A Theoretical Approach to the Institutional Context of the Environmental Management Policies of Andaluzian Golf Courses

Alfonso Vargas Sánchez, Francisco Riquel Ligero


In recent years the number of golf courses in
the Autonomous Community of Andalusia
(Spain) has increased exponentially. This
sport has become one of the products
with greater importance in tourist offer
of Andalusia, with signifi cant economic
impact in this territory. That is why there
is a social debate about the environmental
consequences of golf courses, in an attempt
to reconcile economic development and
respect for the natural environment. This
debate has led to the generation of a highly
institutionalized context that directly affects
the environmental protection policies of
such organizations. This paper aims to
analyze the context and key practices derived
from it.


Institutional Theory, Golf, Tourism, Environmental Care, Institutional Context.

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