Andres Coca-Stefaniak

Professor J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak DProf, MSc, DIC, BEng (Hons), PGCert HE, FHEA, FRGS, FInstTT

Professor of Tourism, Events and Sustainability

Key details

Professor J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak

Professor of Tourism, Events and Sustainability


J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak is Professor of Tourism, Events and Sustainability at the University of Greenwich and Deputy Leader of the Faculty of Business' Tourism Research Centre research group, co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities, co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Cities, and advisor to the China-based World Tourism Cities Federation. He has delivered expert evidence to Members of Parliament in the House of Commons and policy makers at the European Commission in Brussels on topics including the vitality and competitiveness of town centres, tourism, and the role of traditional markets in revitalising town centres.

Andres has 19 years of experience in securing external research funding (mostly from the European Union) with a track record of over €2.4 million of direct funding secured for projects mostly as Principal Investigator with combined budgets to date in excess of €15 million. More recently, he has led the research element of two major projects (GO TRADE and SHARE) co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The GO TRADE project investigated the changing role of traditional markets in revitalising the visitor economy of small and medium-sized towns in France and England. Parallel to this, the SHARE project investigated how small and medium-sized towns across Europe can benefit from smart thinking in delivering a more sustainable offer to residents and visitors alike.

Andres' main areas of interest include urban tourism, smart cities and smart tourism destinations, place marketing & branding, the management and competitiveness of places (including town centres, high streets and tourism destinations), and the management of sustainability in events and tourist destinations.

Prior to joining the University of Greenwich, Andres held academic positions at a number of UK universities. He was also founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Town and City Management and Head of Research, Thought Leadership and International Partnerships at the Association of Town and City Management.

Andres is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals, including Sustainability, the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, the Journal of Tourism Futures, Event Management, the Journal of Place Management and Development, Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights, and the Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal.  He is also a reviewer for various international academic journals, including Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Destination Management & Marketing, Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Journal of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, and the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, among others (see Publons profile for evidence https://publons.com/researcher/1515424/j-andres-coca-stefaniak/metrics/).

Before going into academia, Andres worked as a mineral resources engineer for Shell International and Anglo American plc. with direct field management responsibility for up to 35 staff.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AiDchGMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-andres-coca-stefaniak-b1494b12

Awards

* Inspirational Teaching Award (Faculty of Business), Student-Led Teaching Awards, University of Greenwich, 2020

* Supervisor of the Year award finalist (Faculty of Business), Student-Led Teaching Awards, University of Greenwich, 2020

* Supervisor of the Year Award (Faculty of Business), Student-Led Teaching Awards, University of Greenwich, 2017

* Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience Award, Faculty of Business Excellence in Education Staff Awards, Business Faculty, University of Greenwich, 2016

* Inspirational Teaching Award (runner up), Student-Led Teaching Awards, University of Greenwich, 2016

* Rising Star Award, Faculty of Business Excellence in Education Staff Awards, Business Faculty, University of Greenwich, 2015

* Outstanding Reviewer Award, Emerald Literati Network, International Journal of Tourism Cities, 2015

Recognition

* Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Tourism Cities
* Regional Vice-President (IJTC), International Tourism Studies Association
* Expert Advisor, World Tourism Cities Federation
* Member of the UK Government's Future High Streets Forum
* Editorial Board Member, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management
* Associate Editor, Sustainability
* Associate Editor, Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal
* Editorial Board Member, Journal of Tourism Futures
* Editorial Board Member, Journal of Place Management and Development
* Associate Editor, Event Management
* Founding Editor-in-Chief (formerly), Journal of Town and City Management
* Fellow, Higher Education Academy
* Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
* Senior Fellow, Global Urban Development Group
* Reviewer, Tourism Management
* Reviewer, Cities
* Reviewer, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services
* Reviewer, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
* Reviewer, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management
* Reviewer, International Journal of Retail Distribution and Management
* Reviewer, Journal of Brand Management

Research / Scholarly interests

* Management and competitiveness of places, including town centres, high streets and tourism destinations
* Urban tourism
* Place & tourism destination marketing and branding
* Smart cities and smart tourism destinations
* Management of sustainability in events and tourist destinations

Key funded projects

* SHARE (project budget: 1.4 million Euros – Interreg Europe programme) -
http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/news/articles/2017/a3843-2-share


* GO TRADE (project budget: 5.4 million Euros – Interreg 5A programme) -
http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/news/articles/2017/a3971-christmas-markets

Recent publications

Article

Li, Junxiong , Nguyen, Thi Hong Hai, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2021), Understanding post-pandemic travel behaviours – China’s Golden Week. Elsevier - Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE). In: , , , . Elsevier - Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 49 . pp. 84-88 ISSN: 1447-6770 (Print), 1839-5260 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2021.09.003) NB Item availability restricted.

