Main goals

  • Emphasize that the safeguarding of territorial assets (cultural and natural) with latent value for innovation contributes to the sustainable development of low-density territories; 
  • Contribute to the development of human and social capital in the process of sustainable economic growth and inclusive well-being;
  • Identify the main drivers of successful innovation in low-density territories that can boost internationalization;
  • Understand the implications (obstacles and benefits) in the digital transition of rural tourism destinations;

Theoretical and Conceptual Structures

  • Resource Dependency Theory; 
  • Theory of cumulative attraction; 
  • Theory of rurality;
  • Cognitive linguistics.

Methodological Approaches

  • Content analysis;
  • Analysis of social networks;
  • Multivariate exploratory analysis;
  • Spatial analysis and modeling.

Main Contributions

  • Co-design of governance policies; 
  • Design destination marketing strategies;
  • Promote active aging and the well-being of local communities.