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Heldt Cassel, S., Thulemark, M. & Duncan, T. (2017). Career paths and mobility in the Swedish hospitality sector.. Tourism Geographies, 20(1), 29-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Career paths and mobility in the Swedish hospitality sector.
2017 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 29-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How career paths are interpreted and conceptualised by hospitality workers and industry representatives remains underexplored in current literature. In this paper, we highlight and discuss sector-specific and contextual factors that influence the possibility of establishing a career within the Swedish hospitality sector. The paper uses interviews with hotel managers, who describe and discuss motivations and choices made throughout their own careers and interviews with young (former) seasonal hospitality workers who describe and reflect on their future plans and work-life experience. Additional data are derived through observations at national seminars and meetings for representatives from the Swedish tourism and hospitality industry, where issues of competence and careers were discussed. The findings indicate that the shaping of career paths within the hospitality sector is influenced by two normative and discursively produced ‘truths’ about career paths in the hospitality sector: the importance of internal knowledge transfer and the importance of high mobility. These narratives impose expectations on individuals to be mobile, to change jobs frequently and to work their way from the bottom-up within the industry, and are based on a presumption of a diversified and dense local hospitality labour market. However, since the conditions are different due to contextual, geographical features of labour market size and structure, attractiveness of places, etc., these expectations are difficult to fulfil in places other than in larger urban areas. These normative assumptions of what a successful hospitality career is also have consequences for the development of the hospitality sector as external influences of competence from other sectors and higher education are not seen as valuable, which makes the sector self-contained and not open to external, potentially innovative knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, Karriärvägar i svensk besöksnäring; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-26758 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2017.1402946 (DOI)000427764600003 ()2-s2.0-85036524662 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Karriärvägar i svensk besöksnäring
Funder
The R&D Fund of the Swedish Tourism & Hospitality Industry (BFUF)
Available from: 2017-12-12 Created: 2017-12-12 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Thulemark, M. (2017). Community formation and sense of place: Seasonal tourism workers in rural Sweden. Population, Space and Place, 23(3), Article ID UNSP e2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Community formation and sense of place: Seasonal tourism workers in rural Sweden
2017 (English)In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 23, no 3, article id UNSP e2018Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Seasonal tourism workers in the Swedish mountains can be conceptualised as members of occupational communities. For members of such a community, the dual relationship between the job and other members are important. However, a place perspective might be fruitful, as place amenities are expected drivers of job acceptance. By studying seasonal workers' relation to place, through the lens of their ‘membership’ of an occupational community, it is possible to capture both the individual sense of place and the group's shared sense of place. The former is highly important, as social relations among the workers are particularly significant. In this study, the conceptual framework of occupational communities is modified to better suit temporary and mobile workers in amenity-rich rural areas. The overall aim of this paper is to investigate how seasonal tourism employees can be analysed as an occupational community. Further, it studies the ways in which a particular tourism-related occupational community perceives and connects to its location, as well as the ways in which seasonal tourism workers perceive the role of place and community in their everyday lives and future plans. Hence, this article concludes that members of an occupational community have a dual attachment to place. This type of community could exist and move around without being affected by the geographical place, but the place has affective possibilities influencing the workers, and in an isolated rural place, the community has more space to grow stronger. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Keywords
occupational community; sense of place; place attachment, mobility, toruism employment, rural Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, Att göra regionala skillnader till en styrka; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, Karriärvägar i svensk besöksnäring; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-21410 (URN)10.1002/psp.2018 (DOI)000400988400009 ()
Available from: 2016-05-03 Created: 2016-05-03 Last updated: 2017-06-02Bibliographically approved
Cohen, S. A., Duncan, T. & Thulemark, M. (2015). Lifestyle Mobilities: The Crossroads of Travel, Leisure and Migration. Mobilities, 10(1), 155-172
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lifestyle Mobilities: The Crossroads of Travel, Leisure and Migration
2015 (English)In: Mobilities, ISSN 1745-0101, E-ISSN 1745-011X, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 155-172Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines how the mobilities paradigm intersects with physically moving as an ongoing lifestyle choice. We conceptualise a lens of ‘lifestyle mobilities’ that challenges discrete notions of and allows for a wider grasp of the increasing fluidity between travel, leisure and migration. We demonstrate how contemporary lifestyle-led mobility patterns contribute to and illustrate a breakdown in conventional binary divides between work and leisure, and a destabilisation of concepts of ‘home’ and ‘away’. We unpack issues of identity construction, belonging and place attachment associated with sustained corporeal mobility, and conclude by suggesting avenues for the further study of lifestyle mobilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015
Keywords
lifestyle, corporeal, mobility, identity, belonging
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-13088 (URN)10.1080/17450101.2013.826481 (DOI)000344555600009 ()
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-10-01 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Thulemark, M. (2015). Moved by the mountains: migration into tourism dominated rural areas. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moved by the mountains: migration into tourism dominated rural areas
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro Universitet, 2015
Keywords
tourism. mobility, lifestyle migration, amenity migration, litestyle amenities, creative class, occupational communities, tourism employment, seasonal workers, rural Sweden, Bergslagen database, interview study, focus groups
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-17443 (URN)978-91-7529-077-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-05-29, Clas Ohlsonsalen, Borlänge, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2015-05-25 Created: 2015-05-19 Last updated: 2015-06-15Bibliographically approved
Thulemark, M. & Hauge, A. (2014). Creativity in the recreational industry: Re-conceptualization of the Creative Class theory in a tourism-dominated rural area.. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 18(1), 87-105
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creativity in the recreational industry: Re-conceptualization of the Creative Class theory in a tourism-dominated rural area.
