Dr Tomas Pernecky

Associate Professor

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6764

Email: tomas.pernecky@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

OFFICE: WH523
Faculty of Culture and Society
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland, New Zealand



Links to relevant web pages:
http://qualitativephilosophy.com/

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Master of Business (First Class Honours), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Memberships and Affiliations:

Biography:


Tomas Pernecky is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. His wide-ranging research interests extend to the fields of tourism and events studies, which he employs as contexts for examining a variety of philosophical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues. Tomas is the convenor of the 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches, to be held at the Auckland University of Technology in 2018. 

His teaching has been officially recognised by receiving the 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the subsequent nomination by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA). He has edited three books on a range of events-related topics, and recently published a monograph titled Epistemology and Metaphysics for Qualitative Research.

Research Areas:

  • Epistemology, ontology, metaphysics
  • Qualitative research
  • Social ontology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Postdisciplinary approaches to knowledge
  • Event studies
  • Hermeneutic phenomenology
  • Social constructionism
  • Sustainability and sustainable leadership.

Publications:

Monographs and edited books

  • 2016 Pernecky, T. (2016). Epistemology and metaphysics for qualitative research. London, UK: SAGE Publications.
  • 2016 Pernecky, T. (Ed.). (2016). Approaches and methods in Event Studies. London, UK: Routledge.
  • 2014 Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (Eds.). (2014). Ideological, social and cultural aspects of events. Wallingford, UK: CABI.
  • 2013 Pernecky, T., & Lueck, M. (Eds.). (2013). Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London, UK: Routledge.

Refereed publications

  • 2016 Munar, A. M., Pernecky, T., & Feighery, W. (Eds.).(2015). An introduction to tourism postdisciplinarity. Tourism Analysis [Special Issue], 21(4). doi: 10.3727/108354216X14600320851578.
  • 2016 Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Wheeller, B. (2016). Existential postdisciplinarity: Personal journeys into tourism, art, and freedom. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi: 10.3727/108354216X14600320851730.
  • 2016 Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Feighery, W. (2016). Tourism in a postdisciplinary milieu: Final demarcation points. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851857.
  • 2016 Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2016). Hospitality entrepreneurship: A link in the career chain. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(4), 717-736. doi:10.1108/IJCHM-05-2014-0247.
  • 2015 Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Prospects and challenges in the study of New Age Tourism: A critical commentary. Tourism Analysis, 20(6), 705-713. doi:10.3727/108354215X1446845878237.
  • 2015 Pernecky, T. (2015). Sustainable leadership in event management. Event Management, 19(1), 109-121. doi:10.3727/152599515X14229071393188.
  • 2015 Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Leading the way: A case of Cultural Creatives. Proceedings of the Institute for Sustainable Leadership, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-4 June 2015. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • 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.
  • 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. (2013). Sustainable leadership in the events industry: Assessing the potential of Honeybee Approaches. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, 2013 Nice, June 4-7, (pp. 130-140). Pymble, NSW, Australia: Institute for Sustainable Leadership.
  • 2013 Pernecky, T. (2013). Re-examining the ability of mass tourism to promote peace. Refereed conference paper presented In J. Fountain, & K. Moore (Eds.), Proceedings of the CAUTHE 23rd Annual Conference. Tourism and global change: On the edge of something big, Lincoln University, Lincoln, 12-14 February 2013 (pp. 587-590). Lincoln, Lincoln 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.), Proceedings of the CAUTHE 23rd Annual Conference. Tourism and global change: On the edge of something big, Lincoln University, Lincoln, 12-14 February 2013 (pp. 7-10). Lincoln, Lincoln University.
  • 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). Broadening the vistas of tourism epistemology: The concept of "Being in the World". Refereed conference paper presented at the meeting of the 3rd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 21-24 June 2009. Zadar, Croatia.
  • 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. Doi: 10.1080/02508281.2006.11081245
  • 2006 Pernecky, T. (2006). Co-Creating with the universe: A phenomenological study of New Age tourists. Tourism, 54(2), 127-143.

Book chapters and encyclopedia entries (quality assured)

  • 2016 Pernecky, T. (2016). What and when is an event: A short prelude to event studies. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Approaches and methods in Event Studies (pp. xv-xvi). London, UK: Routledge.
  • 2016 Pernecky, T. (2016). The epistemic foundations of event studies. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Approaches and methods in Event Studies (pp. 3-21). London, UK: Routledge.
  • 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) (pp. 11-38). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • 2015 Pernecky, T. (2015). Paradigm, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), The encyclopedia of Tourism (2nd ed.). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • 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: CABI.
  • 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: CABI.
  • 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, UK: 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, UK: Routledge.
  • 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, The Netherlands: 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,The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Keynote and invited participation

  • 2016 Invited keynote presentation on Postdisciplinarity and Academic Wellbeing. To be presented on 4th August, 2016, at the Critical Tourism Studies North America Conference 2016, University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • 2013 Invited to deliver a workshop on Tourism and Peace. Presented with Dr Senija Causevic on 27 June, 2013, at the V Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 2011 Invited to deliver a workshop on Tourism and Peace. Presented with Prof Omar Moufakkir on 4 July, 2011, at the IV Critical Tourism Studies Conference, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Refereed conference presentations and published abstracts

  • 2015     Botterill, D., & Pernecky, T. (2015, 2-25 June ). Advancing Tourism Knowledge in the Post Disciplinary Social Sciences. Presented at the 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
  • 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. 
  • 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. (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 2nd 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.

Awards:

  • 2015 Nominated by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2014 The 2014 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
  • 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).
  • 2010 2010 Faculty of Applied Humanities Emerging Researcher Award
    Recipient of the 2010 Faculty of Applied Humanities Emerging Researcher Award (commended) at the Auckland University of Technology.
  • 2009 Exemplary Program Award for "2009 Australasian Conference on Obesity"
    The 2009 Australasian Conference on Obesity was developed under the management of Dr Pernecky and was recognised as the most exemplary programme of the 2009-2010 year by the Conferences and Professional P rograms (CAPP) Awards Committee based in Boston, Massachusetts, which is part of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).
  • 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).

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