AUT - Tomas Pernecky

AUT

Dr Tomas Pernecky

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6764

Email: tomas.pernecky@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
WH523
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland New Zealand

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Bedfordshire, UK. Thesis title: Understanding and interpreting tourism: A constructionist probe into the epistemology of tourism studies.
  • Master of Business (First Class Honours), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  • Bachelor of business College of Tourism, Hotel and Spa Management, Prague, Czech Republic.

Memberships and Affiliations:

Biography:

Tomas teaches event management papers at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, New Zealand. He has published in leading tourism journals and is one of the editors for The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research.


In 2010 he founded the EPTHE network which was created for researchers and students interested in critically exploring the issues of peace through tourism, hospitality, and events. 

Tomas's primary research focuses on knowledge production of and theoretical inquiries into tourism and events, constructionist epistemology, hermeneutic phenomenology, post-disciplinarity, sustainability, and the critical exploration of issues surrounding peace and conflict (in the domains of events and tourism).

Teaching Areas:

  • Supervision of Masters and Doctoral Students (events & tourism)
  • 216620 Event Planning (Paper Coordinator)
  • 287901 Cooperative Education.

Research areas:

  • Epistemology
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Event Studies
  • Postdisciplinarity
  • Sustainability & Sustainable Leadership


Publications:

  • Pernecky, T. (2014). Sustainable Leadership in Event Management. Event Management (fortcoming).
  • Pernecky, T. (2014). Shades of Grey: Constructionist and Realist Varieties. Annals of Tourism Research(fotcoming).
  • Moufakkir, O., & Pernecky, T. (Eds.). (2014). Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.
  • Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (2014). Events as Societal Phenomena. In T. Pernecky & O. Moufakkir (Eds.), Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.
  • Pernecky, T. (2014). The Making of Societies through Events:  On Ideology, Power and Consent. In T. Pernecky & O. Moufakkir (Eds.), Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.
  • Pernecky, T. (2014). Paradigm, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism (2nd ed.). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • Poulston, J. M., & Pernecky, T. (2014). Customising New Age hospitality: an exploratory study of Sedona. Hospitality and Society, 4(1), 9-30. doi:10.1386/hosp.4.1.9_1
  • Pernecky, T. (2013). Sustainable leadership in the events industry: Assessing the potential of Honeybee Approaches. Full conference paper published in B. Hughes & G. C. Avery, Institute for Sustainable Leadership, Pymble, NSW, Australia. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership (4-7 June, 2013), Nice, France.
  • Pernecky, T., & Lueck, M. (Eds.). (2013). Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London: Routledge.
  • Pernecky, T., & Lueck, M. (2013). Editors' Introduction: Events in the Age of Sustainability. In T. Pernecky & M. Lueck (Eds.), Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London: Routledge.
  • Pernecky, T. (2013). Events, Society and Sustainability: Five Propositions. In T. Pernecky & M. Lueck (Eds.), Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London: Routledge.
  • Pernecky, T. (2012). Constructionism: Critical Pointers for Tourism Studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2), 1116–1137. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2011.12.010.
  • Pernecky, T., & Jamal, T. (2010). (Hermeneutic) Phenomenology in Tourism Studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 37(4), 1055-1075. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2010.04.002.
  • Pernecky, T. (2010). The Being of Tourism. The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research, 1(1), 1-22.
  • Pernecky, T. (2009). Broadening the Vistas of Tourism Epistemology: The Concept of “Being in the World. Paper published in the proceedings of the 3rd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, pp.16-25.
  • Pernecky, T. (2009). Understanding and Interpreting Tourism: A Constructionist Probe into the Epistemology of Tourism Studies. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK).
  • Pernecky, T. (2006). Immersing in Ontology and the Research Process: Constructivism the Foundation for Exploring the (In)credible OBE? In I. Ateljevic, N. Morgan & A. Pritchard (Eds.), The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies: Elsevier.
  • Doorne, S., Cary S. H, Brown, G., Lester, J., Pernecky, T. et al. (2007). Processes of Becoming: Academic Journeys, Moments and Reflections. In I. Ateljevic, N. Morgan & A. Pritchard (Eds.), The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies. Elsevier: Advances in Tourism Research.
  • Pernecky, T., & Johnston, C. (2006). Voyage Through Numinous Space; Applying the Specialization Concept to New Age Tourism. Tourism Recreation Research, 31(1), 37-46.
  • Pernecky, T. (2006). Co-Creating with the universe: A phenomenological study of New Age tourists. Tourism, 54(2), 127-143.

