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Laryea, R., Farsari, I. & Nyberg, R. G. (2018). A Decision Tool Approach to Sensitivity Analysis in a Risk Classification Model.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Decision Tool Approach to Sensitivity Analysis in a Risk Classification Model
2018 (English)In: Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

A Decision Analytical tool capable of handling numerically imprecise data for decision making is used in this paper to analyze the risk of the effect of data alteration in the ranking positions of country alternatives for food price volatility. Unguided decision making processes would lead to non-optimal decisions with it’s dire consequences on the resources of organizations. The paper is thus guided by the use of an accurate risk classification model to implement uncertainty and imprecision which are essential part of real life decision making processes with computer based tools to overcome the problem of possibilities uncertain and imprecise input data of criteria and alternatives. A ranking of the alternatives is conducted after imprecision is considered in the input data and a further analysis is carried out to determine which criteria is sensitive enough to alter the position of a country in the rankings.

National Category
Other Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-28648 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2018-10-01Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2018). A social representations theory approach to destination collaboration. In: : . Paper presented at Advances in Destination Management 2018, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 13-15 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A social representations theory approach to destination collaboration
2018 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-30017 (URN)
Conference
Advances in Destination Management 2018, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 13-15 June
Available from: 2019-05-10 Created: 2019-05-10 Last updated: 2019-05-10Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2018). A structural approach to social representations of destination collaboration in Idre, Sweden. Annals of Tourism Research, 71, 1-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A structural approach to social representations of destination collaboration in Idre, Sweden
2018 (English)In: Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383, E-ISSN 1873-7722, Vol. 71, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Collaboration is a social activity shaped by interactions. Taking a structural approach in social representations theory, the present research used a cognitive mapping method to analyse and compare the mental models of actors regarding collaborations in Idre, Sweden. Tourism actors share a core system in their representations which develops around packaging and selling of the tourism product to an international market, indicative of a hegemonic representation. Issues of quality, shared responsibility, trust, inclusivity and power were also revealed and should be taken into account in planning tourism and collaborations in the area. Findings indicate that actors hold multiple representations of collaboration, which reflects the social complexity apparent in the tourism destination, and the evolutionary character of social representations. 

Keywords
Cognitive mapping, Collaboration, Social representations, Structural approach, Sweden
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27620 (URN)10.1016/j.annals.2018.02.006 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046026764 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-07 Created: 2018-05-07 Last updated: 2018-05-07Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2018). Development of Indicators for Fulufjället National Park Visitor Strategy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development of Indicators for Fulufjället National Park Visitor Strategy
2018 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29993 (URN)
Projects
“Common visitor strategy for Fulufjället National Park”. INTERREG Sweden-Norway
Available from: 2019-05-09 Created: 2019-05-09 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Nordström, C., Farsari, I., Zhao, X. & Ramsay, S. (2018). Working with Swedes. Mondå Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Working with Swedes
2018 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mondå Förlag, 2018
Keywords
Arbetsliv, Kultur, Socialantropologi, Svenskar, Sverige
National Category
Sociology Ethnology Human Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-30015 (URN)9788293622093 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-05-10 Created: 2019-05-10 Last updated: 2019-05-10Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2017). An analytical framework of tourism education in an era of complexity and sustainability: evidence from Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Critical Tourism Studies VII Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 25-29 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An analytical framework of tourism education in an era of complexity and sustainability: evidence from Sweden
2017 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-30019 (URN)
Conference
Critical Tourism Studies VII Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 25-29 June
Available from: 2019-05-10 Created: 2019-05-10 Last updated: 2019-05-10Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2017). Complexity Research in Leisure and Tourism: Developing Joint Research Agendas. In: : . Paper presented at 26th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Falun, Sweden, 4-7 October.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Complexity Research in Leisure and Tourism: Developing Joint Research Agendas
2017 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-30018 (URN)
Conference
26th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Falun, Sweden, 4-7 October
Available from: 2019-05-10 Created: 2019-05-10 Last updated: 2019-05-10Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2017). Τουριστική πολική και διακυβέρνηση για μία βιώσιμη τουριστική ανάπτυξη: Σύγχρονες προσεγγίσεις: Tourism Policy for Sustainable Tourism Development. In: Λυτρας Π. και Τσάρτας Π. (Ed.), Τουρισμός, τουριστική ανάπτυξη: συμβολές ελλήνων επιστημόνων: (pp. 153-179). Αθηνα: Ekdoseis Kapon, Athen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Τουριστική πολική και διακυβέρνηση για μία βιώσιμη τουριστική ανάπτυξη: Σύγχρονες προσεγγίσεις: Tourism Policy for Sustainable Tourism Development
2017 (Greek, Modern (1453-))In: Τουρισμός, τουριστική ανάπτυξη: συμβολές ελλήνων επιστημόνων / [ed] Λυτρας Π. και Τσάρτας Π., Αθηνα: Ekdoseis Kapon, Athen, 2017, p. 153-179Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Αθηνα: Ekdoseis Kapon, Athen, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29850 (URN)9789600233094 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-04 Created: 2019-04-04 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2014). Tourism actors’ social representations of collaborations in Idre, Sweden: a cognitive mapping method. In: : . Paper presented at 23rd Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, 2-4 October 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism actors’ social representations of collaborations in Idre, Sweden: a cognitive mapping method
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The aim of the research is to examine tourism actors’ perceptions of collaborations in Idre, Sweden, and reveal differences and similarities in the way that individual actors value the outcomes of collaborations, in what they consider as important in collaborations and how collaborations in the area take place.  This is examined with cognitive mapping taking a social representations theory approach.

