José-Carlos García-Rosell is a Senior Lecturer of Responsible Tourism Business at the University of Lapland, Finland, and Adjunct Professor in Tourism at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. He is the Director of the Master's degree program "Tourism, Culture, and International Management" (TourCIM) and a Member of the executive board of the doctoral program "Changing World and Arctic Sustainability" at the University of Lapland.
José-Carlos serves as an editorial member of Business & Society and The Finnish Journal of Tourism Research. He is also a panel member of the Finnish Publication Forum (JUFO), a member of the advisory council of Fanimal, and a founding member of the Lapland Responsible Tourism Network. He is the principal investigator of the action area “Responsible Tourism Planning for Sustainable Business and Economies” which is part of the Academy of Finland's profiling research project “Balanced Tourism: Responsible Tourism Planning”.
Fields of Work
José-Carlos works in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Business Ethics, and Responsible Management Education. Adopting a discursive and stakeholder perspective, he explores conceptual frameworks and methodologies that help work towards more responsible business practices in tourism. His current research agenda builds on these fields and comprises four main areas: human-animal relations, sharing economy, responsible tourism experiences, and experiential learning.
His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Management Learning, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Geographies, Tourism Recreation Research, and Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism. He has also written several chapters for books published by Routledge, Palgrave McMillan, Springer, and DeGruyter.
José-Carlos gained a master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, a licentiate's degree in marketing from the Oulu Business School, and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Lapland.
He has certificates in pedagogical studies (University of Lapland), international project management (Lapland University of Applied Sciences), and sustainability evaluation (Vienna University of Economics and Business/International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University). He also holds a diploma in tour guiding.