Setiawan, Chandra , Meivitawanli, Bryna, Arrieta-Paredes, Mary-Paz, Morrison, Alastair M. , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2021), Friendly locals and clean streets? – Evaluating Jakarta’s destination brand image. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sustainability, 13: 7434 2071-1050 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137434).

Martínez-López, Francisco J. , Aguilar-Illescas, Rocío, Molinillo, Sebastián, Anaya-Sánchez, Rafael , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres , Esteban-Millat, Irene (2021), The role of online brand community engagement on consumer-brand relationship. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sustainability, 13: 3679 (7) 2071-1050 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073679).

Xie, Chaowu , Zhang, Jiangchi, Morrison, Alastair, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2021), The effects of risk message frames on post-pandemic travel intentions: The moderation of empathy and perceived waiting time. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Current Issues in Tourism ISSN: 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2021.1881052) NB Item availability restricted.

He, Jie , Mao, Yan, Morrison, Alastair M., Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), On being warm and friendly: The effect of socially responsible human resource management on employee fears of the threats of COVID-19. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 33 (1) . pp. 346-366 ISSN: 0959-6119 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-04-2020-0300).

Zhan, Li , Zeng, Xianmei, Morrison, Alastair M., Liang, Hui , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), A risk perception scale for travel to a crisis epicentre: Visiting Wuhan after COVID-19. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Current Issues in Tourism ISSN: 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1857712) NB Item availability restricted.

Zhang, Jiangchi , Xie, Chaowu, Wang, Jianying, Morrison, Alastair M. , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), Responding to a major global crisis: The effects of hotel safety leadership on employee safety behavior during COVID-19. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 32 (11) . pp. 3365-3389 ISSN: 0959-6119 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-04-2020-0335).

Li, Junxiong , Hallsworth, Alan G., Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), The changing grocery shopping behavior of Chinese consumers at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 111 (3) . pp. 574-583 ISSN: 0040-747X (Print), 1467-9663 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12420) NB Item availability restricted.

Mao, Yan , He, Jie, Morrison, Alastair M., Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), Effects of tourism CSR on employee psychological capital in the COVID-19 crisis: from the perspective of conservation of resources theory. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Current Issues in Tourism ISSN: 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1770706) NB Item availability restricted.

Li, Junxiong , Nguyen, Hai, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), Coronavirus impacts on post-pandemic planned travel behaviours. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Annals of Tourism Research, 86: 102964 ISSN: 0160-7383 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2020.102964) NB Item availability restricted.

Higueras-Castillo, Elena , Molinillo, Sebastian, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres, Liebana-Cabanillas, Francisco (2020), Potential early adopters of hybrid and electric vehicles in Spain – towards a customer profile. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sustainability, 12: 4345 (11) 2071-1050 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114345).

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , (2020), Beyond smart tourism cities – towards a new generation of ‘wise’ tourism destinations. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Journal of Tourism Futures, 7 (2) . pp. 251-258 ISSN: 2055-5911 (Print), 2055-592X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-11-2019-0130).

Moreno-Gil, Sergio and , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), "Guest editorial": Overtourism and the sharing economy – tourism cities at a crossroads. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Tourism Cities, 6 (1) . pp. 1-7 ISSN: 2056-5607 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-03-2020-174).

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , (2019), Marketing smart tourism cities – a strategic dilemma. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Tourism Cities, 5 (4) . pp. 513-518 ISSN: 2056-5607 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2019-163).

Arrieta Paredes, Mary-Paz , Hallsworth, Alan G., Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2019), Small shop survival – the financial response to a global financial crisis. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 53: 101984 ISSN: 0969-6989 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2019.101984).

Eshuis, Jasper , Pel, Bonno, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2019), From ephemeral events to multiple legacies: an international comparison of festival demarcations and management approaches. Cognizant Communication Corporation. In: , , , . Cognizant Communication Corporation, Event Management, 24 (5) . pp. 579-596 ISSN: 1525-9951 (Print), 1943-4308 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3727/152599519X15506259856192) NB Item availability restricted.

Higueras-Castillo, Elena , Molinillo, Sebastian, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres, Liebana-Cabanillas, Francisco (2019), Perceived value and customer adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sustainability, 11: 4956 (18) 2071-1050 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11184956).

Molinillo, Sebastian , Anaya-Sánchez, Rafael, Morrison, Alastair M., Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2019), Smart city communication via social media: analysing residents’ and visitors’ engagement. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Cities, 94 . pp. 247-255 ISSN: 0264-2751 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.06.003).

