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dc.contributor.authorMisodi, Roy
dc.description.abstractThe compliance burden problems encountered by small and medium size enterprises can be grouped into; Administrative cost- for example, processing and filing compliance forms. Capital cost-investment in equipment and facilities required for the activities. Indirect and efficiency cost- reduced productivity and innovation arising, for example, as a consequence of regulation (Ministry of Economic Development, 2006). The aim of this study is to propose solutions to compliance burdens within the adventure tourism industry in New Zealand, by first identifying which regulatory practices impose the greatest burden to small and medium sized enterprises in the industry. My research objectives are transformed to research questions, which guide the entire study. In addition, the research was conducted making use of the qualitative approach. A total of 10 interviews were conducted and covered land, water and air based activities. The data collecting method involved conducting an interview made up of 10 questions. After analysing the findings, the researcher concluded that complying with regulations is an issue within the adventure tourism sector in Queenstown in New Zealand. This is further hampered by jurisdictional split across the diverse agencies. To handle such shortcoming, the information gap has to be addressed so as to facilitate dissemination of information to all stakeholders within the sector. In addition,providing better managerial skills within the sector through government training schemes and free business advice to operators within the sector is recommended. Moreover, a common standard can be introduced across the sector by establishing guidelines for risk, during emergency while handling clients, staff, equipment, administering basic first aid and monitoring. The result of this research is expected to produce a picture of the prevailing nature of issues raised in the studies to all concerned stakeholders.en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectadventure tourismen_NZ
dc.subjectQueenstown (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectcompliance costsen_NZ
dc.subjecttourism managementen_NZ
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)en_NZ
dc.titleA best practice for small to medium enterprises in the adventure tourism sector to effectively manage regulatory compliance in Queenstown in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Businessen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150603 Tourism Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMisodi, R. (2012). A best practice for small to medium enterprises in the adventure tourism sector to effectively manage regulatory compliance in Queenstown in New Zealand. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalSimpson, Ken
unitec.advisor.associatedNewlands, Ken
unitec.institution.studyareaManagement and Marketing

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