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Researcher: Ooi, CS (Professor Can Seng Ooi)

Fields of Research

Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Cultural Studies
Studies of Asian Society
Environment Policy
Urban and Regional Planning
Political Science
Asian Cultural Studies
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Tourism Marketing
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Comparative Government and Politics
Urban Sociology and Community Studies

Research Objectives

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

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Accentuating complexity and ambiguity: Dialogism and its methodological implications; Tourism Methodologies - New Perspectives, Practices and Proceedings
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
Digital social construction of a tourist site: Ground Zero; Tourism Social Media: Transformations in Identity, Community and Culture
Education and becoming an artist: Experiences from Singapore; Careers in Creative Industries (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies)
Global aspirations and local talent: the development of creative higher education in Singapore; The International Journal of Cultural Policy
Manufacturing green consensus: Urban greenspace governance in Singapore; Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective
Paradoxes of city branding and societal changes; City Branding: Theory and Cases
Poetics and politics of the European Capital of Culture Project; Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Subjugated in the creative industries : the fine arts in Singapore; Culture Unbound
The Danish welfare model and the 'Singapore Inc' model; Changing Tides and Changing Ties - Anchoring Asia-Europe Relations in Challenging Time
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 truth of the crowds: social media and the heritage experience; The Cultural Moment in Tourism (Advances in Tourism)
Tourism policy challenges: Balancing acts, co-operative stakeholders and maintaining authenticity; The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism
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
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
“Creativity Unbound – Policies, Government and the Creative Industries; Culture Unbound

Research Projects

Hard-Truth Tourism (HTT): Tourism in the Anthropocene; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Tracking trail users' movement in the Skane region of Sweden using the Tracer technology

Research Candidate Supervision