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 1402-8700, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 87-105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: , 2014
Keywords
Creative Class, rural development, tourism, policy implication, mountain tourism
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-16235 (URN)
Available from: 2014-10-23 Created: 2014-10-23 Last updated: 2015-07-01Bibliographically approved
Duncan, T., Cohen, S. A. & Thulemark, M. (2014). Lifestyle mobilities: Intersections of Travel, Leisure and Migration. Ashgate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lifestyle mobilities: Intersections of Travel, Leisure and Migration
2014 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ashgate, 2014. p. 274
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-13089 (URN)978-1-4724-0705-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-10-01 Last updated: 2016-12-21Bibliographically approved
Thulemark, M., Lundmark, M. & Heldt Cassel, S. (2014). Tourism employment and creative in-migrants. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 14(4), 403-421
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism employment and creative in-migrants
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 403-421Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses the importance of tourism employment for in-migration to Malung/Salen and alvdalen, two rural municipalities hosting two major tourist destinations in the southern Swedish mountains. It uses micro-data from a database that includes, among many other variables, residence and employment information. This work is explorative and uses longitudinal data that permit examining individuals and go beyond simple net employment figures to show that many in-migrants to these municipalities are employed in tourism and constitute part of what is defined as the "creative workforce" in the local labour market. In this sense, tourism employment is found to be a pull factor for in-migration of highly skilled and well-paid people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
Keywords
in-migration, tourism employment, labour market, creative class, regional development, rural Sweden
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-16287 (URN)10.1080/15022250.2014.968000 (DOI)000343824300004 ()
Available from: 2014-11-06 Created: 2014-11-06 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Möller, P., Thulemark, M. & Engström, C. (2014). Urbanity and Rurality in a Tourism Context: Exploring the myth of Vivid Cities and Sleepy Villages. In: Katherine Dashper (Ed.), Rural Tourism: An International Perspective (pp. 22-40). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urbanity and Rurality in a Tourism Context: Exploring the myth of Vivid Cities and Sleepy Villages
2014 (English)In: Rural Tourism: An International Perspective / [ed] Katherine Dashper, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, p. 22-40Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-23695 (URN)9781443866774 (ISBN)1-4438-6677-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved
Hauge, A. & Thulemark, M. (2012). Florida i fjällen. In: Eva Olsson, Atle Hauge och Birgitta Ericsson (Ed.), På gränsen: Interaktion, attraktivitet och globalisering i inre Skandinavien (pp. 169-180). Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Florida i fjällen
2012 (Swedish)In: På gränsen: Interaktion, attraktivitet och globalisering i inre Skandinavien / [ed] Eva Olsson, Atle Hauge och Birgitta Ericsson, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012, p. 169-180Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, Att göra regionala skillnader till en styrka
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-11629 (URN)978-91-7063-457-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2016-12-21Bibliographically approved
Heldt Cassel, S. & Thulemark, M. (2012). Inflyttning till fjälldestinationer: exempel från Idre och Sälen. In: Eva Olsson, Atle Hauge och Birgitta Ericsson (Ed.), På gränsen: Interaktion, attraktivitet och globalisering i inre Skandinavien (pp. 183-194). Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inflyttning till fjälldestinationer: exempel från Idre och Sälen
2012 (Swedish)In: På gränsen: Interaktion, attraktivitet och globalisering i inre Skandinavien / [ed] Eva Olsson, Atle Hauge och Birgitta Ericsson, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012, p. 183-194Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, Att göra regionala skillnader till en styrka; Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-11627 (URN)978-91-7063-457-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Gress- Att göra regionala skillnader till en styrka
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2015-07-01Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3517-6650

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