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

Memberships and Affiliations:

Tourism Postdisciplinary Network
Exploring Peace through Tourism, Hospitality and Events Network (EPTHE)
International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education(ICNT).
Reviewer for Annals of Tourism Research
Co-Chair of the 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference, Copenhagen 2015
International Centre for Peace through Tourism Research (2010-2014) 
Co-editor of The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research (2010-2014) 
The Critical Tourism Studies Network (CTS)
Scientific Organising Committee, 4th Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Cardiff, UK, July 2011

Biography:

I am interested in a diverse range of topics, and this is reflected in my publications. I am passionate about philosophical aspects of qualitative research, constructionist epistemology, hermeneutic phenomenology, social ontology and postdisciplinary modes of knowledge production. With regard to the fields in which I teach, my work tends to revolve around theoretical inquiries into tourism and events, sustainability and sustainable leadership, and the critical exploration of a number of issues that are interconnected with the tourism and events phenomena. I have published in leading, A-ranked tourism and event management journals, and I am currently editing a third book in the field of Event Studies. I am also finalising a monograph for Sage publications on metaphysics and epistemology in qualitative research. In 2010, I founded the EPTHE network - created for researchers and students interested in critically exploring the issues of peace through tourism, hospitality, and events. In 2013, I co-established a network of postdisciplinary-minded thinkers which will host its 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference in Copenhagen in June 2015, which I will co-chair. My teaching ability was recognised last year when I was awarded the 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; this year I have been nominated by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA).

Teaching Areas:

Supervision of Masters and Doctoral Students (mainly in the areas of events & tourism)

216620 Event Planning (Paper Coordinator)

287901 Cooperative Education.

 


COMPLETED SUPERVISIONS

 

Thesis Title

Degree  

T (thesis) or D (dissertation)

Due Date

P (primary)

S (secondary)

University

From self-employed hospitality entrepreneur to paid-employment: What is the motivation behind the transition?

Siets Adrianga 

Masters Thesis

T

March 2014

S

AUT

 

SUPERVISIONS IN PROGRESS 

Thesis Title

Degree  

T (thesis) or D (dissertation)

Due Date

 

University

Event Portfolio Strategy: Interests, Conflict and Power. Analysis of Inter-Organisational Relationships and Networks

Vladimir Antchak 

 

Doctoral Thesis

T

April 2016

P

AUT

Carbon dioxide emission mitigation within the New Zealand accommodation sector

Amber Knowsley 

Masters Thesis

T

April 2016

P

AUT







 

Research Areas:

  • Epistemology and metaphysics/ontology in qualitative research
  • Research methodology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Social Ontology
  • Phenomenology
  • Event Studies
  • Postdisciplinarity
  • The Worldmaking of events and tourism
  • Sustainability & sustainable leadership

Current Research Projects:

2015      Munar, A. M., Pernecky, T., & Feighery, W. (Eds.).(2015). Postdisciplinary Approaches to Tourism. Tourism Analysis [Special Issue] (forthcoming).

2015      Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Wheeller, B. (2015). Existential Postdisciplinarity: Personal Journeys into Tourism, Art and Freedom. Tourism Analysis (forthcoming).

2015      Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2015). Hospitality entrepreneurship: A journey, not a destination. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (forthcoming).

2015      Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Feighery, W. (2015). Postdisciplinary Thoughts on Tourism: Demarcation Tourism Analysis (forthcoming).

2015      Pernecky, T. (2015). Epistemology and Metaphysics in Qualitative Research. London, UK: SAGE Publications (forthcoming).

2016      Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Prospects and challenges in the study of New Age Tourism: A critical commentary. Tourism Analysis (forthcoming).

2016      Pernecky, T. (Ed.). (2016). Approaches and Methods in Event Studies. London, UK: Routledge (forthcoming).

Publications:

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

2015      Botterill, D., & Pernecky, T. (2015, 2-25 June ). Advancing Tourism Knowledge in the Post Disciplinary Social Sciences. To be presented at the meeting of the 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Accepted; forthcoming.

2015      Pernecky, T. (2015, 3-5 June ). Leading the way: A case of Cultural Creatives. To be presented at the meeting of the 10th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Accepted; forthcoming.

2013      Pernecky, T. (2013, 11-14 February). Re-examining the ability of mass tourism to promote peace. In J. Fountain, & K. Moore (Eds.), Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. CAUTHE 2013 Conference Proceedings (pp. 7-10). Lincoln, Canterbury: Lincoln University.

2013      Pernecky, T. (2013). The worldmaking aspects of events. In L. Minnaert, & S. Causevic (Eds.), International critical tourism studies conference. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2013      Pernecky, T. (2013). Towards Post-disciplinary Ways of Knowing. In Welcoming Encounters: Tourism Research in a Post Disciplinary Era (pp. 17). London, UK: The Educational Travel Foundation.

2013      Poulston, J. M., & Pernecky, T. (2013). The New Age experience in Sedona, Arizona. In Council for Hospitality Management Education's (CHME) Annual Research Conference 2013. Edinburgh, Scotland: Queen Margaret University.

2013      Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2013). From self-employed hospitality entrepreneur to paid employee: the motivational factors behind the transition. In J. Fountain, & K. Moore (Eds.), Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. CAUTHE 2013 Conference Proceedings (pp. 7-10). Lincoln, Canterbury: Lincoln University. 

2012      Pernecky, T. (2012, 20 April). Researching Peace: Progress, Issues and Challenges. Presentation delivered as part of the NZTRI Seminar Series 2012:5, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

2011      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.

2011      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.

2011      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.

