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Müller, D. K. (Ed.). (2019). A research agenda for tourism geographies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent years, tourism geographies have developed into a vibrant field of research at the intersection of geography and tourism studies. The book presents a unique collection of individual research agendas aiming to inspire the pursuit of new avenues of research. Although there have been arguments to apply post-disciplinary perspectives within tourism research, this book highlights the interest and potential of tourism geographers to contribute to a geographical tradition and influence the future content of geography as a discipline.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. p. 166
Series
Elgar Research Agendas
Keywords
tourism, tourism geographies, future, research agenda
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157905 (URN)10.4337/9781786439314 (DOI)9781786439307 (ISBN)9781786439314 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-05 Created: 2019-04-05 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Müller, D. K. (2019). An evolutionary economic geography perspective on tourism development in a remote ski resort: the case of Tarnaby/Hemavan in the Swedish mountains. In: Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson (Ed.), Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between (pp. 137-157). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An evolutionary economic geography perspective on tourism development in a remote ski resort: the case of Tarnaby/Hemavan in the Swedish mountains
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between / [ed] Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson, Cham: Springer, 2019, p. 137-157Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Inspired by Evolutionary Economic Geography (EEG), this chapter examines tourism development in a remote mountain resort in northern Sweden. The destination Tärnaby/Hemavan is characterized by its remote location, limited accessibility and small population. Tourism is based on alpine skiing and multiple attempts have been made over the past decades to develop the destination. The entry of a large external tourism enterprise raised expectations for a greater variety of tourism products at offer, but it turned out that a major interest of the enterprise was to increase returns on investments from alpine lift infrastructure, creating frustration and antagonism among small-scale local stakeholders. The chapter demonstrates that EEG with its concepts of path dependence, as well as the role of exogenous versus endogenous forces in new path creation, is a useful lens for understanding how remote resort destinations evolve and what sorts of conflicts may emerge as part of this process. It is also shown that the remote spatial context characterised by issues around distance decay, scale of development, and dependence on external factors imposes certain constraints on destination development and governance that may not be experienced in resorts further south or closer to urban centres.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
Keywords
Tourism, destination development, periphery, evolutionary economic geography, Sweden
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157909 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8_8 (DOI)9783030119492 (ISBN)9783030119508 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-05 Created: 2019-04-05 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Rantala, O., de la Barre, S., Granås, B., Jóhannesson, G. T., Müller, D. K., Saarinen, J., . . . Niskala, M. (2019). Arctic tourism in times of change: Seasonality. Copenhagen
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2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: , 2019. p. 76
Series
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2019:528
Keywords
Arctic, tourism, seasonality, Nordic countries, labour market, place
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158668 (URN)10.6027/TN2019-528 (DOI)978-92-893-6154-5 (ISBN)978-92-893-6156-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Arctic Tourism in Times of Change
Funder
Nordic Council of Ministers
Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, L. & Müller, D. (2019). Coping with second home tourism: responses and strategies of private and public service providers in western Sweden. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(16), 1958-1974
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2019 (English)In: Current Issues in Tourism, ISSN 1368-3500, E-ISSN 1747-7603, Vol. 22, no 16, p. 1958-1974Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Second homes have increasingly gained academic attention, not least within tourism research. Nevertheless, most studies have addressed the topic from the perspective of the second home owners, highlighting issues such as motivation for second home ownership, use patterns, geographical location, and meanings of second homes. Even the impacts of second homes have mainly been addressed as the accumulated outcome of their owners’ decisions. Hence, second homes have mainly been conceptualized as personal/family projects. Relatively little research has been done on the ways local communities cope with second home tourism. This is the departure point for this paper, with the purpose of analysing coping strategies among public and private stakeholders regarding second home tourism. It is argued that communities have various ways of coping, ranging from resistance to resource utilization. The proposed conceptual framework is empirically applied to the case of the Swedish West Coast. In an interview survey of public and private service providers, different strategies are identified. The results of the survey indicate that second home owners are increasingly seized on as a resource that can be utilized for business development. Ultimately, institutional preconditions imply that second homes remain a challenge for local municipalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
second homes, tourism impacts, community, coping, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145194 (URN)10.1080/13683500.2017.1411339 (DOI)000481930700003 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 251- 2007-2042
Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2019-09-10Bibliographically approved
Halkier, H., Müller, D. K., Goncharova, N. A., Kiriyanova, L., Kolupanova, I. A., Yumatov, K. V. & Yakimova, N. S. (2019). Destination development in Western Siberia: tourism governance and evolutionary economic geography. Tourism Geographies, 21(2), 261-283
