Kai Kronenberg



B.Sc. Business Administration, transport and logistics (University of Applied Science Nürtingen-Geislingen)
M.Sc. Tourism Studies (Mid-Sweden University)
Ph.D. Tourism Studies, focus tourism economics (Mid-Sweden University)


Tourism economics, tourism and event impact analysis, regional socio-economic development

Teaching and tutoring

Tourism Management and Economics, Quantitative Methods, Destination Development


Articles in journals

Wallstam, M. & Kronenberg, K. (2022). The Role of Major Sports Events in Regional Communities : A Spatial Approach to the Analysis of Social Impacts. Event Management, vol. 26: 5, pp. 1025-1039.  

Kronenberg, K. & Fuchs, M. (2022). The socio-economic impact of regional tourism : an occupation-based modelling perspective from Sweden. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, vol. 30: 12, pp. 2785-2805.    

Kronenberg, K. & Fuchs, M. (2021). Aligning tourism's socio-economic impact with the United Nations' sustainable development goals. Tourism Management Perspectives, vol. 39, pp. 1-12.    

Kronenberg, K. , Fuchs, M. & Lexhagen, M. (2018). A multi-period perspective on tourism’s economic contribution : A regional input-output analysis for Sweden. Tourism Review, vol. 73: 1, pp. 94-110.  

Kronenberg, K. , Fuchs, M. , Salman, K. , Lexhagen, M. & Höpken, W. (2016). Economic effects of advertising expenditures – a Swedish destination study of international tourists. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 16: 4, pp. 352-374.  

Chapters in books

Kronenberg, K. & Fuchs, M. (2024). The Socio-economic impact of regional tourism : an occupation-based modelling perspective from Sweden. In A sustainable tourism workforce : Current issues. New York : Routledge.  

Conference papers

Fuchs, M. & Kronenberg, K. (2023). Assessing tourism’s contribution to build a circular economy : A case from Sweden. Paper presented at the ATLAS Annual Conference 2023, Quality of Life: Health, Tourism and Climate, Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, October 10-13, 2023

Kronenberg, K. & Fuchs, M. (2023). Socio-economic impacts of tourism : Transitions to justice in tourism employment. Paper presented at the 12th edition of the AsTRES multidisciplinary conference - Tourism and transitions, Tahiti, French Polynesia, 2-4 November, 2023

Kronenberg, K. & Fuchs, M. (2022). Tourism’s socio-economic impact: A justice perspective. Paper presented at the Critical Tourism Studies 9, Menorca, Spain, 27 June-1 July 2022

Kronenberg, K. & Fuchs, M. (2021). Tourism's socio-economic contribution : A UN SDG perspective. In Accelerating the progress towards the 2030 SDGs in times of crisis. Östersund : . pp. 1274--1275.

Wallstam, M. & Kronenberg, K. (2019). Evenemangseffekter : Lärdomar av två VM. Paper presented at the Almedalsveckan, Almedalen, Visby, 30 juni-7 juli, 2019

Kronenberg, K. , Fuchs, M. & Lexhagen, M. (2019). Socio-economic effects of tourism : An occupation-based modelling approach from Sweden. In BOOK OF ABSTRACTS : Critical tourism studies.

Wallstam, M. & Kronenberg, K. (2019). Sports events and regional development : Lessons from a “World Championships Region”. In The Diversity of Leisure : Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) 14th Biennial Conference. Dunedin :

Kronenberg, K. & Fuchs, M. (2017). A dynamic perspective on tourism economic impacts : A regional Input-Output analysis for Jämtland – Sweden. In Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference, European Chapter, Angers, France, 25-28 April.

Höpken, W. , Ernesti, D. , Fuchs, M. , Kronenberg, K. & Lexhagen, M. (2017). Big data as input for predicting tourist arrivals. In Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2017 : Proceedings of the International Conference in Rome, Italy, January 24-26, 2017. Cham : . pp. 187--199.  

Ankre, R. , Ioannides, D. & Kronenberg, K. (2017). Opportunities and Challenges for Accessibility to Outdoor Recreation in an Urban Environment : A Case Study of Östersund, Sweden. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) June 19-22, 2017 in Umeå, Sweden

Fuchs, M. , Kronenberg, K. , Kühne, S. & Rieder, B. (2016). Human-Resource-Management as Driver behind Employee Satisfaction and Organisational Performance : A Causal Analysis from the Tyrolean Hotel Sector. In Inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv : Book of abstracts – FALF 2016.  

Kronenberg, K. , Fuchs, M. & Lexhagen, M. (2014). Economic Impact of Tourism : The process of research design for the Jämtland Region. Paper presented at the Conference on Statistics and Analysis in Tourism – Challenges and Cases, Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, November 10-11 2014

Kronenberg, K. , Fuchs, M. & Salman, K. (2013). Economic Effects of Advertising : A Swedish Destination Study of International Tourists. Paper presented at the Advanced Research Workshop in Tourism Economics, 6-7 June 2013, Coimbra, Portugal

Doctoral theses

Kronenberg, K. (2022). New perspectives on socio-economic impacts of tourism : A study on the distributive effects of tourism and events on regional employment and income. Dis. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2022 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 373)  

Licentiate theses, monographs

Kronenberg, K. (2019). A quantity-quality framework for measuring the regional socio-economic impact of tourism : The case of Jämtland Härjedalen. Lic. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2019 (Mid Sweden University licentiate thesis : 163)  


Pettersson, R. , Kronenberg, K. & Wallstam, M. (2023). En guide till turismekonomiska utvärderingar av evenemang. Östersund : Mid Sweden University (Populärvetenskapliga serien / European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) 2023:1).  

Kronenberg, K. & Fredman, P. (2022). Ekonomiska effekter från turism i skyddad natur : En metodbeskrivning. Mid Sweden University (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2022:1).    

Wallstam, M. , Kronenberg, K. & Pettersson, R. (2019). Socio-Economic Impacts of Major Sports Events : An Analysis of the 2019 Alpine and Biathlon WorldChampionships in Sweden. Östersund : Mid Sweden University (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2019:3).  

Ankre, R. , Kronenberg, K. & Ioannides, D. (2017). Möjligheter och utmaningar för tillgänglighet till friluftsliv och naturupplevelser : En fallstudie om Östersunds kommun. Östersund : Mid Sweden University (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2017:3).  

Ankre, R. & Kronenberg, K. (2015). Buller och tystnad i Jämtlandsfjällen : Upplevelser av intressemotsättningar bland turskidåkare och snöskoteråkare. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2015:6).  

Kronenberg, K. , Lexhagen, M. & Fuchs, M. (2014). Ekonomiska spridningseffekter inom turism : Forskningsöversikt och praktiska metoder,. (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2014:4).  

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