2010      Pernecky, T. (2010, 11-17 July). Tourism Through Constructionism. In P. Chall (Ed.),  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Sociology on the Move, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2010      Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2010). Researching Phenomena on the Fringe of Acceptance. In M. Lück (Ed.), 4th Conference of the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT): The Human Side of Tourism (pp. 11). Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University.

2010      Pernecky, T. (2010). The Importance of (Hermeneutic) Phenomenological Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies. In M. Orams, M. Lück, J. Poulston, & S. Race (Eds.), Proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, 2010 (pp. 377). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.

2009      Pernecky, T. (2009, 21-24th June ). Broadening the Vistas of Tourism Epistemology: The Concept of “Being in the World. presented at the meeting of the 3rd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Zadar, Croatia.

2007      Pernecky, T. (2007, 20-23 June). Making Sense of the Critical Turn. Paper presented at the meeting of the Second International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Split, Croatia.

2006      Pernecky, T. (2006, 8 June). The Process of New Age Becoming and the Critical Turn in Tourism Studies. Presentation delivered at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

2005      Pernecky, T. (2005, 30 June - 3 July). Exploring the (In)credible: The Impact of Constructivism in Tourism Studies. Paper presented at the meeting of the First International Conference on Critical Tourism Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

  

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (QUALITY ASSURED)

2015      Pernecky, T. (2015). Sustainable Leadership in Event Management. Event Management, 19(1).

2014      Pernecky, T. (2014). Realist and constructionist shades of grey. Annals of Tourism Research, 48(5), 295-298. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2014.06.011

2015      Pernecky, T. (2015). Tourism, Prejudice and Societal Conflict. In M. Lueck, J. Velvin, C. Eilzer, & B. Eisenstein (Eds.), The social side of tourism: The interface between tourism, society, and the environment. Answers to global questions from the International Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag.

2014      Pernecky, T. (2014). Paradigm, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism (2nd ed.). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

2014      Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (Eds.). (2014). Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

2014      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 (pp. 28-46). Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

2014      Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (2014). Events as Societal Phenomena. In T. Pernecky & O. Moufakkir (Eds.), Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events (pp. 1-11). Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

2014      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

2013      Pernecky, T., & Lueck, M. (Eds.). (2013). Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London: Routledge.

2013      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.

2013      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.

2013      Pernecky, T. (2013). Sustainable leadership in the events industry: Assessing the potential of Honeybee Approaches. In B. Hughes, & G. C. Avery (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, 2013 Nice, June 4-7 [full paper, refereed] (pp. 130-140). Pymble, NSW, Australia: Institute for Sustainable Leadership.

2013      Pernecky, T. (2013). Re-examining the ability of mass tourism to promote peace. In J. Fountain, & K. Moore (Eds.), Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. CAUTHE 2013 Conference Proceedings [full paper, refereed] (pp. 587-590). Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand: CAUTHE 2013.

2012      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.

2010      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

2010      Pernecky, T. (2010). The Being of Tourism. The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research, 1(1), 1-22.

2009      Pernecky, T. (2009, 21-24th June ). Broadening the Vistas of Tourism Epistemology: The Concept of “Being in the World. Refereed conference proceedings paper presented at the meeting of the 3rd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Zadar, Croatia.

2007      Pernecky, T. (2007). 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 (pp. 211-226). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

2007      Doorne, S., Cary, S. H., Brown, G., Lester, J.-A., Brown, K., Pernecky, T., ... Morgan, N. (2007). Processes of Becoming. In I. Ateljevic, N. Morgan, & A. Pritchard (Eds.), The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies (pp. 387-400). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

2006      Pernecky, T., & Johnston, C. (2006). Voyage Through Numinous Space; Applying the Specialization Concept to New Age Tourism. Tourism Recreation Research, 31(1), 37-46.

2006      Pernecky, T. (2006). Co-Creating with the universe: A phenomenological study of New Age tourists. Tourism, 54(2), 127-143.

Awards:

2015   Nominated by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award

2014   The Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence in Teaching

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, 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, June 2013, Nice, France

2013   International Conference Grant:  The Faculty of Culture and Society Committee for Overseas Conference Funding awarded Dr Pernecky with $5,000 towards the costs of presenting at 3 international conferences in June 2013.

2011   A Responsible Tourism Intellectual: Dr Pernecky was identified by leading scholars in Tourism Studies as a "responsible tourism intellectual" for pursuing "tourism knowledge which directly relates to the challenge of creating a more just and sustainable world" (cited by Pritchard, Morgan & Ateljevic, 2011, p. 942). Source: Pritchard, A., Morgan, N., & Ateljevic, I. (2011). Hopeful Tourism: A New Transformative Perspective. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(3), 941-963.

2011   International Conference Funding: The School Contestable International Conference Fund Committee at the Auckland University of Technology awarded Dr Pernecky with $2500 towards the costs of presenting at two conferences in June-July2011.

2010   2010 Faculty of Applied Humanities Emerging Researcher Award

2010   Contestable Overseas Conference Grant: Awarded with $1500 towards the Tourism, Progress and Peace Conference in Jordan 2010.

2009   Exemplary Program Award for “2009 Australasian Conference on Obesity”: The 2009 Australasian Conference on Obesity 

2008   Exemplary Program Award for “Going Green 2008”: The "Going Green 2008" was a free-to-public one day event that attracted 400 people with an objective of helping attendees make more informed choices by offering "Green 'How To’s' for everyday living". The development of this community program was recognised as exemplary by the international benchmarking organization UPCEA (University Professional & Continuing Education Association). Dr Pernecky was one of the organising committee members - involved in developing the concept, planning, and organisation of this event


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