Makkonen, T. Weidenfeld, A., Williams, A.M (Accepted/In press) Cross-border regional innovation system integration: an analytical framework. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / Journal of Economic and Social Geography .
Weidenfeld, A., Bjork, P . and Williams, A.M. (forthcoming). Cognitive and cultural proximity between service managers and customers in cross border regions: knowledge transfer implications, Scandinavian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research.
Ram, Y., Bjork, P., and Weidenfeld A. (2016). Authenticity and place attachment of major visitor attractions, Tourism Management 52, 110 122. Weidenfeld, A., Williams, A.M and Butler, R. W.(2014), Spatial Competition and Agglomeration in the Visitor Attraction Sector, The Service Industries Journal, 34:175-195
Weidenfeld, A. (2013). Tourism and cross border regional innovation systems. Annals of Tourism Research, 42, 191-213.
Weidenfeld, A., & Leask, A. (2013). Exploring the relationship between visitor attractions and events: definitions and management factors. Current Issues in Tourism, 16, 552-569.
Butler R.W and Weidenfeld, A. (2012), Cooperation and competition during the resort lifecycle,Tourism Recreation Research, 37, (11), pp. 15-26.
Weidenfeld, A., Butler, R. W and Williams, A.M. (2011) The role of clustering, cooperation and complementarities in the visitor attraction sector, Current Issues in Tourism 14 (7), pp. 595-629.
Weidenfeld, A., Williams, A.M and Butler, R. W.(2010) Knowledge transfer and innovations among tourist attractions, Annals of Tourism Research 37(3), pp. 604-626.
Weidenfeld, A. (2010) Iconicity and 'Flagshipness' of tourist attractions, Annals of Tourism Research 37(3), pp. 851–854.
Weidenfeld, A., Butler, R. W and Williams, A.M (2010) Clustering and compatibility between tourism attractions, International Journal of Tourism Research 12(1), pp.1-16.
Weidenfeld, A. and Ron, A. (2009) Religious needs in the tourism industry, Anatolia: an International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research 19 (2), pp.357-361.
Weidenfeld, A. (2006) Religious needs in the hospitality industry, Tourism and Hospitality Research 6(2), pp. 143-159.
Weidenfeld, A. Butler, R.W. and Williams A.M. (2016). Visitor Attractions and Events: Location and Linkages, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK
Weidenfeld, A. & C. M. Hall (2014). The Role of Tourism in the Development of Regional and Sectoral Innovation Systems In A. Lew, C. M. Hall and A.M. Williams (2014) Companion to Tourism, Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley.
Weidenfeld, A. Williams. A.M and Butler, R. W (2011), Why Cluster? Text and sub-text in the engagement of tourism development policies with the cluster concept, In Dredge, D.and Jenkins, J.M. (eds), Stories of Practice: Tourism Policy and Planning, pp. 335-358, farnhem, UK Ashgate Publishing.
Weidenfeld, A. Williams. A.M and Butler, R. W (2011), Cooperation, competition, knowledge transfer and innovations among visitor attractions and their spatial proximity and product similarity, University of ExeterFinal Report, https://eric.exeter.ac.uk/repository/bitstream/handle/10036/3083/cooperation,%20competition.pdf?sequence=1
Weidenfeld, A .(2008). How do I 'join-up'? The use of collaborative planning methods in the UK, In Smeleva, I.A. and Shmelev. S. (eds) Sustainable Urban Development: Interdisciplinary Approach, pp. 58-72, St Petersburg University Press, Russia: St Petersburg.
Weidenfeld, A., Bjork, P. & Williams A.M. (2012). Relational Proximity and knowledge transfer between service firms and customers inEuropean cross border regions, 52nd European Congress of Regional Science, Bratislava, Slovakia, 21-25 August.
Weidenfeld, A (2011), The emergence of regional tourism innovation systems in cross border regions, Advancing the Social Science of Tourism, School of management, Guildford, Surrey, UK, June 2011.
Weidenfeld. A. (2011) The role of tourism in cross border regional innovation systems, the European Commission, the Government Office for local self-government and regional policy in Slovenia and the Regional Study Association, What Future for Cohesion Policy? An Academic and Policy Debate, Bled, Slovenia, 16-18 March.
Weidenfeld. A. (2011) Developing Cross-Border Regional Tourism Innovation Systems: Key factors and challenges, Innovation Processes and Destination Development in Tourist Resorts, The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Tourism and Regional Development, Östersund, European Tourism Research Institute, 30 March - 1 April Östersund, Sweden.
Weidenfeld, A. & Buter, R.W (2011) Cooperation and competition in tourist destinations through the stages of the tourism area life cycle, 28th June- 1st July 2011, Advancing the Social Science of Tourism, School of management, Guildford, Surrey, Uk, June 2011.
Weidenfeld, A. & Buter, R.W (2011) Cooperation and competition in tourist destinations through the stages of the tourism area life cycle, New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World, 51st European Congress of the Regional Science Association International ,30th August - 3rd September, Barcelona, Spain.
