Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Steven Pike
Position(s)
Associate Professor
QUT Business School,
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Discipline *
Tourism
Phone
+61 7 3138 2702
Fax
+61 7 3138 1811
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD Doctor of Philosophy (University of Waikato)

Professional memberships
and associations

Prior to completing a PhD in marketing in 2003, Steven spent 20 years working in the tourism industry, primarily with Destination Marketing Organisations. His research focuses on the relevant challenges faced by tourism marketers, and he has shared his findings via five books and over 100 academic publications.

 

Steven has used a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods in his research, undertaken in New Zealand, Australia, South America, France, Greece, and England. He is currently leading an investigation into the attractiveness of Dubai as an international stopover destination, with funding from the United Arab Emirates.

 

As the only full time tourism researcher at QUT, Steven has made a significant contribution to the university being ranked 86th in the world for tourism research. Tourism is one of ten disciplines where QUT is ranked globally in the top 100 universities.

 

Steven has received two QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance Excellence Awards, two CQUniversity Research Excellence Awards, and  four ‘best research paper’ awards at international conferences. Recent international awards :

 

-2018 Best research paper award, 10th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure, Turkey

– 2017 ‘Emerald Citation of Excellence Award’

– 2017 Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management Highly Commended Paper Award.

 

Steven is Chair of the School of Advertising, Marketing & PR’s Teaching & Learning Committee. Previously he was Chair of the Research & Development Committee.

Keywords

Destination marketing, Tourism marketing, Brand performance measurment, Marketing research

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Steve spent 20 years working in the tourism industry, primarily with Destination Marketing Organisations, before completing a PhD in marketing in 2003. His research focuses on the relevant challenges faced by tourism destination marketers, and he has shared his findings via five books and over 100 academic publications. Steve has served on a number of tourism industry boards, and is a regular speaker at international tourism conferences.   Research Interests:

  • Destination Marketing
  • Brand performance measurement
  • Tourism marketing
  • Market positioning
  • Personal construct psychology
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Steven Pike.

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • Tourism marketing
  • Marketing research
  • PhD, Masters and Honours student supervision
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Steven Pike.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.