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:

  • 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:

Tomas is interested in a broad range of subjects, which is reflected in his publications. He has published in leading tourism journals, edited books, and is currently working on a manuscript that deals with epistemological and ontological aspects of qualitative inquiry. In 2010, Tomas founded the EPTHE network - created for researchers and students interested in critically exploring the issues of peace through tourism, hospitality, and events. In 2013, Tomas co-established a network of postdisciplinary-minded thinkers, and is co-chairing the 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference in Copenhagen, June 2015.

Tomas's broader interests include philosophical aspects of qualitative research, constructionist epistemology, hermeneutic phenomenology, and postdisciplinary modes of knowledge production. More specifically, his work evolves around theoretical inquiries into tourism and events, sustainability and sustainable leadership, and the critical exploration of a number of issues interconnected with the tourism and events phenomena. 

Teaching Areas:

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

 

CURRENT SUPERVISION:

 

 Vladimir Antchak (PhD Candidate); Thesis Title: Event portfolio design: Exploring key factors, strategies and initiatives in New Zealand. [primary supervisor]

 

 BAI Chongshun (PhD Candidate); Thesis Title:   Intercultural Pragmatics of Chinese-to-English Tourism Translation (in mainland China: Yunnan Province as a Case). [secondary supervisor]

 

Amber Knowsley (Masters Student); Thesis Title: Is anyone doing anything? Carbon dioxide emission mitigation within the New Zealand accommodation sector. [primary supervisor] 


 

Research areas:

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


Current Research Projects:

Munar, A. M., Pernecky, T., & Feighery, W. (2015). Postdisciplinary Approaches to Tourism - A special Issue for Tourism Analysis. Tourism Analaysis. Fortcoming in 2015

Pernecky, T. (2015). Approaches and Methods in Event Studies. Routledge.Forthcoming in 2015/2016 

 

Publications:

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

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

  • Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (2015). Events as Societal Phenomena. In T. Pernecky & O. Moufakkir (Eds.), Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Forthcoming.
  • Pernecky, T. (2015). Paradigm, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism (2nd ed.). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag. Forthcoming.
  • Pernecky, T. (2015). Tourism, Prejudice and Societal Conflict. In M. Lueck, Velvin, J, Eilzer, C, & Eisenstein, B (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: Peter Lang Verlag. Forthcoming.

  • Pernecky, T. (2014). Realist and constructionist shades of grey. Annals of Tourism Research48(5), 295-298. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2014.06.011 

    Pernecky, T. (2014). The Making of Societies Through Events: On Ideology, Power and Consent. In O. Moufakkir, & T. Pernecky (Eds.), Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. CABI International.

  • 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:

  • 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 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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