A lot has been written about the new sharing economy business models, also labelled as collaborative tourism models. However, despite some innovative aspects of the models, it is interesting to reflect about all the building blocks of the models, so to see to what extent are these models really innovative
The raise of collaborative platforms is going beyond accommodation or transport sharing, to boost tourism experiences with locals such as sightseeing, dinning in private homes, etc.
Despite the innovative appeal of the so called collaborative platforms, there are many disadvantages in terms of risks for the consumer that are not usually taken into account, among many other issues upon which this article proposes a reflection
Collaboration has been on the spotlight of business literature throughout the last years, and so it is difficult to make a good selection when searching for good literature on business collaboration. This article proposes 3 outstanding books that will help you get further insights on this issue.
When shifting from one model to another, it is not only the model’s building blocks that change, not just the system, or the rules, but also the behaviors and the values that guide people in their interactions with each other towards a more collaborative culture
A key factor to make open innovation a successful tool is to attract and retain talent, for a thorough system of incentives and recognition has to be designed.
Fairly rewarding contributions has always been an issue in open innovation, but also an interesting challenge to tackle. In mission driven destinations, many contributions are to be driven by the aim of working for the common good and social recognition.
The most successful open innovation practices suggest that it has to be managed based upon formulating specific challenges to focus the innovation efforts most efficiently
Open innovation may bring in solutions in many types of areas: technological solutions, business model innovation, product development, marketing contents, etc.