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2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 261-283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tourism development has often been identified as a tool for balancing negative effects of economic restructuring, especially in peripheral regions. Tourism-based activities often utilize the availability of abundant nature, but although most English language studies of destination development are presented from western contexts, examples from post-Soviet Russia are rare. Western Siberia is a periphery with access to natural resources and heavy industrialization but remotely located from domestic (Russian) and international markets, where tourism is often considered a saviour, especially for the regional economies. Stakeholders in this Russian resource periphery face challenges in managing governance and cooperation in destinations development due to frequent institutional, economic and social changes. Using evolutionary economic geography and based on primary sources and interview data, tourism development and stakeholder relations are assessed in three Western Siberia regions: Tomsk, Kemerovo and Altai Krai. Findings show that for tourism to make a significant contribution, it must be more central to the economic development agenda in all three regions. However, it is currently only achieving a permanent high-profile in one of them, being crowded out by other (mostly primary) industries in the other two. Although the specific tourism governance set-up varies between the three regions, it is clear that public tourism governance still sits somewhat uneasily between state control and the market economy. Tourism receives substantial public subsidies, especially in large-scale investment projects, which depend on federal support within a governance system where decentralization seems to be somewhat limited and unstable. As a result, the tourism path development in the Siberian periphery is highly dependent on state intervention and success in other sectors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Tourism destination development, destination governance, path dependency, Russian Federation, Siberia
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-159079 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1490808 (DOI)000466168000004 ()
Available from: 2019-05-20 Created: 2019-05-20 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Müller, D. K. (2019). Från renskötsel till turism: om att försörja sig på samisk turism i Sverige. In: Sandra Wall-Reinius och Susanna Heldt Cassel (Ed.), Turismen och resandets utmaningar: (pp. 135-154). Stockholm: Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från renskötsel till turism: om att försörja sig på samisk turism i Sverige
2019 (Swedish)In: Turismen och resandets utmaningar / [ed] Sandra Wall-Reinius och Susanna Heldt Cassel, Stockholm: Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi , 2019, p. 135-154Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Turismutveckling har länge betraktats som ett sätt att skapa alternativa inkomstkällor för urfolk i hela världen. Detta gäller inte minst i perifera områden där endast få andra inkomstkällor finns tillgängliga. Idén har också importerats till Europa och Sverige. Sametinget här vid upprepade tillfällen välkomnat turism som en samisk näring. Förväntningar på turismutveckling omfattar i detta sammanhang inte bara ekonomiska aspekter utan turism ses också som en möjlighet att förmedla kunskap om den samiska kulturen till allmänheten. Att utveckla samisk turism har dock visat sig vara komplext och idéer om turismutveckling som en integrerad del av en omstrukturering av näringslivet i Norra Sverige är svåra att tillämpa eftersom motiven för att engagera sig inom turism inte enbart är ekonomiska. Istället argumenteras det i detta kapitel att samisk turism måste ses som en del av ett system i vilket olika aktörers förväntningar på samisk turism men också geografiska förutsättningar och begränsningar spelar en viktig roll för att förstå varför eller varför inte samisk turism utvecklas. Empiriskt bygger kapitlet på ett större forskningsprojekt som dels baserats på kvantitativa data men också på analyser av dagspress samt intervjuer med samiska turismaktörer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi, 2019
Series
Ymer, ISSN 0044-0477 ; 139
Keywords
Turism, samer, samisk turism, regional utveckling, Sapmi, geografi
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158669 (URN)9789198215052 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Marjavaara, R., Müller, D. K. & Back, A. (2019). Från sommarnöje till Airbnb: en översikt av svensk fritidshusforskning. In: Sandra Wall-Reinius och Susanna Heldt Cassel (Ed.), Turismen och resandets utmaningar: (pp. 53-77). Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi
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2019 (Swedish)In: Turismen och resandets utmaningar / [ed] Sandra Wall-Reinius och Susanna Heldt Cassel, Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi , 2019, p. 53-77Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, 2019
Series
Ymer, ISSN 0044-0477:139 ; 139
Keywords
Fritidshus, turism, Sverige, kulturgeografi
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158305 (URN)9789198215052 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-23 Created: 2019-04-23 Last updated: 2019-05-21Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, P. A., Westin, K. & Müller, D. K. (2019). Great expectations of studying abroad: Exchange students from Umeå University, Sweden. In: Michael Allison (Ed.), Exploring the opportunities and challenges of international students: (pp. 99-124). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
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2019 (English)In: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of international students / [ed] Michael Allison, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2019, p. 99-124Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate students’ expectations and experiences when studying abroad. A group of outbound exchange students at Umeå University, Sweden, were surveyed before and after the experience of studying in a foreign country. The study is based on a panel of 57 students, who answered one questionnaire prior to leaving for studies abroad and another after six months when most had returned to Sweden. Overall, the students were satisfied with their stay abroad. While the findings are partly in line with previous studies – the students expected to develop their language skills, learn more about another culture, develop as a person, and use the experience as a merit in their future career – this study also showed that in some aspects their perception of studying abroad changed. Perceptions that changed between the questionnaires concerned courses not being offered at Umeå University, more courses being available abroad than at home, and change of environment; the students appreciated this change more than they had expected. Moreover, the willingness to work abroad after finishing the studies was assessed lower upon the return home after the time abroad. Swedish outbound exchange students can be characterized as participants in horizontal mobility, as they expect a foreign higher education institution (HEI) to be of similar quality as their home university, thus emphasizing personal development more than academic achievement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2019
Series
Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
Keywords
outbound students, student mobility, experiences and expectations, follow-up, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158999 (URN)978-1-53616-242-4 (ISBN)978-1-53616-241-7 (ISBN)
Note

Originally included in thesis in manuscript form.

