Ioanna Farsari

Ioanna Farsari
Dalarna University · School of Technology and Business Studies

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January 2009 - December 2012
Hellenic Mediterranean University
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (18)
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Tourism education has matured from vocational to more liberal education while current trends underline the importance of critical studies and the shift of curricula to more action-oriented forms of education and citizenship education. However, a gap can be noticed between theory and practice in the development of pedagogy for sustainable tourism. T...
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Governance and complexity have increasingly become subjects of interest within research on sustainable tourism. Governance has been marked by a turn to more corporatist and networked policymaking structures. At the same time, the use of the concept of complexity in research on tourism destinations and governance is gaining momentum in an effort to...
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Working with Swedes is a book written by my colleagues Carin Nordström, Ioanna Farsari, Xiaoyun Zhao and myself. It provides insights into the everyday work-life of Swedish people, describing Swedish social codes at work with the help of entertaining illustrations. If you are Swedish, this book will provide an outsider’s view of how common behavio...
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Ο Συλλογικός αυτός Τόμος, αποτελεί μια συστηματική προσπάθεια καταγραφής και χαρτογράφησης των Ελλήνων Επιστημόνων οι οποίοι εμπλέκονται ακαδημαϊκά, εκπαιδευτικά και ερευνητικά στον επιστημονικό χώρο του Τουρισμού και της Τουριστικής Ανάπτυξης. Είναι όμως και μια προσπάθεια αναλυτικής διερεύνησης και ανάδειξης των κυριότερων θεματικών πεδίων των ερ...
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There is a growing body of literature arguing for the need to examine sustainable tourism and policies for sustainable tourism within complexity theory. Methods which are particularly developed to study complex problems are needed in order to move from conceptualization and theory to understanding and operationalization of the complexity underpinni...
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Sustainable tourism is a malleable concept which needs to be operationalized for successful implementation. Policies based on firm conceptualizations are needed in order to put sustainable tourism into practice. The present research develops a conceptual model to support sustainable tourism policy making. It brings together, into a single model, kn...
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Indicators have evolved as a very useful tool for implementing sustainable development, evaluating progress made and illustrating concepts and parameters involved. In this paper indicators' characteristics, functions, advantages and pitfalls are presented. An overview of international efforts for indicators development is following presenting the t...
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The paper discusses a study of policies for sustainable tourism developed at all four policy making levels in Greece using a complex systems approach. Complexity was examined between policy issues i.e. the elements constituting policy considerations. The mental models of policy makers were elicited, built and analyzed by applying appropriately deve...
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Cognitive mapping has been a well known method for the elicitation, representation and analysis of implicit knowledge. Ontologies on the other hand have come into focus during the last decade to formalise, make explicit and machine-readable implicit knowledge. Nevertheless very few studies have examined the joint use of these two methods to improve...
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Sustainable tourism and related policies have been an understudied topic within a Mediterranean context despite an increasing number of studies published during the last few years on Mediterranean tourism. This paper explores policies for sustainable tourism development and potential interrelationships between policy considerations. Such policies h...
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In a relatively short time after the appearance of the sustainability notion in the tourism field, it has become the common reference point in any public policy announcement. However, it remains largely undefined what constitutes sustainable tourism development. Relevant literature although rich in case-specific studies in different contexts, lacks...
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Tourism is one of the economic sectors in which interest has been raised to frame it within the context of sustainable development. Nonetheless, there is a lack of a solid framework for sustainable tourism practices and how these practices can be implemented. This is even more apparent in the case of Mediterranean destinations where mass tourism is...
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The topic of the present research is the pilot estimation of sustainable tourism indicators for the Municipality of Hersonissos in Crete. Indicators definition is based on the principles of sustainable development. Data sources, their format and functionality as well as limitations imposed by them regarding indicators estimation, are elements of th...
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ABSTRACT Sustainable tourism is a recent concept used to reflect the need for a comprehensive analysis and management of tourism both as business and experience. However, this should not be the ,only consideration. Tourism is actually one part of the ,effort to achieve,overall sustainable development. Already ,developed ,resorts are facing saturati...
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The use of information systems has long been introduced in the tourism industry resulting in a number of changes in the supply and the demand chain of the tourist product. However, their potential in tourism planning and policy making has rather been neglected. Information systems to assist decision making are even less apparent in the case of mana...

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The goal of this project is to understand how tourists create experiential value out of a forest-based experience, and how is such experience value mediated by co-creation, experience facilitators (e.g. guides and interpretation material) and mobile connectivity. The proposed research design will involve a triangulation of qualitative data able to encompass the integrity of the experience consumption. Semi-structured interviews, netnography, as well as participant observation will be implemented in selected case areas in Sweden and Norway.