29 August 2019

Scientific achievements resulting from my PhD time at the University of Groningen, Netherlands (2012-2016)

Early 2017, I was given an award for the outstanding paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. I consider this a major scientific achievement, recognizing my scientific contribution to the literature on place branding. Researching the theoretical linkage between place branding and strategic spatial planning, through content analysis of strategic plans and policy documents was a ground-breaking approach in place branding studies, and the award reflects this. It demonstrates my methodological skills in collecting and analysing data through content analysis, a data collection method I intend to use in my future research.

Oliveira, E. (2015) Place Branding in Strategic Spatial Planning: A Content Analysis of Development Plans, Strategic Initiatives and Policy Documents for Portugal 2014-2020, Journal of Place Management and Development, 8(1): 23–50. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JPMD-12-2014-0031 

The scientific paper ‘Constructing Regional Advantage’ is currently listed as one of the most frequently read article published in Regional Studies, Regional Science with 9,488 views (last update on 29.08.2019). I consider this to be a major scientific achievement. This is because it highlights the scientific impact and societal relevance of my work on place branding. 

It demonstrates my capacity for embracing interdisciplinary research and exploring the theoretical and empirical linkages between concepts or approaches across different scientific fields. In this case, the concept of constructing regional advantage, an economic geography concept, was investigated for its possible interrelationships with place branding across administrative border regions. In my view, the interdisciplinar exploration of fields of inquiry highlights my scientific curiosity and my ability to observe phenomena from different points of view, collecting and analyzing the data in impactful and meaningful scientific outputs.  

Oliveira, E. (2015)​​​​​ Constructing Regional Advantage in Branding the Cross-border Euroregion Galicia-Northern Portugal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2(1): 340348. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2015.1044020

28 August 2019

New book: Experiencing Persian Heritage: Perspectives and Challenges

Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781787548138
Author: Antónia Correia/Metin Kozak/Ana Isabel Rodrigues
Publication Date: 06-Sep-2019
Additional Information:

Number of Pages: 418
Table of Contents: Introduction. Sociocultural Contexts 
PART I. Contextual setting 
Chapter 1. Tourism in Iran: A Political Economy Perspective; Rahim Heydari Chianeh, Seyedeh Khadijeh Rezatab Azgoomi, Behnam Kian 
PART II. Taxonomies and typologies of cultural and heritage tourism 
Chapter 2. Heritage Tourism in Iran: An Historical Perspective; Maria Isabel Roque, Maria João Forte 
Chapter 3. Encounters with Iranian Culture: A Critical Incident Approach in Tourism; Samira Zare, Philip L. Pearce 
Chapter 4. Cultural Heritage in Tourism Strategy: Insights from Iran; Minoo H. Esfehani 
PART III. Visitors' perceptions of heritage setting and cultural attractions 
Chapter 5. Savoring Persian Travel: Analyzing Iranian Tourists' Memories; Philip L. Pearce, Zohre Mohammadi
Chapter 6. Host-Guest Relations: Cultural Tourists in Iran; Andres Artal-Tur, Noelia Sánchez-Casado, María Isabel Osorio-Caballero 
Chapter 7. Kandovan Troglodyte Village: A Functioning Cultural Heritage Experience; Martin Gannon, Renzo Cordina, Sean Lochrie, Babak Taheri, Fevzi Okumus 
Chapter 8. Effects of Museum Visits on Adolescents Motivations and Satisfaction; Mercede Shavanddasht 
PART IV. Emerging means of promotion and management 
Chapter 9. The Meaning of Hospitality in Iran; Javaneh Mehran 
Chapter 10. A Textual and Visual-Based Exposition of Iran as a Destination; Ana Isabel Rodrigues, Vahid Ghasemi, Antónia Correia, Metin Kozak 
Chapter 11. Social Media and Hotels in Iran: Online Reputation of Hotels in Booking.com; María de la Cruz del Río-Rama, Claudia Patricia Maldonado-Erazo, José Álvarez-García, Ramiro Leonardo Ramírez-Coronel 
Chapter 12. Authenticity and Innovation: The Future of Tourism in Iran; Fabio Carbone, Neda Torabi Farsani, Peyman Seyeddi, Anahita Malek  
PART V. Image of Iran and competitive positioning 
Chapter 13. The Impact of Branding on Tourists' Satisfaction and Loyalty in Iran; Zanete Garanti, Shiva Ilkhanizadeh, Philip Siaw Kissi 
Chapter 14. Satisfaction and Destination Loyalty in Heritage Sites of Shiraz; Shiva Hashemi, Shaian Kiumarsi, Azizan Marzuki, Behnaz Babaei Anarestani 
Chapter 15. Residents' Apathy and Heritage Tourism Development; Vahid Ghasemi, Giacomo Del Chiappa, Antónia Correia 
Chapter 16. A Holistic Analysis of the Second Home Tourism Impacts in Caspian Sea Region of Iran: From Host Communities Perspective; Habib Alipour, Hamed Rezapouraghdam, Bazar Hasanzade 
Chapter 17. Islamic and Halal Tourism in Iran: Towards New Horizons; Rahim Heydari Chianeh, Behnam Kian, Seyedeh Khadijeh Rezatab Azgoomi 
Conclusion. The Agenda for the Future of Tourism in Iran

Special issue in European Planning Studies Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies

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