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A Business Creation in Post-Industrial Tourism Objects: Case of the Industrial Monuments Route

Department of Organization and Management, Institute of Economy and Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Sustainability 2019, 11(5), 1451; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051451
Received: 12 February 2019 / Revised: 26 February 2019 / Accepted: 1 March 2019 / Published: 8 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marketing for Sustainable Tourism)
The aim of this article is to discuss the basic types of business transformations identified in post-industrial heritage sites in the context of changes in business models. The basis for this analysis is the research carried out in 2017 in 42 post-industrial tourism objects, in the Industrial Monuments Route (IMR) largest in Poland, that is a part of European Route of Industrial Heritage. The analysis of historical changes and the documentation of objects, within the Industrial Monuments Route, made it possible to identify three transformation types in business models of these objects. The post-production organization model can be considered the most popular scheme on the analyzed route. It concerns an enterprise or cultural institution, that previously was a production or extraction plant and currently services tourists only. Although these objects were not designed with tourists in mind, they perfectly fulfill this function due to the presented transformations. View Full-Text
Keywords: post-industrial tourism; The Industrial Monuments Route; business models post-industrial tourism; The Industrial Monuments Route; business models
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Szromek, A.R.; Herman, K. A Business Creation in Post-Industrial Tourism Objects: Case of the Industrial Monuments Route. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1451. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051451

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Szromek AR, Herman K. A Business Creation in Post-Industrial Tourism Objects: Case of the Industrial Monuments Route. Sustainability. 2019; 11(5):1451. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051451

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Szromek, Adam R., and Krzysztof Herman. 2019. "A Business Creation in Post-Industrial Tourism Objects: Case of the Industrial Monuments Route" Sustainability 11, no. 5: 1451. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051451

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