PhD Projects

Save favourite 14 Dec December 2015

Here you can read about the different PhD projects at ETOUR.

Supply of nature-based tourism

Lusine Margaryan, focuses nature-based tourism supply in Sweden, including its characteristics , social and economic impacts, influence of the right of public access, commodification om nature experiences as well as other practical aspects and theoretical foundations of nature-based tourism.

For more information, contact Lusine Margaryan.

Local strategies, new identities and tourism
Solène focuses her research on the social complexities of using tourism as a form of livelihood in rural as well as idealist spaces. The themes she explores relate to the different strategies and identities adopted by particular stakeholder groups, such as craft-artists and eco-village residents, to benefit from rural and volunteer tourism.

For more information, contact Solene Prince.

Seasonality and work in the tourism sector

Anna Gudmundsson Hillman's thesis is about work in seasonally operated businesses. The research focuses on what motivates people to work seasonally, despite the prevailing working conditions and work content in seasonal hotel and restaurants, and also on how job satisfaction arises.

Fore more information, contact Anna Gudmundsson Hillman.

Event experiences and Event design

Anders Nordvall's Phd project is within the area of event experiences and event design. The focus for the work is social experiences and surprises, and how events can be designed for these experiential dimensions.

For more information, contact Anders Nordvall.

Knowing the visitor in planning – conflicts and zoning in Swedish coastal areas

Rosemarie Ankres thesis includes two case studies, Blekinge and Luleå archipelagos, where I have conducted several questionnaire surveys and interviews. Because of the sensitive nature and culture areas, the Swedish archipelagos become arenas for a variety of different stakeholders, whose needs, interests and experiences in some cases go in different directions. This may cause conflicts of, for example, conservation, accessibility, usage, development and management of the coastal landscapes. Noise is especially investigated in my work. To be able to introduce tourism and outdoor life better in the Swedish comprehensive plans, it is important to be able to identify but also handle these conflicts. Zoning is thereby analyzed as a potential management tool in Swedish coastal areas.

For more information, contact Rosemarie Ankre.