Manuel Alector Ribeiro is an Associate Lecturer in Marketing and Tourism, joining the Middlesex University Business School in November 2016. Prior to this, Manuel Alector has many years’ experience working in the hospitality industry at the managerial level both in the UK and abroad. Manuel holds an MSc in Tourism Management and Development at the University of Algarve (Portugal) and he is finishing his PhD in Tourism Studies at the same institution. Also, he holds a BA in Translation Studies at the Polytechnique Institute of Castelo Branco (Portugal). His current research draws widely on sporting mega-events and investigates the interplay among citizens’ trust (distrust) on mega-events organisers (Government and Local Organizing Committee), citizens’ emotional knowledge of mega-events and corruption in government and transparency on mega-events organisations. Also, he is interested in local residents support for sustainable tourism development policy and planning, mainly in small islands developing states (SIDS) and developing countries. Yet, he is interested in the emotional aspects of consumption in the hospitality environment. His work is published in journals such as Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Geographies or Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He works collaboratively on research projects with others scholars from University of Georgia (USA), Washington State University (USA), University of São Paulo (Brazil), University of Mauritius (Mauritius), University of Algarve (Portugal), University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and University of Córdoba (Spain).
Cape Verdean creole, Portuguese, Spanish, English and French
Manuel teaches across tourism and marketing subject areas to students from Marketing, Business Management and International Tourism Management programmes.
Ribeiro, M.A, Nunkoo, R., Gursoy, D., & Panosso-Netto, A. (July, 2017). The roles of knowledge and transparency in the relationship between corruption and residents’ trust on Mega-Events organising committee. Paper presented at the 7th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference and in AHTMM Conference Proceedings; Famagusta, Cyprus.
Woosnam, K.M., Aleshinloye, K.D., Ribeiro, M.A, Jiang, J., & Erul, E. (July, 2017). Social determinants of place attachment at a Nigerian cultural festival. Paper presented at the 7th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference and in AHTMM Conference Proceedings; Famagusta, Cyprus.
Ribeiro, M. A., & Woosnam, K.M., (2016) Considering residents’ emotional solidarity with visitors in explaining perceived festival social impacts. Atlas Annual Conference, 14-16 September, Canterbury, UK.
Manuel teaches across Marketing and Tourism subject areas to students from Marketing, Business Management and International Tourism Management programmes.