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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150399Business and Management not elsewhere classified25
150599Marketing not elsewhere classified25
150699Tourism not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
19/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Schweinsberg 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-authorsPo-Hsin Lai, Kevin Lyons
2013Lai 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.annals.2013.03.004
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2012Lai 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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2011Lai P-H, Lyons KD, 'Place-meaning and Sustainable Land Management: Motivations of Texas Hill Country Landowners', Tourism Geographies, 13 360-380 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14616688.2011.570370
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai, Kevin Lyons
2009Lai 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]
DOI10.1007/s00267-009-9293-9
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2006Lai P-H, Nepal SK, 'Local perspectives of ecotourism development in Tawushan Nature Reserve, Taiwan', Tourism Management, 27 1117-1129 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.tourman.2005.11.010
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2005Lai 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-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2005Lai P-H, 'Community participation in sustainable tourism: a case study of two indigenous communities', Ereview of Tourism Research, 1 5-9 (2005) [C3]
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
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Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Grimstad 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-authorsPo-Hsin Lai, Kevin Lyons, Sidsel Grimstad
2007Lai 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-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2005Lai P-H, Shafer S, 'Understanding ecotourism: how eco-lodges convey themselves through internet information' (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Po-Hsin Lai
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190374
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015In 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
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Past Supervision

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

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

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

Office

Room214
BuildingSRS
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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