The impact of social tourism entrepreneurship on tourism sustainability – a systematic review, Dr. Belias Dimitrios, Dr. Sawsan Malik, Dr. Rossidis Ioannis and Chris Mantas
Dr. Belias Dimitrios
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, School of Management and Economics
University of Thessaly, Larissa, Geopolis, 41500
Dr. Sawsan Malik (Corresponding Author)
Arab Open University-Kuwait branch, Ardiya Industrial Area, Farwanya, Al-Safat 13033. P.O. Box 3322
Dr. Rossidis Ioannis
Lecturer in Management
University of the Peloponnese, Tripolis, Campus, 22100
Athens Metropolitan College
Purpose: Social tourism entrepreneurship is an important topic as it can resolve several social issues and generate sustainable community development. This research aims to examine the impact of social tourism entrepreneurship on sustainable tourism.
Design/methodology/approach: The research used a systematic literature review analysis on 20 publications. The PICO framework was adopted to identify the publications on specific criteria, mainly the relativity with the subject.
Findings: The findings indicated that social tourism entrepreneurship can have a high value for the tourist industry and a positive outcome for society and its sustainability. Three gaps were identified that need to be taken into consideration for future research.
Original/value of the paper: There is a need to examine the existing knowledge on social tourism entrepreneurship and to indicate how new knowledge can be created. The value of this research is that it can be used as grounds for future research.
Keywords: Sustainable Tourism, Social Tourism Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Systematic Review, Network, PICO framework.
Citation: Belias, D., Malik, S., Rossidis, I. and Mantas, C. (2022): The Impact of Social Tourism Entrepreneurship on Tourism Sustainability—A Systematic Review. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 595–615.