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Bohlin, M. & Brandt, D. (2014). Creating tourist experiences by interpreting places using digital guides. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 9(1), 1-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating tourist experiences by interpreting places using digital guides
2014 (English)In: Journal of Heritage Tourism, ISSN 1743-873X, E-ISSN 1747-6631, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the relationship between technology and narrative in digital guides for tourists in Sweden. The main finding shows that narratives in the guides are based on a naïve view of history. In several instances, content is based on odd stories and speculation. Recent social trends have led to the erosion of grand narratives and the emergence of multiple views of history. New digital guides must address these challenges in order to develop tourism products that are relevant to different market segments.

Keywords
formation of narratives; discursive struggle; authenticity; interpretation;
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-12647 (URN)10.1080/1743873X.2013.799173 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-06-26 Created: 2013-06-26 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M., Brandt, D. & Elbe, J. (2014). Does the competition state undermine the long term sustainability of rural tourism?: The case of Sweden. In: Marion Joppe (Ed.), Proceedings from TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy: . Paper presented at TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy, Buges, Belgium 18-20 June 2014 (pp. 171-188).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does the competition state undermine the long term sustainability of rural tourism?: The case of Sweden
2014 (English)In: Proceedings from TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy / [ed] Marion Joppe, 2014, p. 171-188Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the contemporary competition state, many peripheral regions are in decline. Tourism is increasingly considered as a savior for regions lagging behind. The EU has launched several programs with the ambition to stimulate growth and employment in peripheral areas which are used in tourism development projects. In this paper a longitudinal analysis of changes in Swedish tourism guest nights with an attempt to assess the spatial changes that have taken place in the light of this new regional tourism policy are carried out. The aim is to investigate if tourism and tourism policy contributes to level out disparities between regions. The analysis is based on statistics on Swedish guest nights, on employees in the accommodation sector and on EU funds. Although there are exceptions, the main findings indicate that the potential for creating sustainable rural tourism growth through tourism policy seems to be much less than the popular discourse suggests.

Keywords
Tourism, regional policy, clusters, the EU
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-14689 (URN)
Conference
TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy, Buges, Belgium 18-20 June 2014
Projects
Turismforskning vid Högskolan Dalarna
Available from: 2014-07-25 Created: 2014-07-25 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M., Brandt, D. & Elbe, J. (2014). The Development of Swedish Tourism Public Policy 1930-2010. Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 18(1), 19-39
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2014 (English)In: Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, E-ISSN 2001-3310, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 19-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, the development and changes in Swedish public policy relating to tourism from the 1930s to 2010 is described and interpreted from a political economy perspective. A case study, compiled from mainly secondary sources, is analyzed from a theoretical framework based on regulation theory. The purpose with this study is to increase the understanding of how the macro political economy context has influenced the policy-making in tourism in Sweden, but also to make a contribution to an area which seems to be quite neglected when it comes to research. The changes are analyzed according to the three periods denoted as pre-Fordism (mid-19th century-1930s), Fordism (1930s-1970s) and post-Fordism (1970s to present). It is observed how the general changes between these periods regarding aspects such as regulation and deregulation, and the degree of state involvement, have affected tourism policy making. The tourism policy making has changed from being insignificant, to a high degree of state involvement including planning, control and supervision, to a situation where the market rather than government regulation is considered as state of the art. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: , 2014
Keywords
Tourism policy, Regulation theory, Competition laws, Welfare state, Political economy
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-13211 (URN)
Available from: 2013-10-28 Created: 2013-10-28 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M., Brandt, D. & Elbe, J. (2013). Möjligheten att utveckla ett verktyg för att mäta besöksnäringens konkurrenskraft. Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Möjligheten att utveckla ett verktyg för att mäta besöksnäringens konkurrenskraft
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna, 2013. p. 14
Series
Tema Turism
National Category
Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, InnoWent; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-11809 (URN)978-91-979749-1-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-07 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2016-10-23Bibliographically approved
Jia, T., Jiang, B., Carling, K., Bohlin, M. & Ban, Y. (2012). An empirical study on human mobility and its agent-based modeling. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Article ID P11024.
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, ISSN 1742-5468, E-ISSN 1742-5468, article id P11024Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to analyze the GPS traces of 258 volunteers for a better understanding of both the human mobility patterns and the mechanism. We report the regular and scaling properties of human mobility from several aspects, and importantly we find its levy flight characteristic which is consistent with the previous studies. We further assume two factors that may govern the levy flight property: (1) the scaling and hierarchical properties of the purpose clusters which serve as the underlying spatial structure, and (2) the individual preferential behavior. To verify the assumptions, we implement an agent-based model with the two factors, and the simulated agents indeed reproduce the same levy flight pattern as the observed one. In order to enable the model to reproduce more mobility patterns, we add the model a third factor, the jumping factor which means the probability that one person may cancel the regular mobility schedule and visit a random place. With this factor, our model could cover a relatively wide range of human mobility patterns with exponent values from 1.55 to 2.05.