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , (2019), Does place matter in hospitality?. Institute of Hospitality. In: , , , . Institute of Hospitality, Hospitality Quarterly Magazine, 51 . pp. 19-19 (doi: https://www.instituteofhospitality.org/knowledge/hq-magazine2/).

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , Morrison, Alastair M. (2018), City tourism destinations and terrorism – a worrying trend for now, but could it get worse?. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Tourism Cities, 4 (4) . pp. 409-412 ISSN: 2056-5607 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2018-099).

Hallsworth, Alan G. and , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2018), National high street retail and town centre policy at a cross roads in England and Wales. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Cities, 79 . pp. 134-140 ISSN: 0264-2751 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2018.03.002).

Paulauskaite, Dominyka , Powell, Raymond, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres, Morrison, Alastair M. (2017), Living like a local: Authentic tourism experiences and the sharing economy. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Journal of Tourism Research, 19 (6) . pp. 619-628 ISSN: 1099-2340 (Print), 1522-1970 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2134) NB Item availability restricted.

de Noronha, Ivo , Coca-Stefaniak, Andres, Morrison, Alastair (2017), Confused branding? An exploratory study of place branding practices among place management professionals. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Cities, 66 . pp. 91-98 ISSN: 0264-2751 (Print), 0264-2751 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.04.001) NB Item availability restricted.

Molinillo, Sebastian , Fernández-Morales, Antonio, Ximénez-de-Sandoval, Jose Luis, Coca-Stefaniak, Andres (2016), Hotel assessment through social media: The case of TripAdvisor. University of the Algarve. In: , , , . University of the Algarve, Tourism & Management Studies, 12 (1) . pp. 15-24 ISSN: 2182-8466 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18089/tms.2016.12102).

Branka, Sebastian , Coca-Stefaniak, Andres, Plichta, Jaroslaw (2016), City centres as places for strategic cooperation through active city management - the significance of trade entities. Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi. In: , , , . Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Scientific Annals of Economics and Business, 63 (1) . pp. 133-141 ISSN: 2068–8717 (Print), (doi: http://saaic.feaa.uaic.ro/index.php/saaic/article/view/317).

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , Carroll, Shanaaz (2015), Traditional or experiential places? - Exploring research needs and practitioner challenges in the management of town centres beyond the economic crisis. Henry Stewart Publications. In: , , , . Henry Stewart Publications, Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 9 (1) . pp. 38-45 ISSN: 1752-9638 (Print), 1752-9646 (Online) (doi: http://www.henrystewartpublications.com/jurr) NB Item availability restricted.

Liyanage, Sherry , Coca-Stefaniak, Andres, Powell, Raymond (2015), Dark destinations – Visitor reflections from a holocaust memorial site. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. In: , , , . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, International Journal of Tourism Cities, 1 (4) . pp. 282 -298 ISSN: 2056-5607 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-08-2015-0019).

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , (2014), Place branding and city centre management – exploring international parallels in research and practice. Henry Stewart. In: , , , . Henry Stewart, Journal of Urban regeneration and Renewal, 7 (4) . pp. 367-373 ISSN: 1752-9638 (Print), 1752-9646 (Online) (doi: http://www.henrystewartpublications.com/jurr/v7) NB Item availability restricted.

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , Bagaeen, Samer (2013), Strategic management for sustained high street recovery. Town and Country Planning Association. In: , , , . Town and Country Planning Association, Town & Country Planning, 82 (12) . pp. 532-537 ISSN: 0040-9960 (Print), (doi: ).

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , (2013), A strategic approach to town centres – a must or a maybe?. Royal Scottish Geographical Society. In: , , , . Royal Scottish Geographical Society, The Geographer (doi: http://rsgs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/TheGeographer-Spring2013.pdf).

Book section

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , Morrison, Alastair (2022), Cities. Edward Elgar Publ.. In: , , In: Dimitrios Buhalis (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Tourism Management and Marketin. Edward Elgar Publ., Cheltenham (First) . ISBN: 9781800377479 ; 9781800377486 (doi: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/encyclopedia-of-tourism-management-and-marketing-9781800377479.html).

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , Morrison, Alastair (2022), Cities. Edward Elgar. In: , , In: Dimitrios Buhalis (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Tourism Management and Marketin. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (1st) . ISBN: 9781800377479 (doi: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/encyclopedia-of-tourism-management-and-marketing-9781800377479.html) NB Item availability restricted.

Almeida-Santana, Arminda , David-Negre, Tatiana, Moreno-Gil, Sergio, Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2022), Rethinking tourism models in the platform era of the sharing economy – Implications for tourism marketing and management. Goodfellow Publ.. In: , , In: B. Taheri, R. Rahimi, D. Buhalis (eds.), The Sharing Economy: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenge. Goodfellow Publ., London (First) (doi: ).

