Co-creation has become a buzzword in many social science disciplines, in business and in tourism studies. Given the prominence of co-creation, surprisingly little discussion has evolved around its implications for research practices and knowledge production as well as what challenges there are for fulfilling the promise of co-creation in tourism research.

This book aims to contribute to this discussion by addressing how tourism research comes together as a collaborative achievement and by exploring different ways of collaborative knowledge production in tourism research. It is structured to offer, on one hand, an introduction to the ontological basis for collaborative research and, on the other hand, a set of empirical examples of how collaborative knowledge creation can inform tourism design, management, policy and education.

The theoretical accounts and empirical cases of this book display how research collaborations can offer modest, local yet often impactful insights, traces and effects. It therefore will be of value for students, researchers and academics in tourism studies as well as the wider social sciences.

chapter 2|13 pages

Balancing values

Co-creation in and out of academia

chapter 3|15 pages

Collaborative becoming

Exploring tourism knowledge collectives

chapter 4|16 pages

Making matter in the midst of things

Engaging with tourism imponderables through research

chapter 6|23 pages

Participatory landscape designing

The case of Murter Island, Croatia

chapter 7|15 pages

Bridge-builders, scouts and ‘idiots’

Exploring topologies of tourism student collaboration

chapter 10|15 pages

Knowing the aquatic other

Unleashing Blackfish

chapter 11|17 pages

Stories of hope?

Journeys in the dark European Arctic

chapter 12|5 pages

Towards a collaborative manifesto

Configurations of tourism knowledge co-creation