Recent Academic Papers
A discursive perspective on corporate social responsibility education
What is the role of discourses in CSR education? How discourses and their hegemonic position, permit or exclude particular conceptions of social responsibility? How can management education contribute to improving the ability of future business professionals
to transform old ways of organizing, managing and relating to their stakeholders?
The disruptive ‘other’? Exploring human-animal relations in tourism through videography
What are the potential and challenges of using video as a means to interpret and theorise on multispecies relations in tourism? How can videography contribute to better understanding the co-constructed relationship between humans and animals engaged in tourism activities?
‘Dig where you stand’: values-based co-creation through improvisation
What is the role of different stakeholders
and the knowledge and skills that they mobilize, produce, and reproduce in value co-creation in tourism? How the notion of value co-creation is intrinsically related to the values and narratives of entrepreneurs and the full range of stakeholders who are part of the co-creation process? What is the role of stakeholders in the co-creation of value associated with the idea of responsible tourism?
Promoting children-nature relations through play-based learning in ecotourism sites
How does play in ecotourism sites support children to learn “about” and “with” nature? How play-based learning can contribute to strengthening children-nature relationships? What is the role of storytelling in creating and disseminating the knowledge resulting from encounters between children and the natural world?
Human-Animal Relations in Business and Society: Advancing the Feminist Interpretation of Stakeholder Theory
Can animals be considered stakeholders? What is the role of human-animal relationships in shaping animal stakeholdership? How can nonhuman animals affect organizational operations through human-animal care relationships?
Struggles over CSR Meanings in Teaching Practices: The Case of Hybrid PBL
How can problem-based learning (PBL) contribute to creating learning spaces that support critical reflexive practice in CSR education? How social discourses, ideologies and power relations brought into the business classroom can be used as an opportunity to promote learning dialogues and relationships that include stakeholder voices usually silenced or neglected within a CSR teaching context?
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Recent Book Chapters
Animals as tourism stakeholders: Huskies, reindeer, and horses working in Lapland
If animals are tourism workers, can they also be tourism stakeholders? What is the role of human-animal relationships, social bonds, and emotions in shaping animal stakeholdership? How can ethics of care contribute to a relational understanding of stakeholder theory?
Understanding Luxury as an Embodied Experience in a Yoga Retreat Holiday
What is the relationship between the body and a luxury experience? What is the role of other bodies (fellow yogis and guests, yoga teacher), human-made environments and (yoga shala, hotel premises, and service, other service providers) as well as natural materialities (weather, sea, wind, nature) in the co-creation of luxury experiences?
Promoting Critical Reflexivity in Tourism Education through PBL
How can problem-based learning (PBL) support sustainability teaching in opening up opportunities for going beyond reflection to support critical reflexive practices? How can PBL help students to critically evaluate, analyze, and question the basic premises underlying contemporary tourism and hospitality practice?
Working Animals, Ethics and Critical Theory
How can the critical evaluation of our relationships with non-human animals in the workplace lead us to question not only our ethical responsibilities to those non-human creatures but also commonsensical understanding of our ethical accountability for other human beings?
Understanding performativity and embodied tourism experiences in animal-based tourism in the Arctic
How tourism experiences are lived, performed and co-created through the body? How do tourists engage with multiple stakeholders (employees, locals, animals and nature) in the creation of animal-based tourism experiences?
Co-Creating Places through Events: The Case of a Tourism Community Event in Finnish Lapland
How is place co-created through a community event? How is the co-creation of place negotiated between the different stakeholders? How does knowledge of a place shape the event? How does the meaning of the event to the community developed over time?
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Handbooks and Reports
Animal Welfare in Tourism Services
This handbook offers insights into the current situation of animal-based tourism in Finnish Lapland and an overview of practical examples and tips for supporting the welfare of sled dogs, reindeer, and horses. The handbook was produced in the “Animal Welfare in Tourism Services” -project (2016–2018).
Tourism Quality and Sustainability Programmes, Labels and Criteria in the Barents Region
The report provides a comprehensive overview of quality and sustainability certification systems, labels, programs, and similar tools used in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia. The report also offers recommendations for promoting more responsible tourism practices in northern Europe.
Barents Tourism Action Plan
The overall intention of this Barents Interregional Tourism Action Plan is to offer an overview of the state of the tourism industry in this Nordic region. By articulating the views, needs and demands of Barents entrepreneurs, the Action Plan aims to encourage policy makers in national ministries, government agencies and EU institutions to provide the resources and improve the conditions needed for promoting interregional tourism development.