Peter Nientied

Peter Nientied
POLIS University · Department of Scientific Research

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Introduction
Peter Nientied is independent researcher (Rotterdam) and associate of Polis University Tirana (Albania). His research topics include: sustainable tourism, HRM, urban identity / place attachment.
Additional affiliations
April 2000 - present
Polis University, Tirana, Albania
Position
  • Research Associate
April 1987 - April 1999
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Position
  • Research Director

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Publications (31)
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Rotterdam's tourism grows rapidly but is still modest compared to cities like Amsterdam and Brussels. Until 2018, Rotterdam's municipal tourism actions were economically oriented and focused attention on marketing, hotels, congresses, and events. Local authorities became aware of potential negative impacts of tourism, associated with over-tourism,...
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This paper aims to discuss tourism development, tourism policy development and its challenges in Rotterdam through the lens of “new urban tourism”, reviewing the relevance of the concept. This paper comprises a review of the concept of new urban tourism and a case study of Rotterdam. Methods used include a literature review and social media search,...
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Urban open spaces for public use in Eastern European cities are often poorly maintained, abused and abandoned, leading to their dehumanization. Public space is a common or shared resource, as it relates to communities and social interaction. Collective action to maintain and govern the open spaces in Eastern Europe is however faced with various cha...
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OPEN ACCESS. This paper examines the relevance of leadership substitute theory for present-day organisations. The quest of leadership substitute theory has been assessing which aspects of the organisation, followers and tasks act as a substitute for leadership or negate the effect of leadership. The notion of leadership substitute theory is to adv...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine policies and planning for sustainable city tourism in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and relate them to the notions of 'tourism reset' that emerged during the COVID pandemic period. Amsterdam is a prime European tourist city and has been suffering from problems associated with overtourism. Rotterdam receives much le...
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In 2015, the article ‗Polis University as a Lean Startup Innovation' was published in this journal. The present article is a sequel, researching how the follow-up phase after the initial startup has evolved. The purpose of this article is to: i) review Polis University management since the startup phase in terms of lean, entrepreneurial management,...
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Western Balkans is one of the regions with higher unemployment in Europe, especially for recent graduates, which is one of the important reasons for the massive outflow of young people from the Balkan countries. The vertical mismatch between educational attainment and employment of graduates is still very high in WB countries, amounting to about 47...
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Ballkani Perëndimor është një nga rajonet me nivelin më të lartë të papunësisë në Evropë, veçanërisht për sa i përket të sapodiplomuarve, dhe kjo është një ndër arsyet më të rëndësishme që çon në largimin masiv të të rinjve nga vendet e rajonit. Mospërputhja vertikale ndërmjet nivelit arsimor dhe punësimit të të diplomuarve vazhdon të jetë e lar...
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The purpose of this paper is to make a case for a transition of post COVID-19 Western Balkan (WB) tourism, contrary to ‘back to tourism business as it was’ recovery thinking. The COVID-19 crisis is unique; unlike other disasters it is global and not local or regional, and it leads to a global economic recession and increased social inequalities. WB...
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See for the article the edited Conference Proceedings of TDW2019, 19-21 September 2019, p. 25-39.
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Background and Purpose : Very little is known about motivation of knowledge workers in the Western Balkans. There is a widespread belief that money and career opportunities are the most critical motivational factors, but from a pre-study more intrinsic motivational factors also appeared to be important. To develop a better understanding of work mot...
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This article is a descriptive study that narrates the history of the socalled “Pyramid” since 1991 and explores why it was never either restored or demolished. The Pyramid is a memorial landscape in Tirana, constructed to commemorate former socialist leader Enver Hoxha. The Pyramid became a landmark building in Tirana and has been recurrently discu...
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This chapter addresses the role of bottom up innovation to support sustainable local development, in particular in local tourism development as a priority sector for economic development in Western Balkan countries. The case study presented in this chapter is about social innovation for sustainable tourism in a small town in Albania, namely Gramsh....
