Tourism carbon Kuznets-curve hypothesis: a systematic literature review and a paradigm shift to a corporation-performance perspective

Papavasileiou, Emmanouil F and Tzouvanas, Panagiotis (2021) Tourism carbon Kuznets-curve hypothesis: a systematic literature review and a paradigm shift to a corporation-performance perspective. Journal of Travel Research, 60 (4). pp. 896-911. ISSN 0047-2875

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Abstract

Since the introduction of the carbon Kuznets-curve hypothesis in the mid-1990s, the inverted U–shaped relationship between economic development and carbon emissions has remained a subject of debate in the social sciences. We engage tourism research in this debate, in a fourfold manner. First, we offer a systematic literature review concerning the role of tourism in the carbon Kuznets-curve hypothesis using a protocol-based reporting process. Second, we present the level of consensus with the carbon Kuznets-curve hypothesis and the conceptual gaps in the identified literature (n = 22). Third, we introduce an emerging concept, offering a novel tourism corporate/performance orientation to the carbon Kuznets-curve hypothesis. Fourth, we provide evidence of empirical validity using different econometric techniques from an international tourism corporation (n = 86) data set (2005–2018). The inverted U–shaped relationship between measures of economic and carbon performance among tourism corporations is a robust result under many different specifications.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: climate change, carbon emissions
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Accounting and Finance
Research Centres and Groups: Quantitative International Finance Network
Depositing User: Panagiotis Tzouvanas
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 07:06
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2021 15:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/91166

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