Regional Tourism Development using Linear Programming and Vector

Stephanos Karagiannis
Technological Educational Institute of
Lamia

Dimitrios Apostolou
Technological Educational Institute of
Lamia 

Abstract :
This paper describes a linear programming formulation and vector analysis which aims at presenting an evaluation of the available tourism forms of Dirfis area as part of a greater development planning for altering the tourism development in the area. The target of the present paper is to investigate the contribution of three different tourism forms (conference, ecotourism and pilgrim) in the local tourism economy given the available resources. The model introduced is a LP maximization model under the constraints of cost and space allocation.  The final results of the model indicate an overall contribution to profits only of two tourism forms (conference and pilgrim) hence ecotourism is criticized from the model as unprofitable.  read more
 
Keywords: Linear Programming (LP), vector analysis, tourist forms, tourism development 

REGIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CONVERGENCE, 1950-2007: Some Empirical Evidence

Georgios Karras*
University of Illinois at Chicago
March 2010

                                                                                                                   
Abstract:

This paper investigates and compares the experience of several geographic regions with economic growth and convergence in income per capita.  Income per capita is correlated positively with saving rates and negatively with population growth rates, though the explanatory power of these two variables varies by region.  The empirical findings are broadly supportive of conditional convergence at an estimated average annual rate that has ranged from 0.8% in Europe to 1.7% in Asia.  It is also shown that the speed of convergence is far from constant over time: it has been steadily falling in the OECD and the Americas, but steadily increasing in Asia. JEL classification: O40. read more

Keywords: Solow Growth Model, Economic Growth, Convergence.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SHRINKAGE OF ATENQUIQUE DECLINACION DEL DESARROLLO AMBIENTAL Y ECONOMICO DE ATENQUIQUE

Jose G. Vargas-hernandez, M.B.A.; Ph.D.
Departamento de Mercadotecnia y Negocios Internacionales Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas U de G. Periferico Norte 799 Edificio G-306 Zapopan, Jalisco

Abstract:

This paper focuses on the environmental and economic shrinkage impact it has had the transfer of  ownership from state owned Paper Mill Company to a corporate private ownership as an effect of the ongoing economic process of globalization, after the industrial boom of the paper mill during the second half of the last Century. The paper also focuses on how the employees of this Paper Mill Company live and how they have been affected by globalization and how they feel about their paper mill’s new corporate owners. The methodology used was descriptive and exploratory. A sample of ten workers at the Company who lived in Atequique was chosen for an interview. The town of Atentique was settled and grew up in terms of population, social and economic development in the same way that the Industrial Company of Atenquique did during the period when the company was property of by the Mexican State. After the Company has been privatized, the town started declining and shrinking in these three variables. The impact on the environmental and economic development has initiated the shrinking and declining of Atenquique but also of the surrounding cities and towns.

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Key words: Atenquique, environmental development, economic development. Shrinkage, neoliberal model, globalization.