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Business Model Innovation for Sustainability. Highlights from the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Department of Economic, University of Molise, Via Francesco De Sanctis, 1, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
Department of Mechanics, Mathematics & Management, Polytechnic University of Bari, Via Amendola, 126/b, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Sustainability 2019, 11(1), 212;
Received: 24 December 2018 / Accepted: 27 December 2018 / Published: 4 January 2019
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In this paper, we introduce the themes addressed and the approaches used in this Special Issue to investigate the relationship between business model innovation and sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industry. After presenting the topics under investigation, we briefly discuss how the articles in the collection allow to unveil firms’ approaches used to innovate their business model focusing upon sustainable practices and goals. Therefore, by offering multiple perspectives of analysis, this Issue increases our comprehension and understanding of which sustainable strategies companies may adopt to compete in the tourism and hospitality sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; business model; innovation; hospitality; tourism sustainability; business model; innovation; hospitality; tourism
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Presenza, A.; Messeni Petruzzelli, A.; Natalicchio, A. Business Model Innovation for Sustainability. Highlights from the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Sustainability 2019, 11, 212.

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