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Lebanon Mountain Trail Association: Aiming for Sustainability
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In December 2016, the president of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) was getting ready for a board of directors meeting during which the members had to vote on whether to hire an executive director—a first for the association. If hired, the association would face a new financial hurdle that could threaten its sustainability. The LMTA was a non-profit mountain trail association that was implementing socially responsible tourism practices on and around a 470 kilometre trail. The association was struggling to sustain itself financially, to protect and maintain the trail, and to secure the succession of its board.
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This case can be used in a strategic management, sustainable tourism management, or non-profit strategy course at the undergraduate or graduate level. It gives students an opportunity to do the following:
  • Scan the external environment of the LMTA—the natural, societal, and task environment—with an emphasis on stakeholders.
  • Assess the LMTA's internal environment using Porter’s Five Forces.
  • Analyze the LMTA's governance system and suggest improvements.
  • Understand the challenges of non-profit organizations, which strive to create an impact by going beyond the goal of making profit.
  • Identify different sustainability issues and the most important factors that allow an organization to survive.
  • Formulate appropriate strategies and alternatives for the LMTA and a plan for implementing them.
General Management/Strategy,  International
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Lebanon, Small, 2016
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