A wider research culture in peril: A reply to Thomas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


In this article we elaborate on the process of institutionalization in the Higher Education performance evaluation ecosystem. We argue, we can observe a shift in how research evaluation functions, namely, from the contribution to knowledge to that of the societal influence of research. Such an axiological shift in evaluation goes to the very core of academic scholarship, as the commoditised neoliberal treatment of research's societal role represents an existential challenge that goes beyond tourism studies.


External organisations
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • University of Gothenburg
  • York St John University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Human Geography


  • Research impact, Tourism studies, Research evaluation, Research Excellence Framework, Neoliberalism
Original languageEnglish
Article number103093
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication categoryResearch