Effects of tourism-related cooperatives on community development in Appalachia

dc.contributor.authorMcGehee, Nancy G.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairFlora, Cornelia B.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairFuller, Theodoreen
dc.contributor.committeememberFlora, Jan L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberUysal, Muzafferen
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:39:08Zen
dc.date.adate2009-06-23en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:39:08Zen
dc.date.issued1994en
dc.date.rdate2009-06-23en
dc.date.sdate2009-06-23en
dc.description.abstractRising poverty rates, increases in joblessness, and the depletion of traditional means of livelihood (such as agriculture and large industry), are all forces working to diminish the ability for the rural Appalachian to make a living (Appalachian Regional Commission, 1993). Many rural development professionals interested in cultivating new options are including the concept of the cooperative as a tool for economic development. However, there is some controversy over whether the cooperative form of organization is an optimal method of economic development for rural America. The same had been said about tourism as a contributor to economic development. This thesis uses case study analysis to examine three current cooperatives and their contributions to the community, using a Weberian lens of formal versus substantive rationality. Results indicated a tentative relationship between amount and type of contributions of the tourism-related cooperative organization and type of rationality for its existence.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentvi, 103 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-06232009-063350en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06232009-063350/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43444en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.M3479.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 32711437en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.M3479en
dc.subject.lcshCommunity development -- Appalachian Regionen
dc.subject.lcshRural development -- Appalachian Regionen
dc.subject.lcshTourism -- Appalachian Regionen
dc.titleEffects of tourism-related cooperatives on community development in Appalachiaen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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