Saeid Abbasian

Saeid Abbasian

Associate Professor

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

I am senior lecturer in Tourism Studies, coordinator of Tourism subject, coordinator of Master's programme in Tourism Studies, and I am representative in the board of school.

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Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies


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:

Here, some of my recent publications:

Abbasian, S. (2023), Festival participation for integration and inclusion? A critical reflection. Full article: Festival participation for integration and inclusion? A critical reflection ( Länk till annan webbplats. External link. (Open Access)

Abbasian, S. (2023), Disparate Emotions as Expressions of Well-Being: Impact of Festival Participation from the Participants’ Subjective View. (Open Access). External link.

Waler, G., and Abbasian, S. (2022), An assessment of crisis management techniques in hotels in London and Stockholm as response to COVID-19’s economic impact. (Open Access) External link.

Pesaresi, A., and Abbasian, S. (2022), Reality and Fiction: Scandinavian Tour Operators’ Image of Italy through Photographs. (Open Access) External link.

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): 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 ( 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), 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). 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). 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. 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

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