Professor in Festival and Event Management
(2018). Special Issue: Grassroots Festivals and Place Making. Journal of Place Management and Development, 11(3),
Authors are editors of the special issue to Journal of Place Management and Development.
(2018). Special Issue: Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6),
Authors are guest editors of a special issue to the journal Event Management.
Kerr, G., & Amakobe, W. (2014). Dissemination of Solar Energy Technologies for Rural Electrification in Kenya – Challenges & Opportunities. African Centre for Technology Studies
Understanding the challenges and opportunities in the solar energy technology value chain is essential for key actors in order to disseminate these technologies for rural elec...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The aim of this project is to carry out a comparative study of the adaptation of destination organisations to their policy and operating environment in Scotland and Denmark with the view of identifyin...
Regionalism & cooperation in tourism- South Africa
Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
Lecturer in Festival and Event Management
Robertson, M., & Adams, A. (2019, July). The forward facing flaneur: a fresh look at information seeking for the beer festival attendee. Paper presented at Leisure Studies Association (LSA) 2019
Dӧrk, Carpendale and Williamson (2011) review the Flaneur (Baudelaire, 1863) in contemporary settings, positing the information flanuer as representing a new way of thinking a...
Robertson, M., & McLachie, J. (2019, May). Business Events - the application of design and transforming access. Paper presented at Atlas Business Tourism 2019 Special Interest Group Conference
This work introduces and critically reviews the changing notion of social responsibility in the behaviour and actions of Business Event provision and its management. In partic...
Lagiewski, R. M., Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2019). The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism education, 24, 211-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2019.03.005
Hospitality and tourism programmes have, over the recent decades, been involved in the delivery of their degrees in international locations through a variety of export models....
Newland, B. L., & Robertson, M. (2018). An Exploration of Tourists’ Perceptions of a Rural Mountain Bike Event. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 10(1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.18666/JASM-2017-V10-I1-8324
The natural attributes of rural locations are well suited to sport event tourism and can play a significant role in strategic tourism development in new markets. The purpose o...
Robertson, M., Yeoman, I., Smith, K. A., & McMahon-Beattie, U. (2015). Technology, society, and visioning the future of music festivals. Event management, 19(4), 567-587. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599515X14465748774001
Many music festivals fail because the experiences offered do not ensure relevance and meaning to the attendee. Engagement with new and virtual landscapes and with the enhanced...
Platt, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018). Guest editorial. Journal of Place Management and Development, 11(3), 262-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/jpmd-08-2018-131
Authors are guest editors of special issue of Journal to Place Management and Development.
Kerr, G. (2011). Sing ’til you’re grinning: community choirs versus football teams
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LYNCH, P. (2001). Home and commercialized hospitality. In In Search of Hospitality, 100-117. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-7506-5431-9.50010-x
We others who have long lost the more subtle of the physical senses, have not even proper terms to express an animal's inter-communications with his surroundings, living or ot...
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...