Available from: 2019-05-16 Created: 2019-05-16 Last updated: 2019-08-23
Müller, D. K. (2019). Infusing tourism geographies. In: Dieter K. Müller (Ed.), A research agenda for tourism geographies: (pp. 60-70). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2019 (English)In: A research agenda for tourism geographies / [ed] Dieter K. Müller, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, p. 60-70Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Tourism geographers usually claim that tourism matters. Besides being 'one of the largest industries on earth', it is sometimes claimed that tourism matters for many other realms of life. However, reading a number of critical accounts of the status of tourism geographies, it seems that tourism geographers have difficulties to convince fellow geographers and other scientists about the importance of tourism research. At the same time tourism geographers are influential in the wider field of tourism studies. Against this background I ask whether we do anything wrong as an academic community, and what we should do differently. It is further argued that large part of tourism studies never, at least not in a comprehensive manner, moved away from merely being a field of study focusing a single industry, despite ambitions of not doing it. Hence, the tourism industry and increasingly also tourism as practice have been the focus of tourism research. This can be justified, but as scientific practice it fails to necessitate the attention of other scholar. It is further argued that tourism geographies in fact are appreciated within tourism research since they at least attempt to see tourism as integrated part of other development or phenomenon. Examples are the tourism – climate change nexus, or the role of tourism within regional development. However in order to move forward and realize the full potential of tourism geographies, I argue, it is necessary to change the object of study. Instead of researching tourism, we should engage in studying regional development, climate change, urban and rural change, and economic geography and at the same time highlight tourism as an integrated agent of change. This shift from treating tourism as a study object towards using tourism as perspective on all kinds of societal development, an infusion of tourism geographies into other fields of research, opens new alleys for tourism research and, as I see it, offers exiting ways of utilizing our knowledge on tourism and mobility for explaining geographical change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019
Keywords
tourism, tourism geography, geography, publishing
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157908 (URN)9781786439307 (ISBN)9781786439314 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-05 Created: 2019-04-05 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Müller, D. K. (2019). Introduction to a research agenda for tourism geographies. In: Dieter K. Müller (Ed.), A research agenda for tourism geographies: (pp. 1-6). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2019 (English)In: A research agenda for tourism geographies / [ed] Dieter K. Müller, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, p. 1-6Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The introduction provides a short overview on the role of future projections such as research agendas for future scientific endeavors. This is done in relation to the restructuring of geography departments and the outsourcing of tourism geographies to other institutional contexts. Furthermore the chapter provides a summarizing overview of the chapters included in the book.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019
Keywords
Tourism geography, tourism
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157906 (URN)9781786439307 (ISBN)9781786439314 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-05 Created: 2019-04-05 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Projects
*INVISIBLE* POPULATIONS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE: ASSESSING RELATIONSHIPS OF SECOND HOME USERS TO RURAL AREAS IN SWEDEN [2007-2042_Formas]; Umeå UniversityBack in Time? The Revivial of Mining and its Impacts on Endogenous Regional Development [2008-01961_VR]; Umeå UniversityCoping with *invisible* populations? How do rural municipalities manage impacts of second home ownership? [2013-808_Formas]; Umeå UniversityThe Creation of Culinary Spaces in Sweden: On the Importance of Fine Dining Restaurants for Regional Development Platforms and the Establishment of Linkages between Rural Food Producers and Consumers [2015-1444_Formas]; Umeå University
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