Tourism and Hospitality
Place and destination development is about communication, ie. marketing and brand building, and partly on development where focus is on understanding how actors in different ways make the site itself more (or less) attractive. We focus on urban issues, sustainable development, diversity, organization, social consequences, (digital and social) media's role and the relation to cultural heritage and popular culture.
The research on experience production focuses on individual tourism activities, such as, for example, hotels and festivals, and deals with aspects of leadership and innovation. We also focuse on lifestyle entrepreneurship and the new sharing economy. Research topics also include studies of visitor's consumption behavior, such as the use of digital media in decision making and value creation.
The research aims at contributing to an enriched scientific discussion in the form of providing a critical perspective on the tourist and tourism industry as well as providing knowledge that can be applied by stakeholders in the tourism industry. Both a historical and a future-oriented perspective on tourism and hospitality are thus an important part of the big picture.
Mia Larson (DBA, Associate Professor) – Convener and contact person
Erika Andersson Cederholm (PhD, Associate Professor)
Richard Ek (PhD, Associate Professor)
Christer Eldh (PhD, Senior Lecturer)
Lena Eskilsson (PhD, Senior Lecturer)
Elisabeth Högdahl (PhD, Senior Lecturer)
Katja Lindqvist (PhD, Associate Professor)
Fredrik Nilsson (PhD, Professor)
Jan-Henrik Nilsson (PhD, Associate Professor)
Stuart Reid (doctoral student)
Carina Sjöholm (PhD, Associate Professor)
Malin Zillinger (PhD, Senior Lecturer)