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Dr Po-Hsin Lai

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Tourism)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
* People-place relationships in a constantly changing world: focusing on exploring the interconnectedness of the social and ecological system and applying this understanding to enhancing the resilience capacity of the social-ecological system with an emphasis in the tourism/recreation setting and urban-rural interface * Sustainable tourism: focusing on the analysis of the social, ecological, and cultural impacts of, and sustainable planning for nature-based tourism and ecotourism * Marketing research: focusing on the application of social marketing and relationship marketing to facilitating a sense of natural resource stewardship among visitors of public lands

Collaborations
- People-place relationships in a constantly changing world: focusing on exploring the interconnectedness of the social and ecological system and applying this understanding to enhancing the resilience capacity of the social-ecological system with an emphasis in the tourism/recreation setting and urban-rural interface. - Sustainable tourism: focusing on the analysis of the social, ecological, and cultural impacts of, and sustainable planning for nature-based tourism and ecotourism. - Marketing research: focusing on the application of social marketing and relationship marketing to facilitating a sense of natural resource stewardship among visitors of public lands.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Texas A & M University

Keywords

  • Natural resource management
  • Person-place relationship
  • Sustainability
  • Tourism

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 25
150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified 25
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Schweinsberg S, Lai PH, Wearing S, Lyons KD, 'Coal Seam Gas in Australia¿s Hunter Valley Wine Tourism Region; Just Another Land Use in a Big Country?', JURNAL HOSPITALITI DAN PARIWISATA, 1 106-118 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai, Kevin Lyons
2013 Lai P-H, Hsu Y-C, Nepal SK, 'Representing the landscape of Yushan National Park', Annals of Tourism Research, 43 37-57 (2013) [C1]

Our study examined the representations of Yushan National Park from the perspectives of two tourism stakeholders, including an indigenous local community and the national park ser... [more]

Our study examined the representations of Yushan National Park from the perspectives of two tourism stakeholders, including an indigenous local community and the national park service. Social representations theory was applied to explore competing claims for a legitimate version of the park by each group. Additionally, the concept of territoriality was adopted to examine territorial expressions associated with the park and places therein. Sixteen community and twelve park service informants were recruited using purposive and snowball sampling. Both groups were found to converge in certain representations they ascribed to Yushan. More frequently, they were discordant in what consisted of its ideal image. Territorial strategies were employed by some informants to defend their ideal representation. Implications for collaborative partnerships are discussed. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2013.03.004
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2012 Lai P-H, Kreuter UP, 'Examining the direct and indirect effects of environmental change and place attachment on land management decisions in the Hill Country of Texas, USA', Landscape and Urban Planning, 104 320-328 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2011 Lai P-H, Lyons KD, 'Place-meaning and Sustainable Land Management: Motivations of Texas Hill Country Landowners', Tourism Geographies, 13 360-380 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14616688.2011.570370
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai, Kevin Lyons
2009 Lai P-H, Sorice MG, Nepal SK, Cheng C-K, 'Integrating social marketing into sustainable resource management at Padre Island National Seashore: An attitude-based segmentation approach', Environmental Management, 43 985-998 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00267-009-9293-9
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2006 Lai P-H, Nepal SK, 'Local perspectives of ecotourism development in Tawushan Nature Reserve, Taiwan', Tourism Management, 27 1117-1129 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tourman.2005.11.010
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2005 Lai P-H, Shafer CS, 'Marketing ecotourism through the internet: an evaluation of selected ecolodges in Latin America and the Carribean', Journal of Ecotourism, 4 143-160 (2005) [C1]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2005 Lai P-H, 'Community participation in sustainable tourism: a case study of two indigenous communities', Ereview of Tourism Research, 1 5-9 (2005) [C3]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Grimstad S, Lai P-H, Lyons K, Kyle G, 'Exploring the impact of extractive industries on an Australian rural community.', Conference booklet, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai, Kevin Lyons, Sidsel Grimstad
2007 Lai PH, 'Building stewardship with recreation users: an approach of market segmentation to meet the goal of public-lands management', Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Lake George, Bolton Landing, New York, USA (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2005 Lai P-H, Shafer S, 'Understanding ecotourism: how eco-lodges convey themselves through internet information' (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $4,995

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20091 grants / $4,995

A place-meaning approach to building partnerships and collaboration among stakeholders of national parks for sustainable tourism and natural resource management$4,995

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Po-Hsin Lai
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190374
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 In Vinous Harmony: An Exploration of Conflicts of Interest and Conflict Resolution Measures Between Tourism and Mining Industries in the Upper Hunter Valley NSW
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Investigating Thai Accommodation Managers' Environmental Management Practices: A Behavioural Intentions Approach
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
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Dr Po-Hsin Lai

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

Email po-hsin.lai@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6787

Office

Room 214
Building SRS
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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