Professor, Associate Dean for Research
The Business School University of Exeter, South West England, United Kingdom
Professor Gareth Shaw is Professor of Retail and Tourism Management and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Exeter Business School. He has just completed an ESRC project on innovation in the hotel industry and an ESRC follow-on project on Sustainable Travel and Social Marketing. He is an Innovation Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management, was formerly Professor of Human Geography at Exeter and has a BA and PhD in Human Geography. Professor Shaw has worked on numerous research projects related to retail development all of which have been funded by major grant awarding bodies. He is an expert on retail innovation and business history and in recent years has completed a large scale project on the impact of the supermarket on consumer behaviour in post-war Britain funded by two Leverhulme grants and more recently by AHRC. In addition he has written widely within tourism and produced key texts on tourism studies. Professor Shaw has acted as a consultant for many local, national and international organisations, these include UNESCO, The National Trust, American Express, The European Union and Amoco Oil. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Tourism. He is currently leading a 4 year EU funded project on Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem services.
Consumer Behaviour and Retail Innovations, Economic History Conference, Lifestyles and Tourism Consumption, Retail history of Sweden, Tourism Consumption and Tourist Behaviour