International Place Branding Yearbook 2010: Place Branding in the New Age of Innovation

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 27, 2010 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
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The Place Branding Yearbook 2010 examines the case for applying brand and marketing strategies and tactics to the economic, social, political and cultural development of places such as communities, villages, towns, cities, regions, countries, academic institutions and other locations to help them compete in the global, national and local markets.

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FRANK GO is Professor and Director of the Centre for Tourism Management at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Prior to his present post he served within business faculties at universities in Canada and Hong Kong. His research focus is on marketing strategy, destination images and brand identity, ICT and innovation, sustainable business development. He serves as Academic Director of the MSc program - a joint program of RSM/Hotel School, The Hague - and is a visiting professor at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan and the Open University Business School, UK. Go has also (co-) authored more than 125 articles, official reports and book chapters in which most of his writing has focused on the need to integrate technological, market and organizational change in travel, destination and hospitality contexts to improve the effectiveness of organizations.

ROBERT GOVERS is currently serving as Adjunct Associate Professor, holding the Visit Flanders Chair in Tourism Management of the Consortium University of Leuven, Belgium, where he was also Project Manager at the Flemish Centre for Tourism Policy Studies. Besides this he is a Visiting Faculty with The Hotel School, The Hague, Rotterdam School of Management, IULM University in Milan, the University of Turin and several institutes in Dubai. He co-authored many publications in the field of place branding and image, tourism, hospitality and quality management. As a project manager, Govers has been involved in many consultancy projects for reputable organizations such as IATA, the European Commission, the Flemish Government and various Dutch ministries and tourism promotion boards, and has taught courses on place branding, marketing, services marketing, strategic services management, and research methods. (www.rgovers.com)