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , Seisdedos, Gildo (2020), Smart urban tourism destinations at a crossroads: being ‘smart’ and urban are no longer enough. Routledge. In: , , In: Alastair M. Morrison, J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Citie. Routledge, London, UK (1st) . ISBN: 9780367199999 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429244605-24).

Papaix, Claire and , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2019), Transport in tourism cities – Beyond the functional and towards an experiential approach. Routledge. In: , , In: Alastair M. Morrison, J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Citie. Routledge, London (1st) (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , Carroll, Shanaaz (2014), Managing town centres during the crisis: from retail-focussed management to the experience economy and beyond. RIBEN (Retail Industry Business Engagement Network). In: , , In: Neil Wrigley, Erin Brookes (eds.), Evolving High Streets: Resilience and Reinvention. Perspectives from Social Scienc. RIBEN (Retail Industry Business Engagement Network), Southampton, UK . pp. 29-31 . ISBN: 9780854329809 (doi: http://www.riben.org.uk/Cluster_publications_&_media/Opinion_Pieces_Southampton_Nov_2014.pdf).

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , Bagaeen, Samer (2014), Sustaining urban regeneration – Is effective place management the answer?. X-Change culture-science. In: , , In: N. Mansouri (ed.), Living Tomorro. X-Change culture-science, Vienna, Austria . pp. 58-65 . ISBN: 9783200034822 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Oham, Charles , Kokkranikal, Jithendran, Coca-Stefaniak, Andres (2019), The Role of Spiritual Capital on Social Entrepreneurship. In: Historic International Conference on Spirituality and the Professions, 16 May, 2019 - 18 May, 2019, Waterford, Ireland , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres and , (2019), Driving Research to Support Local Authorities and Marketplaces to Regenerate High Streets. In: Inside Government High Streets Conference, 8 May 2019, London , . , (doi: ).

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , Bathgate, Ian (2013), Managing the sustainability of events and festivals – Towards an European classification model. University of the Highlands and the Islands. In: 2013 Adventure Conference. Being there: slow, fast, traditional, wild, urban, natural…, 21 – 23 May 2013, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland , Adventure Conference, Skye (Scotland. University of the Highlands and the Islands, Skye (Scotland) (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres , Branka, Sebastian, Plichta, J (2015), Managing town centres and destinations - insights from an international survey of professionals in the field. Institute of Place Management. In: , , , 3rd Institute of Place Management Conference, Poznan (Poland), May 201. Institute of Place Management, Poznan, Poland (doi: http://www.placemanagement.org/events/ipm-conference-2015/) NB Item availability restricted.

Zamfir, R. H. C. and , Stefaniak, A. C. (2013), The role of the private sector in sustainability through partnership-based city management. SGEM. In: , , , SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Nano, Bio And Green – Technologies For A Sustainable Futur. SGEM, Albena, Bulgaria . pp. 771-776 . ISBN: 9786197105063ISSN: 1314-2704 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5593/SGEM2013/BF6/S27.032) NB Item availability restricted.

Edited book

Morrison, Alastair M. and , Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2020), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, London, UK (1st) (doi: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Tourism-Cities/Morrison-Coca-Stefaniak/p/book/9780367199999).

Monograph

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres , Ieromonachou, Petros, Paschek, Fanny, Papaix, Claire (2018), GO TRADE survey - Preliminary findings presented to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Markets on 13th November 2018. University of Greenwich. In: , , , . University of Greenwich, London (doi: ).

de Noronha, Ivo , Coca-Stefaniak, Andres, Morrison, Alastair M., Association of Town & City Management (ATCM , International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) , University of Greenwich (2017), Place branding practice in the UK and Ireland. Association of Town and City Management. In: , , , . Association of Town and City Management, London (doi: ).

Chaperon, Samantha , Coca-Stefaniak, Andres, Kennell, James (2016), Business improvement districts and the visitor economy. Association of Town & City Management/University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Association of Town & City Management/University of Greenwich, London, UK (doi: ).

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , Carroll, Shanaaz (2014), Managing town centres during crisis: From retail-focused management to the experience economy and beyond. ESRC & University of Southampton. In: , , , . ESRC & University of Southampton, London, UK (doi: http://www.riben.org.uk/Cluster_publications_&_media/) NB Item availability restricted.

Coca-Stefaniak, Andres and , Bathgate, Ian (2014), Events and festivals as innovation test beds for sustainability: exploring European practice. Lambert Academic Publishing. In: , , In: Andres Coca-Stefaniak, Ian Bathgate (eds.), . Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany (First) . ISBN: 9783200034822 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.