About Emma Björner
Dr. Emma Björner is acting director and researcher at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI) at the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg. At GRI, Emma works in three research projects:
- In the project The Role of Tourism in Multicultural Societies (TiMS), she studies sustainable tourism and how the plurality of places and destinations is communicated, represented and experienced.
- In the project Enhancing Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas through Local Food Systems, Emma works with workshops and communication, and with a focus on food strategies and digitalisation of local food systems.
- In the project Food Systems, Entrepreneurship and Place Development in Halland, Emma explores what is required to support entrepreneurship and small-scale food production, and how it connects to place development and attractiveness.
At GRI, Emma is a member of the Center for Consumption Research and the research programme Managing Big Cities. At the University of Gothenburg, Emma is also affiliated with the Centre for Tourism (CFT), where she is the coordinator of a research network on tourism and experiences within the university alliance Eutopia, and is responsible for CFT's collaboration with Nätverket Hållbar Besöksnäring (Sustainable Tourism Industry Network).
Tourism memories – a collaborative reflection on inclusion and
Decentralised place branding through multiple authors and narratives: the collective branding of a small town in
Emma Björner, Lars Aronsson
Journal of Marketing Management - 2022
Destination governance and social learning: Crafting Sweden as a sustainable
Chinese tourism consumption vis-à-vis tourism development strategies in the
Collaborative introspection as a methodological tool of reflexivity - from multidisciplinary to transdisciplinary
Caroline Adolfsson, Emma Björner, Eva Maria Jernsand, Helena Kraff, Marcus Nyström, Lillian Omondi, Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Thomas Pederson, Sofia Ulver
International Transdisciplinarity Conference (ITD21), 13-17 Sept: Creating spaces and cultivating mindsets for learning and experimentation - 2021
Place making taking place: the New Mill
Conceptualising inclusive tourism and place
Curators of Sweden - Adding to stereotypes or contributing to
28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality - 23-25 October 2019 - 2019
The communication, representation and experience of a small community: The case of Dals Långed in Dalsland,
28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research - 2019
Small but diverse: the role of urban and rural communities in place-based diversity and
Initial involvement of stakeholders in transdisciplinary projects - exploring issues of expectations, roles and
Helena Kraff, Eva Maria Jernsand, Lillian Omondi, Emma Björner, Sayaka Osanami Törngren
International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 - Joining forces for change, Gothenburg 10-13 September - 2019