Theoretical perspective

Social representations developed by Moscovichi are about a cognitive system at the social level allowing the members of a community to share a common understanding of things communicate and act cohesively (Nicolini 1999). Social representations in tourism have been used so far mainly in examining attitudes of host communities towards tourism. Social representations in the study of tourism place emphasis on the social construction of tourism allowing more power to the members of the community and thus enabling sustainable development (Moscardo, 2011).

Cognitive mapping offers a method to elicit and analyse perceptions an individual holds about a particular domain. Comparisons between cognitive maps can reveal similarities and differences in the way the domain under investigation is constructed and understood while the analysis of the cognitive maps can reveal values and central constructs in individual cognition. These characteristics make cognitive maps particularly attractive in examining social representations. Surprisingly however, hardly any study has attempted to do so.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a key informants sampling technique together with snowballing, the study identified eight tourism actors in the area covering several types of tourism stakeholders. A cognitive mapping method based on SODA (Eden and Ackermann, 2001; Farsari, Butler and Szivas, 2010) approach using semi-structured interviews was used to study perceptions of tourism actors in Idre, Sweden, about collaborations. Data were analysed using Decision Explorer’s analytical tools. Value, hieset, potency, domain, centrality and cluster analysis were used to analyse cognitive maps and reveal goals, key issues and clusters in the perceptions of tourism stakeholders about collaborations in Idre. Consequently, the individual maps were compared against these findings to reveal similarities and differences in the perceptions of tourism actors.

Expected Findings/Discussion

This is still a work in progress. Results are expected to reveal key issues in collaborations between tourism actors in Idre, as well as similarities and differences in the way actors construct their perceptions of collaborations. This comparison will allow revealing well established notions in collaborations in the area as well as differences and gaps that might hinder them. Results are discussed in light of representations theory to highlight whether there is some consensus in the understanding of collaborations in the area.

Conclusion/Contribution/Originality

Practical implications include the identification of important aspects in actors’ collaborations. In this way collaborations might be strengthened enhancing sustainable tourism development in the area. Theoretical contribution of the research emanates from the studying of social representations in collaborations and moreover using a cognitive mapping method. Hardly any study has used cognitive mapping to examine social representations. This research aims at exploring the use of a specific cognitive mapping method to this direction and thus potentially  offer the ground for more research in the area. Very importantly, with this method, findings are not only based on the content but also on the way actors structure their perceptions allowing a more thorough understanding and studying of them.

Keywords
social representation, cognitive mapping, tourism actors collaboration, Sweden
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-23777 (URN)
Conference
23rd Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, 2-4 October 2014
Available from: 2016-12-28 Created: 2016-12-28 Last updated: 2016-12-29Bibliographically approved
Farsari, I. (2012). The Development of a Conceptual Model to Support Sustainable Tourism Policy in North Mediterranean Destinations. Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 21(7), 710-738
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Development of a Conceptual Model to Support Sustainable Tourism Policy in North Mediterranean Destinations
2012 (English)In: Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, ISSN 1936-8623, E-ISSN 1936-8631, Vol. 21, no 7, p. 710-738Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sustainable tourism is a malleable concept that 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, knowledge from diverse literature sources and structures it as a system of interrelated components using a holistic, adaptive, and complex systems' approach. In building the model it is the interrelationships of the elements that shape it and underline its contribution as something more than a listing of policy considerations. This comprehensive representation of interrelationships should help policy makers to navigate through the complexities of sustainable tourism and to make more knowledgeable decisions.

Keywords
sustainable tourism, policy, complex systems, conceptual model, Mediterranean
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-12065 (URN)10.1080/19368623.2012.624298 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-03-27 Created: 2013-03-27 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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