hotel networks, the role of the state, tour operators, micro- and small enterprises, linkages between tourism and sustainability, the formation of clusters in the sector, and interactions between different entrepreneurs in the chain. Special emphasis is placed on the Peruvian case, especially when it comes to discussing the role of micro- and small enterprises in the sector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Emerald handbook of entrepreneurship in Latin America
EditorsOscar Javier Montiel Méndez, Araceli Almaraz Alvarado
Place of PublicationBingley
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80071-955-2
StatePublished - 23 Jun 2022


  • Tourism sector
  • SMEs
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneur
  • Peru
  • Competitiveness


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