Anders Nordvall

Universitets-/Högskoleadjunkt |Assistant lecturer


Employed since 2009 at Mid Sweden University. Started as a project assistant and then became a doctoral student and university lecturer.

Also has experience as a youth leader, as well as arranging and evaluating events.

Has a Bachelor Degree in Tourism Studies, a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Human Geography.

Area of interest

Planned events and event tourism. Focus on how periodic events and festivals develop, including the design, organization and evaluation of events.


Working on a thesis that deals with understanding development processes for periodic events and how such processes can be affected relative to design, organization and evaluation.

Teaching and tutoring

Design, planning, organization, marketing and evaluation of events. Event tourism, event development and event impacts. Service design, project management and tourism entrepreneurship.


Articles in journals

Nordvall, A. & Brown, S. (2020). Evaluating publicly supported periodic events : the design of credible, usable and effective evaluation. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, vol. 12: 2, pp. 152-171.    

Nordvall, A. & Heldt, T. (2017). Understanding hallmark event failure : A case study of a Swedish music festival. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. 8: 2, pp. 172-185.    

Nordvall, A. (2016). Organizing Periodic Events : A Case Study of a Failed Christmas Market. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 16: 4, pp. 442-460.  

Nordvall, A. , Pettersson, R. , Svensson, B. & Brown, S. (2014). Designing events for social interaction. Event Management, vol. 18: 2, pp. 127-140.    

Getz, D. , Svensson, B. , Pettersson, R. & Gunnervall, A. (2012). Hallmark events : Definition, goals and planning process. International Journal of Event Management Research, vol. 7: 1/2, pp. 47-67.  


Nordvall, A. & Wallstam, M. (2016). Utvärdera festivalbesökare och deras upplevelser. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2016: 1).  

Grundén, A. , Gunnervall, A. & Zampoukos, K. (2009). Världscupen i Skidskytte & Jamtli Julmarknad 2008 : Utvärdering. Östersund : Etour (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2009:20).  

Pettersson, R. & Gunnervall, A. (2008). Skidskytte-VM 2008 : Effekter av Vinterfestivalen och Biathlon 2008. Östersund : ETOUR (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2008:19).  

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