Tourism and experiences
The research related to tourism and experiences has a multidisciplinary character, and focuses on different aspects of tourism. The research group includes economists, geographers, sociologists and staff with a multidisciplinary background.
The researchers participate in regional, national and international projects, teach courses, as well as disseminate to the public. Some projects are conducted in co-operation with the tourism industry.
The researchers are also involved in the PhD program in service innovation, and the research group includes several PhD-students.
The researchers (alphabetically):
Randi Bredvold: entrepreneurship, innovation, management
Monica A. Breiby: tourist behaviour, user-driven innovation, development of tourism experiences
Marit Engen: service innovation, employee-driven innovation, user-driven innovation, innovation processes
Inger Elisabeth Holen: service innovation
Hans Holmengen: experience economy, entrepreneurship, event management, image creation
Christian Krogh: further education, collaboration with enterprises about their educational needs, internationalisation
Gudbrand Lien: analysis of policy instruments, innovation and economic performance, modeling of uncertainty, econometric modeling
Anne Jørgensen Nordli: innovation in the tourism industry
Terje Onshus: analyses of economic impacts
Martin Rønningen: innovation in the tourism industry, destination development, destination image, holiday motivation
Terje Slåtten: services, emotion, creativity
Håvard Teigen: the rural tourism industry, tourism policy and analyses of policy instruments, innovation, entrepreneurship
Christer Thrane: tourists' expenditures, tourists' length of stays, econometric modelling, market segmentation
Even Tjørve: second homes, winter-resort tourism, national parks and protected areas, biogeography, macroecology, GIS and other quantitative tools