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Cover for Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute: background.

In this chapter, we examine the importance of softwood lumber production to Canada's economy and provide a brief history of the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute and its resolution on various occasions using U.S. countervailing and anti-dumping duties, export taxes or various types of quota...

Author(s)
Kooten, G. C. van; Nelson, H.; Mokhtarzadeh, F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of tourism.

This chapter discusses some concepts and tools in macroeconomics and microeconomics that are most relevant to tourism. One of the most fundamental concepts is the nature of tourism as an economic activity. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism as a demand-side activity, that is, something...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241488)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transforming places.

This chapter discusses the difference between place and destination and discusses a number of ways to ensure that tourism places flourish (namely, through regulation, taxation, intervention, and collaboration). The chapter also briefly discusses how tourism can support biomimicry and rewilding.

Author(s)
Smith, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394194)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ten years to achieve transformational change: the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025.

The world has formulated an ambitious agenda foreseeing to eliminate all forms of malnutrition and achieving sustainability targets. This agenda is described in various globally agreed documents: the 2030 Agenda, the outcome documents of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and...

Author(s)
Oenema, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Representation without taxation.

This chapter describes how the large cruise corporations pay relatively little tax in the USA, yet still manage to be a major lobby group. Strategies used by the cruise industry to influence policies and decision makers include using the media and professional lobbyists, providing campaign...

Author(s)
Klein, R. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646084)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mass tourism and the environment: issues and dilemmas.

This chapter evaluates the issues and dilemmas of mass tourism's relationship with the natural environment. The discussion covers: the reciprocal relationship between tourism and climatic stability and ecosystem services; incremental and cumulative resource usage in tourism; the commons and...

Author(s)
Holden, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648545)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to managing risk and uncertainty.

This chapter is devoted to farm decision making under risk and uncertainty. It discusses how to measure and describe risk and uncertainty, and why a decision maker should allow for risk and uncertainty in decision making. Different management options for reducing risk and uncertainty are discussed, ...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Leisure living in the Alps.

This chapter discusses the challenges of the lodging industry in alpine regions where the increasing demand for second homes, often only used for a few weeks each year, may produce negative impacts for the resort in the form of temporary (or cold) beds. The chapter explores new ideas and models in...

Author(s)
Kogler, A.; Boksberger, P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644608)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural cooperative development in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

The agricultural service cooperative is a means for incorporating small farmers into value chains that include larger downstream middlemen, processors, markets and grocery chains. This chapter describes the development of agricultural service cooperatives in the large wheat producing countries of...

Author(s)
Sedik, D.; Lerman, Z.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The economics of tourism.

One of the first topics addressed in this chapter is the nature of an 'industry' and the related question of whether tourism can be considered to be an industry. This leads into concepts such as commodities and the challenges of measuring the economic magnitude of tourism and its contributions to...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642970)
Type
Book chapter

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