ŠKAPA, Radoslav. Reverse logistics as sustainable tool in tourism industry: Scope and motivation. European Journal Of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation. Peniche: ESTM - Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar, 2014, vol. 5, No 1, p. 139-158. ISSN 2182-4916.
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Original name Reverse logistics as sustainable tool in tourism industry: Scope and motivation
Authors ŠKAPA, Radoslav (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition European Journal Of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation, Peniche, ESTM - Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar, 2014, 2182-4916.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50600 5.6 Political science
Country of publisher Portugal
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14560/14:00073751
Organization unit Faculty of Economics and Administration
Keywords in English reverse logistics; reverse flows; sustainability; exploratory research
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Changed by Changed by: doc. Ing. Radoslav Škapa, Ph.D., učo 10072. Changed: 11/10/2014 08:09.
The paper deals with activities labeled as reverse logistics (RL). It is generally accepted that RL plays an important part in greening of companies, because the aim of RL is to retrieve value from reverse flows (such as products scraps, production waste, packaging, returned products, etc.) that would otherwise be lost. RL covers activities like recycling, remanufacturing, or repairing to close the loop of material flows in a supply chain. Hundreds of papers were published on RL, but just tiny quantity of them focused on service industries. What is important, the largely intangible character of service products in tourism calls for modification of concepts used in RL, as majority of its concepts and models were suggested within manufacturing context. Thus, the papers’ aim is to analyze the specifics of RL in tourism industry. It focuses on the question what the reverse flows in tourism consists of – what are their tangible as well as intangible elements. In the second step it discusses the factors and the motives specific for tourism that shape RL in this industry. The presented findings are a part of an exploratory-descriptive research focusing on the approach of companies to RL in Czech Republic and are based on collected data for 87 firms operating in tourism and travel-related services (hotels, restaurants, travel agencies).
GA13-14704S, research and development projectName: Řízení zpětných toků jako prostředek tvorby hodnoty
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Reverse Flows Management as a Means of Value Creation
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