The Indonesian tourism industry under crisis: a Bourdieuan perspective on social boundaries among small-scale business owners

Julie E. Ferguson, Heidi Dahles, Titi Susilowati Prabawa

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Abstract

This study investigates how small-scale business owners in the Indonesian tourism industry seek to overcome the consequences of multiple crises, over a 10-year period. Taking a Bourdieuan perspective, the authors emphasize the context-dependency and quality differences of various forms of capital, and explain how these differences are manifested in boundary work aimed at overcoming major adversity. It is argued that social, economic and cultural capital contributes differently to small-scale business owners’ resilience, either spanning or setting developmental boundaries. This furthers understanding of how small-scale business owners cope with social boundaries and generate innovative opportunities for the development in the aftermath of crises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-191
Number of pages21
JournalAsia Pacific Business Review
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2017

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Keywords

  • Boundaries
  • Bourdieu’s theory of practice
  • Indonesia
  • small-scale business
  • social capital
  • tourism

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In: Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 15.03.2017, p. 171-191.

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