Kai Kronenberg

Doktorand|Doctoral Student

  • Professional title: Doctoral Student
  • Department: Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism (EJT)
  • Telephone: +46 (0)10-1427907
  • Email: kai.kronenberg@miun.se
  • Visitor address: Kunskapens väg 4
  • Room number: A313
  • Location: Östersund
  • Research centers: ETOUR
  • Employee in the subject: Tourism Studies


My research encompasses the socio-economic effects of tourism, with the focus on jobs and income on the regional level. As the tourism industry is not only limited to the hotel sector but rather comprises of a variety of different products and services, it typically requires specific tools and models to estimate tourism’ total economic contribution to the region.

The purpose of the thesis is to elaborate on the aggregated (and often uncritically reported) figures on the economic impact of tourism, in order to gain a better understanding of the actual quality of these jobs and the income created and maintained from tourism. Accordingly, the thesis aims towards a framework for a comprehensive study on the socio-economic impact of tourism on the regional level.


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. (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. (2021). The socio-economic impact of regional tourism : an occupation-based modelling perspective from Sweden. Journal of Sustainable Tourism,    

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.  

Conference papers

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.

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

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)  


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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