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Little is known about place attachment in the Balkans. This study aims to start filling this gap. After a contextualization of place attachment studies in the Balkans and its relevance for research and practice, a brief review of theory is offered. Then the methodology of the empirical part of the study is clarified. Over 300 citizens living in sev...
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Annual Review for Territorial Governance in Albania is a periodical publication with select policy briefs on matters related to territorial governance, sketching the present situation, the Europeanisation process, the policy, and the research and development agenda for the near future. The publication will be in both languages, English and Albanian...
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ETIS is the European Tourism Indicator System, which was proposed by the EU in 2016. This article explores whether ETIS could be a worthwhile and practical opportunity for destination governance in Albania. ETIS is more than a set of sustainable tourism indicators, it is meant to be an instrument that helps stakeholder working groups to take stock...
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This article discusses the relation between Human Resource Management (HRM) and innovation. Through a case study, in­depth information is collected that may give new insight into how HRM can influence innovation. The case study is a Dutch technical company, a Dutch branch of a German global corporation. It delivers innovative customer solutions in...
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After the collapse of the socialist systems during the early 1990s, countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have been engaged in conceiving their new identity. National identities are seen as historical constructions that are constantly being reconstituted according to a presentist agenda, that is viewing the past with a somewhat limited to p...
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presentation Tirana Architecture Week september 2018
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This position paper reflects input and feedback gathered from all Western Balkans Territorial Governance Network members. All Western Balkan countries share a common aspiration for a future with the European Union (EU). As a region, our territorial governance systems and practices face common imperfections that render the translation of EU policies...
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This essay aims to investigate the development of Rotterdam’s urban identity. It is a case study, with a theoretical reflection on the concept of urban identity. Rotterdam is a post-industrial port city in a process of physical, social and economic transformations. A narrative is developed on urban identity along the frame of a research on Rotterda...
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This contribution explores the concept of liquid modernity in relation to current global trends in tourism and to sustainable tourism development in Albania. The link between liquid modernity, sustainability and tourism development is far from obvious in Albania as a case in the South Western Balkan context: the concepts of liquid tourism is novel,...
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in this article, HRM practices - articulated as HRM for high performance work practices – are studied in Albanian companies. From a pre-study, the indication was that HRM is still in an early stage of development. A questionnaire based survey and interviews were conducted to substantiate this premise. The empirical results show that indeed HRM is n...
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Metaphors are used in various ways; at the surface for framing a message (systems of language) and below the surface metaphors are related to the ways we think and act. In this paper we will explore, below the surface, the relationship between metaphors and urban studies. From an analysis of metaphors used in urban studies, it will be concluded tha...
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Recent reports and articles on innovation and innovation management in the Western Balkan countries conclude that innovation is quite limited. It is suggested that the development of a national innovation system is needed to increase innovation capacity and innovation outcomes. However, this is a conventional perspective which has so far not worked...
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Hoe 10 gemeenten hun dienstverlening verbeteren. Dat was de hamvraag in dit vergelijkend onderzoek naar innovaties in dienstverlening, met de burger in de rol van klant. ://www.bngbank.nl/bg/Pages/2016-2%20Innovatiemanagement-in-gemeenten.aspx
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This article studies the rapid development of a new university in Tirana, Albania, from the perspective of lean startup innovation. This is an unusual perspective because the lean startup approach is widely used for new ventures in the technology sector. The claim of principal authors of Lean Startup however is that the lean startup principles have...

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http://tg-web.eu: Network’s mission is to catalyze changes that develop and support innovations on better territorial governance for Western Balkan in line with its European Union ambitions. We achieve our mission through tools and approaches that mirror macro-regional specifics and encompass, but are not limited to: dissemination of information and knowledge, addressing various audiences of professionals and decision-makers, establishment of living laboratories, networking and alliances, bridging with EU institutions, and establishment of evidence-based observatories on territorial development and governance.”