Josefine Östrup BackeSenior Lecturer, Doctor of philosophy
I am a PhD student within the field of service studies. I hold a Masters' degree in Business Administration with tourism as a special field, from the Department of Service Management (2004).
The aim of my dissertation is to study how culinary networks can be used as a tool in destination development, and more specifically how culinary networks are formed and managed. The study is conducted through a case study, investigating the Culinaria/Matrundan network in Österlen in Southeastern Scania.
Focus lies on describing the network and its operations, as well as identifying the tensions that emerge when such networks are established as a part of the regional tourism profile. Aspects such as global vs. local, inclusion/exclusion, and power formation and division are investigated.
The project is financed by Sparbanksstiftelsen and is a part of the research project Nature, culture, tourism and business development in Scania, which is conducted by Erika Andersson Cederholm and Johan Hultman.
Recent research outputs
Research output: Book/Report › Anthology (editor)
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (monograph)