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Researcher: Ooi, CS (Professor Can Seng Ooi)

Fields of Research

Impacts of Tourism
Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Tourism Marketing
Studies of Asian Society
Environment Policy
Cultural Studies
Comparative Government and Politics
Social Policy
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Political Science
Tourism Management
International Relations
Hospitality Management
Urban and Regional Planning
Asian Cultural Studies
Arts and Cultural Policy
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Industrial Relations
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Education Systems
Social Change
Communications and Media Policy

Research Objectives

Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Cultural Understanding
International Relations
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Hospitality Services
Arts and Leisure
Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Communication Across Languages and Culture
Urban Land Policy
Education and Training
The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
Government and Politics
Tourism Infrastructure Development
Recreational Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Accentuating complexity and ambiguity: Dialogism and its methodological implications; Tourism Methodologies - New Perspectives, Practices and Proceedings
Asian tourists and cultural complexity: implications for practice and the Asianisation of tourism scholarship; Tourism Management Perspectives
Auto-Communicating Micro-Orientalism: Articulating ‘Denmark’ in China at the Shanghai Expo; Asia Europe Journal
Awkward encounters and ethnography; Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management
Branded as a World Heritage city: The politics afterwards; Place Branding and Public Diplomacy
Brilliant to pedestrianise area
Bring everyone along
Chinese tourists: Getting them here and making everyone happy; Tourism Tracer: West Coast Presentations
Chinese Travelling Overseas and Their Anxieties; Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism
Comparing Children's University Tasmania and Asia-Malaysia
Creative Heritage: Melaka and Its Past; Creative Districts around the World : Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Bairro Alto
Creativity Unbound – Policies, Government and the Creative Industries; Culture Unbound
Cultural Tourism; The SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy
Dare to Dream: Comparative Lessons on Building Cultural Capital from Children’s University Tasmania and Children’s University Asia-Malaysia
Destination Marketing; The SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy
Digital social construction of a tourist site: Ground Zero; Tourism Social Media: Transformations in Identity, Community and Culture
Editorial; International Journal of Tourism Cities
Education and becoming an artist: Experiences from Singapore; Careers in Creative Industries (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies)
Examining the Variety of Contexts for Creativity
Failed economic adventures have big impact here
From third world to first world: tourism, food safety and the making of modern Singapore; Food Tourism in Asia
Global aspirations and local talent: the development of creative higher education in Singapore; The International Journal of Cultural Policy
Global City for the Arts: Weaving Tourism into Cultural Policy; The State and the Arts in Singapore: Policies and Institutions
In search of Nordicity: how new Nordic cuisine shaped destination branding in Copenhagen; Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism
Indigenisation of scholarship: go native but don't be naive; CAUTHE 2019: Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality and Events in a Disruptive Digital Age
Intercultural management; The SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy
Leveling the Playing Field? Building Cultural Capital through Learning Destinations; XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology
Manufacturing green consensus: Urban greenspace governance in Singapore; Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective
Moral limits of the market: The impossibility of balanced tourism development; CAUTHE 2017: Time For Big Ideas? Re-thinking The Field For Tomorrow
Paradoxes of city branding and societal changes; City Branding: Theory and Cases
Playful learning? An extreme comparison of the Children’s University in Malaysia and in Australia; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching (JALT)
Poetics and politics of the European Capital of Culture Project; Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Politics of postdisciplinary knowledge: Lessons from a study of the Anthropocene; 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches
Production and consumption of stories, images and fantasies: heritage, screen and literary tourism; Annals of Leisure Research
Researching Chinese tourists on the move; Journal of China Tourism Research
Researching Chinese tourists on the move; Journal of China Tourism Research
Singapore: creating an ever-changing place product; The Place Economy
Sky's the limit: interview with Simeon Thomas-Wilson
Soft power, tourism; Encyclopedia of Tourism
Subjugated in the creative industries: the fine arts in Singapore; Culture Unbound
Sustainable tourism, progress, challenges and opportunities: an introduction; Journal of Cleaner Production
Sustainable tourism, progress, challenges and opportunities: an introduction; Journal of Cleaner Production
The artrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore: Enabling and inhibiting the creative economy; Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia
The Children's University Tasmania: the transformative power of tourism; Justice and Ethics in Tourism
The Danish welfare model and the 'Singapore Inc' model; Changing Tides and Changing Ties - Anchoring Asia-Europe Relations in Challenging Times
The global art city; The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies
The making of copy-cat city: Accreditation tactics in place branding; Branding Chinese Mega-Cities: Policies, Practices and Positioning
The overseas constituency; Voting in Change: Politics of Singapore’s 2011 General Election
The political economy of tourism: Job polarization, equity and resistance; TASA Conference 2018: Precarity, Rights and Resistance
The truth of the crowds: social media and the heritage experience; The Cultural Moment in Tourism (Advances in Tourism)
Tourism boom and hotel investment lauded by industry, but some fear Tasmania's natural charm under threat: Interview with Natalie Whiting
Tourism must be a way of life
Tourism policy challenges: Balancing acts, co-operative stakeholders and maintaining authenticity; The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism
Tourism, cultural and the transformational power of education: lessons form the Children's University Tasmania; CAUTHE 2018 Get Smart Paradoxes and Possibilities
Tourism, cultural capital and the transformational power of education: Lessons from the Children’s University Tasmania; CAUTHE Annual Conference 2018
Tourism, Place Branding and the Local-Turn in Food: The New Nordic Cuisine/ Tourismus, Place Branding und die Hinwendung zu lokalen Produkten: Die New Nordic Cuisine; Culinary and Wine Tourism Conference 2015
Tourism, Place Branding and the Local-Turn in Food: The New Nordic Cuisine/Tourismus, Place Branding und die Hinwendung zu lokalen Produkten: Die New Nordic Cuisine; Kulinarischer Tourismus und Weintourismus: Culinary and Wine Tourism Conference 2015
Turn tourism to our advantage

Research Projects

Dare to Dream: Comparing experiences and learnings from Children's University in Malaysia and Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Hard-Truth Tourism (HTT): Tourism in the Anthropocene; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Review of Arts and Cultural programs delivered by Clarence City Council
Tracking trail users' movement in the Skane region of Sweden using the Tracer technology - Phase 1

Research Candidate Supervision