I am Associate Professor of Human and Economic Geography from Uppsala University. My doctoral dissertation (Abbasian, 2003) was about Immigrant female entrepreneurship and integration into the Swedish society. My research interests include different issues related to tourism and hospitality (e.g. Urban/ City Tourism, Diaspora Second Home Tourism, City festivals, Destination image creation) plus self-entrepreneurship among women and immigrants.
Since 2014 I have peer-reviewed a large number of scientific articles for several international journals in the research fields of Entrepreneurship, Tourism, Hospitality management, Training, and Civil sector.
Link to my publications in Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=GqDs_tkAAAAJ&hl=sv
Here, some of my recent publications:
Abbasian, S. (2021), Good Idea But Not Here! A Pilot Study of Swedish Tourism Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Halal Tourism. Sustainability Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1-17. (Open access): https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/5/2646 External link.
Abbasian, S., Benyamine, I., & Lundberg, A. (2021), Festival Venue that makes sense- A study of Skansen arena in Stockholm, Cogent Social Sciences External link.Vol. 7 Issue 1 External link.: 1886652 (Open access), Full article: Festival Venue that makes sense- A study of Skansen arena in Stockholm (tandfonline.com) External link.
Abbasian, S., Lundberg, A. (2020), Between Fire and Ice: Experiences of the Persian Fire Festival in a Nordic setting. Sustainability 12 (24), 1-16 (Open access), https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/24/10374 External link.
Abbasian et al., (2020), Overtourism in Dubrovnik in the eyes of local tourism employees: A qualitative study. Cogent Social Sciences, Leisure and Tourism, Vol. 6 Issue 2: 1775944 (Open access). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311886.2020.1775944 External link.
Abbasian, S., Müller, D.K. (2019), Displaced diaspora second-home tourism: an explorative study of Swedish-Iranians and their second-home purchases in Turkey. Tourism: An International interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 67, No. 3, pp. 239-252 (Open access). https://hrcak.srce.hr/225739 External link.
Abbasian, S. (2019), Solo travellers to city destinations: an exploratory study in Sweden. International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 35-50. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJTC-01-2018-0001/full/html External link.
Abbasian, S (2018), Participants’ perception of training programmes in Tourism industry: A Swedish pilot study. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 309-324
Abbasian, S. (2018), Political Crises and Destination Choice: An Exploratory Study of Swedish-Iranian Second-Home Buyers, Tourism Culture & Communication, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 205-218
Andersson, G, Abbasian, S. (2018), Analysis Dimensions of City Destination Character and Image Positioning, Journal of Almoturism, Vol 19 No. 17, pp. 33-54