Patrick Brouder

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Patrick is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University, Canada, as well as an Associate Researcher at the Department of Tourism Studies and Geography, Mid Sweden University, Sweden. He also serves as Chair of the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers and is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He serves on the Steering Committee of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) and will co-organise IPTRN VI in Yukon, Canada, in 2018. He is a Consulting Editor for Tourism Geographies and an editorial board member of Polar Geography.

Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Patrick lived in Sweden from 2007 - 2013 and defended his PhD thesis titled 'Tourism Development in Peripheral Areas: Processes of Local Innovation and Change in Northern Sweden' in May 2013. He continues to conduct research in both Sweden and Canada. His Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017) focusses on the long-term evolution of the regional economy of Niagara, Canada, including the institutional and labour challenges facing the region today, with a particular focus on local tourism development. His research in Sweden is centred on the village of Jokkmokk and examines endogenous local development paths with a particular focus on new tourism entrepreneurship in the village.

Area of interest

- Evolutionary Economic Geography
- Tourism Studies
- Rural and Peripheral Development
- Polar Geography
- Geographical Political Economy

Current research

Tourism Destination Evolution: A new volume on tourism and evolutionary economic geography is now available from Routledge, co-edited with Salvador Anton Clave, Alison Gill, and Dimitri Ioannides. A full preview of the book is available here:

Journal of Rural and Community Development: special issue titled 'New Development Paths in the Sparsely Populated North' is underway, co-edited with Suzanne de la Barre and Doris Carson. Papers are currently under review and the issue will be finalised and freely available online in late 2017.

Niagara Tourism Development: in collaboration with Professors Chris Fullerton and Jeff Boggs, a major study of the long-term evolution of the Niagara Region's tourism economy is currently underway. A multi-method research programme is underway from January 2017.

IPTRN VI: the biennial meeting of the International Polar Tourism Research Network in Yukon, Canada, in June 2018, co-organised with Suzanne de la Barre. A community collaboration visit is set for Autumn 2017 including initial meetings with local stakeholders to develop their goals for the event.

Other information

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Articles in journals

Brouder, P. (2017). Evolutionary economic geography : reflections from a sustainable tourism perspective. Tourism Geographies, vol. 19: 3, pp. 438-447.  

Yazdanfar, D. , Abbasian, S. & Brouder, P. (2015). Business Advice Strategies of Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Sweden. Baltic Journal of Management, vol. 10: 1, pp. 98-118.  

Brouder, P. & Fullerton, C. (2015). Exploring Heterogeneous Tourism Development Paths : Cascade Effect or Co-evolution in Niagara?. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 15: 1-2, pp. 152-166.  

Brouder, P. , Karlsson, S. & Lundmark, L. (2015). Hyper-Production : a New Metric of Multifunctionality. European Countryside, vol. 7: 3, pp. 134-143.    

Almstedt, Å. , Brouder, P. , Karlsson, S. & Lundmark, L. (2014). Beyond Post-productivism : From Rural Policy Discourse To Rural Diversity. European Countryside, vol. 6: 4, pp. 297-306.    

Brouder, P. (2014). Evolutionary Economic Geography : A New Path for Tourism Studies?. Tourism Geographies, vol. 16: 1, pp. 2-7.  

Brouder, P. (2014). Evolutionary Economic Geography and Tourism Studies: Extant Studies and Future Research Directions. Tourism Geographies, vol. 16: 4, pp. 540-545.  

Brouder, P. & Ioannides, D. (2014). Urban Tourism and Evolutionary Economic Geography : Complexity and Co-evolution in Contested Spaces. Urban Forum, vol. 25: 4, pp. 419-430.  

de la Barre, S. & Brouder, P. (2013). Consuming Stories : Placing Food in the Arctic Tourism Experience. Journal of Heritage Tourism, vol. 8: 2-3, pp. 213-223.  

Brouder, P. & Eriksson, R. H. (2013). Tourism Evolution : On the Synergies of Tourism Studies and Evolutionary Economic Geography. Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 43: Oct, pp. 370-389.  

Brouder, P. (2012). Creative Outposts : Tourism's Place in Rural Innovation. Tourism Planning & Development, vol. 9: 4, pp. 383-396.  

Brouder, P. & Eriksson, R. H. (2012). Staying Power : What Influences Micro-firm Survival in Tourism?. Tourism Geographies, vol. 15: 1, pp. 125-144.  

Brouder, P. & Lundmark, L. (2011). Climate Change in Northern Sweden : Intra-regional Perceptions of Vulnerability among Winter-oriented Tourism Businesses. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, vol. 19: 8, pp. 919-933.  

Chapters in books

Brouder, P. (2016). Post-inscription Challenges : Renegotiating World Heritage Management in the Laponia Area in Northern Sweden. In World Heritage Sites and Tourism : Global and Local Relations. Routledge (Heritage, Culture and Identity). pp. 117-128.

Ioannides, D. & Brouder, P. (2016). Tourism and economic geography redux : evolutionary economic geography´s role in scholarship bridge construction. In Tourism destination evolution. Routledge. pp. 183-194.  

Brouder, P. , Clavé, S. A. , Gill, A. & Ioannides, D. (2016). Why is tourism not an evolutionary science? : Understanding the past, present and future of destination evolution. In Tourism destination evolution. Routledge (New directions in tourism analysis). pp. 1-18.

Müller, D. K. & Brouder, P. (2014). Dynamic development or destined to decline? : The case of arctic tourism businesses and local labour markets in Jokkmokk, Sweden. In Tourism Destination Development : turns and tactics. Farnham, UK : Ashgate. pp. 227-244.

Brouder, P. (2013). Embedding Arctic Tourism Innovation in ‘Creative Outposts’. In From Talk to Action : How Tourism is Changing the Polar Regions. Thunder Bay, Canada : Centre for Northern Studies Press. pp. 183-198.

Lundmark, L. , Brouder, P. , Fredman, P. & Müller, D. K. (2013). När friluftsliv blir naturturism. In Friluftsliv i förändring : resultat från ett forskningsprogram. Stockholm, Sweden : Naturvårdsverket (Naturvårdsverkets rapport). pp. 175-190.  

Collections (editor)

Brouder, P. (ed.) , Clavé, S. A. (ed.) , Gill, A. (ed.) & Ioannides, D. (ed.) (2016). Tourism destination evolution. Routledge (New directions in tourism analysis ).

Conference papers

Brouder, P. & Wall Reinius, S. (2016). Managing Tourism for Sustainable Local Development in Jokkmokk, Sweden. In Tourism, People and Protected Areas in Polar Wilderness. (RMF S-03-2016). pp. 36-  

Wall Reinius, S. & Brouder, P. (2014). Emerging sustainable tourism development in the arctic gateway of Jokkmokk, Sweden?. In International Polar Tourism Research Network IPTRN, 2014 : Polar Tourism Gateways: Past, Present and Future.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Brouder, P. (2013). Tourism Development in Peripheral Areas : Processes of Local Innovation and Change in Northern Sweden. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Östersund, Sweden : Mid Sweden University, 2013 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 147)    


Brouder, P. (2014). Tourism and Sustainable Community Development in Northern Sweden. Östersund, Sweden : (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2014:2).