I am a PhD student within the field of service studies. I hold a Masters' degree in Business Administration with tourism as a special field, from the Department of Service Management (2004).
The aim of my dissertation is to study how culinary networks can be used as a tool in destination development, and more specifically how culinary networks are formed and managed. The study is conducted through a case study, investigating the Culinaria/Matrundan network in Österlen in Southeastern Scania.
Focus lies on describing the network and its operations, as well as identifying the tensions that emerge when such networks are established as a part of the regional tourism profile. Aspects such as global vs. local, inclusion/exclusion, and power formation and division are investigated.
The prjoect is financed by Sparbanksstiftelsen and is a part of the research project Nature, culture, tourism and business development in Scania, which is conducted by Erika Andersson Cederholm and Johan Hultman.
Folke, J., Östrup, J. and Gössling, S. (2006) Ecotourists' choice of transport modes, in: Gössling, S. (ed.) Ecotourism in Scandinavia. Lessons in Theory and Practice. London: CA Publishing.