Selected Presentations

  • Pernecky, T. (2013, 19-22 June). Towards Post-disciplinary Ways of Knowing. In W. Feighery (Chair), The Educational Travel Foundation, London, UK. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Welcoming Encounters: Tourism Research in a Post Disciplinary Era, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  • Pernecky, T. (2013, 4-7 June). Sustainable leadership in the events industry: Assessing the potential of Honeybee Approaches. In B. Hughes & G. C. Avery (Chair), Institute for Sustainable Leadership, Pymble, NSW, Australia. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, Nice, France.
  • Pernecky, T. (2013, 25-28 June). The worldmaking aspects of events. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Critical Tourism Studies Conference V, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Pernecky, T., & Causevic, S. (2013, 25-28 June). The 2nd Tourism and Peace Workshop. Workshop delivered at the meeting of the International Critical Tourism Studies Conference V, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Poulston, J. M., & Pernecky, T. (2013, 16 May). The New Age experience in Sedona, Arizona. Queen Margaret University. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the 22nd Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual International Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Pernecky, T. (2013, 11-14 February). Re-examining the Ability of Mass Tourism to Promote Peace. Paper presented at the meeting of the CAUTHE 2013 Conference Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2013, 11-14 February ). From self-employed hospitality entrepreneur to paid employee: The motivational factors behind the transition. In J. Fountain & K. Moore (Chair), Lincoln University. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the CAUTHE: 23rd Annual Conference, Lincoln, Canterbury.
  • Pernecky, T. (2012, 20 April). Researching Peace: Progress, Issues and Challenges. Presented at the NZTRI Seminar Series 2012:5, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (2011, 2-5 July). Tourism & Peace Workshop. Workshop delivered at the IV Critical Tourism Studies Conference, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
  • Pernecky, T. (2011, 2-5 July). Worldmaking: A new paradigm for tourism and events studies. Paper presented at the IV Critical Tourism Studies Conference, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
  • Pernecky, T. (2011, 28 June - 1 July). Tourism and Constructionist Inquiry. Paper presented at the Advancing the Social Science of Tourism Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford. 
  • Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2010, 28 November). Researching Phenomena on the Fringe of Acceptance. Paper presented at the 4th Conference of the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT), AUT University, Auckland.
  • Pernecky, T. (2010, 24-26 November). The Importance of (Hermeneutic) Phenomenological Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies. Paper presented at the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, AUT University, Auckland.
  • Pernecky, T. (2010) Tourism Through Constructionism. Conference abstract published in the proceedings of the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology (Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-17 July 2010).
  • Pernecky, T. (2009, 21-24th June ). Broadening the Vistas of Tourism Epistemology: The Concept of “Being in the World". Paper presented at the 3rd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Zadar, Croatia.
  • Pernecky, T. (2007, 20-23 June). Making Sense of the Critical Turn. Paper presented at the 2nd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Split, Croatia.
  • Pernecky, T. (2006, 8 June). The Process of New Age Becoming and the Critical Turn in Tourism Studies, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
  • Pernecky, T. (2005, 30 June - 3 July). Exploring the (In)credible: The Impact of Constructivism in Tourism Studies. Paper presented at the 1st International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Awards:

  • 2013 Faculty of Culture and Society Excellence in Teaching Award, Auckland University of Technology.
  • 2013 Faculty of Culture and Society Highly Commended Excellence in Research Award, Auckland University of Technology.
  • 2013 Best Paper Award at the ISL 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership for the paper entitled Sustainable leadership in the events industry: Assessing the potential of honeybee approaches, June 2013, Nice, France.
  • 2010 Faculty of Applied Humanities Emerging Researcher Award 2010, Auckland University of Technology.
  • 2009 Exemplary Program Award for2009 Australasian Conference on Obesity.*
  • 2008 Exemplary Program Award for Going Green 2008.*

*These conferences were recognised as the most exemplary programmes by the Conferences and Professional Programs (CAPP) Awards Committee based in Boston, Massachusetts, which is part of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA).


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