Weidenfeld, A. Björk, P. and Williams, A. M (2011), The impact of EU cross border cultural differences on knowledge transfer and learning from visitors, The 20th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, 21th to 24th of September, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Cooperation, Competition, Spatial Proximity and Stage of Development of Tourist Destinations Butler, R., & Weidenfeld, A. (2011). Cooperation, Competition, Spatial Proximity and Stage of Development of Tourist Destinations. Paper presented at the CAUTHE 2011: National Conference: Tourism : Creating a Brilliant Blend. Available at <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=909998031456331;res=IELBUS>
Weidenfeld, A. (2008), Do we need them clustered? Collaboration , competition and knowledge transfer between tourist attractions, the 4th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, the winner of the best PhD dissertation.
Weidenfeld, A. (2008), Cooperation competition, and Knowledge Transfer between tourist attractions, 6th of March, Tourism Geographies: Space, Place and Lifestyle Mobilities, University of West England, Bristol.
Weidenfeld, A. (2007), Do we need them clustered? Collaboration, competition and knowledge transfer between tourist attractions, 6th DeHaan Tourism Management Conference, 18th of December, Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute, Nottingham University Business School.
Weidenfeld, A. (2006) Presented a paper, Planning and the Ambivalence in Planning and Collaborative Governance in the conference "Global Places, Local Places", Planning Research Conference, 5-7 April, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.
Weidenfeld, A. (2005) Planning and the Ambivalence in planning and collaborative governance, in a conference, "'One Size fits It All'? Contemporary Challenges of Integration and Fragmentation", 16th-17th, June 2005, Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Independent Study Module Tourism Project
Tourism Policy and Planning
Tourism Impacts and Sustainability
Visitor Attraction Management
Cross border Knowledge transfer
Innovation in the service industries
Tourism policy and planning
Makkonen, Teemu and Weidenfeld, Adi (2016) Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 7 (4). pp. 389-406. ISSN 2040-4468
Weidenfeld, Adi and Bjork, Peter and Williams, Allan M. (2016) Cognitive and cultural proximity between service managers and customers in cross border regions: knowledge transfer implications. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 16 (sup 1). pp. 66-86. ISSN 1502-2250 (Published online first)
Makkonen, Teemu and Weidenfeld, Adi and Williams, Allan M. (2016) Cross-border regional innovation system integration: an analytical framework. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / Journal of Economic and Social Geography . ISSN 0040-747X (Published online first)
Weidenfeld, Adi and Butler, Richard W. and Williams, Allan M. (2016) Visitor attractions and events: locations and linkages. Routledge Advances in Event Research Series . Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9781317580256
Butler, Richard W. and Weidenfeld, Adi (2012) Cooperation and competition during the resort lifecycle. Tourism Recreation Research, 37 (1). pp. 15-26. ISSN 0250-8281
Adi Weidenfeld is a senior lecturer in tourism management at Middlesex University, London, UK and a visiting researcher at Hanken School of Economics in Vasa. Adi has worked on his 2 year Marie Curie Intra-European postdoctoral Fellowship since October 2010 with Prof Peter Björk and Prof Allan Williams (school of management, University of Surrey). His main aim is to study the nature of customer participation in knowledge transfer and innovative processes in the service industries in the context of the geographic features of regional innovation systems in European cross-border tourism regions, such as mix of cultures, ethnicities, languages, border mobilities and proximity to borders. The study is a 2 year project, funded by the EU 7th Framework (Grant Agreement PIEF-GA-2009-254516-KTIECBR). More information is available here.
Adi's other main interests include tourism development planning and policies, tourism clusters, visitor attractions and economic geography. Adi has worked as a senior lecturer in tourism management and completed his PhD thesis on cooperation, competition, knowledge transfer and spatial diffusion of innovation among visitor attractions in tourism clusters in the Geography department, College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK under the supervision of Prof Allan Williams and Prof Richard Butler.
Adi is currently working on a research project funded by the Israeli Ministry of agriculture and led by the department of agricultural economics at the Hebrew University, studying complementary relationships between agricultural to non-agricultural visitor attractions in rural areas in Israel.
He is also a collaborator in the Cross-Border Regional Innovation System Integration project, Intra-European Fellowship for career development within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the EU, Grant number PIEF-GA-2013-624930 as a second mentor.
The project aims at providing insightful knowledge on cross-border regional cooperation in terms of how different types of proximity and levels of integration of cross-border regional innovation systems (CBRIS) impact on knowledge transfer mechanisms and levels of innovativeness in SMEs.Fellowships and Awards
2014 Stiftelsen Svenska handelshögskolan award for outstanding academic publications €4125
2010-2012 Marie Curie Intra-European Postdoctoral Fellowship€169, 888
2006 Cornwall Heritage Trust£200 2006-2007
Savoy Educational Trust (annual award) £1,500
2005-2008 Exeter Research Scholarship (ERS) (annual award) £25,000
2005-2007 Ian Karten Annual Scholarship £1,000
2005-2007 Victor Ford Scholar, The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust (annual award) £1,500
2005-2007 Fred and Pat Tuckman Foundation (annual award) £1,000
2005-2007 Kenneth Lindsay Scholarship (annual award) £2,000
2003 Research Grant, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL £500
Research note editor, Journal of Tourism Policy
A Fellow of the and of the Royal geographic Society and responsible for international and links with the industry of the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research group
A Member of the Regional Studies Association