Jamie Thompson

jamie thompson

Dr Jamie Thompson

Lecturer

Biography

Jamie is a Lecturer in Marketing at Edinburgh Napier University. He is the Research Lead for the Marketing Group and a member of The Business School's Research Degrees Committee. Jamie completed his PhD at Heriot-Watt University exploring volunteer communities in Kenya and Cambodia. Jamie's current research focuses on the impact of new technology on consumers.

His ongoing projects are studying esport marketing, gambling marketing, and the well-being of people in virtual environments. He has published in a number of internationally recognised journals such as Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, European Sport Management Quarterly, and International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Jamie lectures on areas of social media marketing, marketing management in practice, and teaches research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. If interested in pursuing a Research Degree at Edinburgh Napier please get in touch.

Research Groups

Esteem

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board for Tourism Management Perspectives

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Final Five for Scopus’s Biannual Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2020
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

 

Media Activity

  • Author at the World Economic Forum
  • Author at The Conversation

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • European Marketing Academy
  • Member of Academy of Marketing
  • Member of the British Sociological Association

 

Date


12 results

A Guide To Abductive Thematic Analysis

Journal Article
Thompson, J. (2022)
A Guide To Abductive Thematic Analysis. Qualitative Report, 27(5), 1410-1421. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2022.5340
Thematic analysis is an increasingly popular method for analysing qualitative data within the social sciences. Current guides for conducting thematic analysis promote the meth...

Developing esport tourism through fandom experience at in-person events

Journal Article
Thompson, J., Taheri, B., & Scheuring, F. (2022)
Developing esport tourism through fandom experience at in-person events. Tourism Management, 91, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2022.104531
Tourism research has yet to consider the growing esport sector. Through a mixed-method research design, we employ the theoretical lens of fandom to examine what online and exp...

Volunteer tourism fields: spaces of altruism and unsustainability

Journal Article
Thompson, J. (2022)
Volunteer tourism fields: spaces of altruism and unsustainability. Current Issues in Tourism, 25(5), 779-791. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2021.1887824
Drawing upon research from six volunteer projects in Cambodia, this paper explores the volunteer host community as a ‘space’ that has its own rules and normalized ways of beha...

Generating Socially Responsible Events at Ski Resorts

Journal Article
Taheri, B., & Thompson, J. (2020)
Generating Socially Responsible Events at Ski Resorts. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 91, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102695
This study examines how ski resorts can manage events that are sustainable, while also balancing the needs of consumers and local workers. Using a mixed-method approach, quant...

Capital deployment and exchange in volunteer tourism

Journal Article
Thompson, J., & Taheri, B. (2020)
Capital deployment and exchange in volunteer tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 81, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.102848
This paper draws upon Bourdieusian literature to examine how capitals are exchanged between stakeholders in volunteer tourism settings. Through exploratory interviews at schoo...

Self-expression and play: can religious tourism be hedonistic?

Journal Article
Lochrie, S., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Curran, R., Gannon, M. J., Taheri, B., …Yalinay, O. (2019)
Self-expression and play: can religious tourism be hedonistic?. Tourism Recreation Research, 44(1), 2-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2018.1545825
Using data collected from 538 Iranian tourists undertaking the religious pilgrimage of Umrah (i.e., voluntary travel to the holy city of Mecca at any time throughout the year)...

Servicescape and shopping value: the role of negotiation intention, social orientation, and recreational identity at the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, Turkey

Journal Article
Yalinay, O., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Curran, R., Gannon, M. J., Lochrie, S., …Thompson, J. (2018)
Servicescape and shopping value: the role of negotiation intention, social orientation, and recreational identity at the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, Turkey. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 35(9), 1132-1144. https://doi.org/10.1080/10548408.2018.1475277
This paper examines the influence of negotiation intention, recreational shopper identity, and social shopping orientation on both servicescape and visitors’ overall shopping ...

An examination of initiation rituals in a UK sporting institution and the impact on group development

Journal Article
Thompson, J., Johnstone, J., & Banks, C. (2018)
An examination of initiation rituals in a UK sporting institution and the impact on group development. European Sport Management Quarterly, 18(5), 544-562. https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2018.1439984
Research question: This study investigates the impact of initiation rituals on group development. Through the application of chaos theory, we examine how the trajectory of tea...

The traditional marketplace: serious leisure and recommending authentic travel

Journal Article
Curran, R., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Gannon, M. J., Lochrie, S., Taheri, B., …Yalinay, O. (2018)
The traditional marketplace: serious leisure and recommending authentic travel. Service Industries Journal, 38(15-16), 1116-1132. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2018.1432603
Services reliant on revenue generated from tourism are often beholden to how authentic visitors perceive their offering to be. From a managerial perspective, this is exacerbat...

Negotiation, bargaining, and discounts: generating WoM and local tourism development at the Tabriz bazaar, Iran

Journal Article
Thompson, J., Baxter, I. W. F., Curran, R., Gannon, M. J., Lochrie, S., Taheri, B., & Yalinay, O. (2018)
Negotiation, bargaining, and discounts: generating WoM and local tourism development at the Tabriz bazaar, Iran. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(11), 1207-1214. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2017.1396294
This paper examines the effects of negotiation intention, bargaining propensity, and discount satisfaction on word-of-mouth (WoM) behaviours for tourists visiting Tabriz bazaa...

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