Keywords
Levy flight, Power law, Scaling, Human mobility, Agent-based modeling
National Category
Probability Theory and Statistics
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - transports; Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - methods
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-10855 (URN)10.1088/1742-5468/2012/11/P11024 (DOI)000312102500002 ()
Funder
Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council
Available from: 2012-10-02 Created: 2012-10-02 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M. & Håkansson, J. (2012). Förutsättningarna för en utbyggd gränshandel i Sälen. In: Eva Olsson, Atle Hauge och Birgitta Ericsson (Ed.), På gränsen – interaktion, attraktivitet och globalisering i Inre Skandinavien. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förutsättningarna för en utbyggd gränshandel i 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 , 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012
Keywords
Gränshandel, Kundunderlag, Handel och turism
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-11238 (URN)978-91-7063-457-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-11-13 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2015-07-01Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M. & Elbe, J. (2011). Samhällets roll i besöksnäringens utveckling. Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna och Tillväxtverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samhällets roll i besöksnäringens utveckling
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Studien föranleds av den nya konkurrenslagstiftningen som påverkar gränsdragningen mellan privat och offentligt engagemang inom turismen. I studien görs ett försök att förstå den historiska utvecklingen utifrån institutionell teori. Att över tid följa hur turismen från att ha legat utanför samhällets intressesfär till att i allt högre grad inkluderas i och bli föremål för samhällsåtaganden till att i betydande utsträckning åter överflyttas till den privata sfären blir enligt författarnas mening begripligare om förändringsförloppet förstås i den referensram som den institutionella teorin erbjuder. Den pendelrörelse som på detta sätt kan urskiljas beträffande gränsdragningen mellan privat och offentligt är också en del i hur man skall förstå hur synen på konkurrensbetingelser inte är statisk utan i hög grad konstruerad och framförhandlad från tid till annan. Men det som gälller tid tycks också ha en geografisk dimension där vad som anses tillåtet i en del av landet inte uppfattas så på ett annat ställe. Det som uppfattas som ett juridiskt spörsmål i förstone vilar i realiteten i en komplex kontext med ingredienser av historia, ekonomi och geografi.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna och Tillväxtverket, 2011
Series
Turismforskning vid Högskolan Dalarna ; 1
Keywords
Samhällets roll i turismen, snedvridning av konkurrens, Historisk utveckling av privat/offentligt inom turismen
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-5584 (URN)
Available from: 2011-06-16 Created: 2011-06-16 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M. & Elbe, J. (2011). Samhällets roll i besöksnäringens utveckling. Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samhällets roll i besöksnäringens utveckling
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna, 2011. p. 43
Series
Tourism Research Papers from Högskolan Dalarna ; No. 1, 2011
Keywords
Turism, Turismpolitik
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-11237 (URN)9789197974905 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-11-28 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M. (2011). Underlag för gränshandel och köpcentrum i Sälen. Falun
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Underlag för gränshandel och köpcentrum i Sälen
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: , 2011. p. 34
Series
Rapport/Länsstyrelsen Dalarnas Län, ISSN 1654-7961 ; 2011:28
National Category
Economic Geography
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-11236 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-13 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Bohlin, M. & Håkansson, J. (2011). Underlag för gränshandel och köpcentrum i Sälen. Falun: Länsstyrelsen i Dalarnas län
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Underlag för gränshandel och köpcentrum i Sälen
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Länsstyrelsen i Dalarnas län, 2011
Series
Rapport / Länsstyrelsen Dalarnas län, ISSN 1654-7691 ; 2011:28
Keywords
Gränshandel, turism, Lokalisering, köpcentrum
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-6006 (URN)
Available from: 2011-10-19 Created: 2011-10-19 Last updated: 2015-07-01Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4643-9847

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