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Professor Gareth Shaw

Professor Gareth Shaw

Professor of Retail and Tourism Management

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+44 (0) 1392 723332

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Gareth Shaw is Professor of Retail and Tourism Management and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Exeter Business School. He has just completed an ESRC project on innovation in the hotel industry and is currently working on 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. He 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 AHRC project on the impact of the supermarket on consumer behaviour in post-war Britain. In addition he has written widely within tourism and produced key texts on tourism studies. He has also 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.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

BA, Phd (University of Hull)

Research

Research interests

Professor Shaw has a number of research interests centred around both retailing and tourism. These include the study of retail innovation and the process of knowledge transfer. In particular, his work has been based on recent, large-scale research grants from the AHRC and Leverhulme.

These grants have focused specifically on a project called ‘The Coming of the Supermarket’, which has explored the nature of this retail innovation and its impact on consumer behaviour. The first part of the project, funded by Leverhulme and the British Academy, focused on the spread of the innovation of self-service and its consequences for retail management, including store location. A second major phase of the research, funded by AHRC, has involved a major national survey of changes in the patterns of shopping behaviour between 1945-1975, based on biographical questionnaires and oral histories. The results of this research are currently being written up as a book entitled The Coming of the Supermarket.

In addition, Professor Shaw’s research in tourism has detailed the changing nature of British coastal resorts and their economic structures. Recent research within tourism, also funded by the British Academy, includes a project examining the consumer perception of low cost airlines and their environmental impacts. This work extended a previous study, funded by Defra, examining consumer lifestyles and sustainable behaviours.
 

Research projects

Two recently funded projects of Professor Shaw focus on the attitudes of consumers to low cost airlines and climate change. This has led to developing work on social marketing as a means of changing behaviour patterns, via an ESRC CASE award with the National Consumer Council.

Professor Shaw is also working on a project, funded by the ESRC and the Advanced Institute of Management, looking at innovation in the hotel sector and the study of internationalisation processes. This has involved two major surveys. The first, of larger national and international hotels, was concerned with innovations and related process, whilst the second examined SMEs in London’s hotel industry. Again the focus is on innovation pathways but with particular reference to the impact of migrant labour. Early results of this research have been published in the recent ESRC-AIM report, ‘At the Edge of Innovation: why shifts in the boundaries of innovation matter’. A further review project has been completed on the changing patterns of tourism and leisure demands for the Foresight Project, funded by the Government Office for Science.

To date, Professor Shaw has supervised over 50 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising or jointly supervising the following students:

  • Haifa Abdullah (conference tourism market in Saudi Arabia)
  • Paul Cleave (food and tourism in Devon)
  • Jian Yu (foreign direct investment in China’s tourism industry)
  • Joohee Chae (the changing nature of ski tourism in Japan)
  • Supalak Akkaranggoon (supply chains in the UK hotel industry)
  • Pimprae Buddhichjwin (the higher UK education market for Thai students)
  • Victoria Hurth (high income lifestyles and sustainable consumption)
  • Shin-Young Kang (festival tourism in South Korea)
  • Krystina Marcevov (the decision-making processes of tourist groups)
  • Pimplapas Pongsakornrungsilp (sustainable tourism in Thailand)
  • Hiroyuki Yakushiji (ethical tourism behaviour)
  • Maria Custodio (destination branding and tourist image-making)
  • Julie Wooler (social marketing and tourist behaviour at destinations)
  • Junfeng Yang (e-tourism in China)
  • Anne-Katherine Zschiegner (environmental behaviour of small tourism businesses)
  • Yan Wen-Thorton (Chinese female entrepreneurial behaviour in the UK)

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Key publications


Barr SW, Shaw G, Preston J (2017). Influencing travel behaviour. In Shaw J, Doherty I (Eds.) The Inside Track: why transport matters and how we can make it better, Routledge.
Barr SW, Shaw G, Ryley T, Prillwitz J (2016). Geographies of Transport and Mobility: prospects and challenges in an age of climate change. Aldershot, Ashgate. Abstract.
Barr SW, Shaw G (2016). Knowledge co-production and behavioural change: collaborative approaches for promoting sustainable mobility. In Higham J, Hopkins D (Eds.) Low Carbon Mobility Transitions, Goodhfellow Publishing. Abstract.
Shaw G (2015). Tourism Networks, Knowledge Dynamics and Co-creation. In McLeod M, Vaughan R (Eds.) Knowledge Networks and Tourism, London: Routledge, 45-79.
Lowe MS, Williams AM, Shaw G, Cudworth K (2012). Self-organizing innovation networks, mobile knowledge carriers and diasporas: Insights from a pioneering boutique hotel chain. Journal of Economic Geography, 12(5), 1113-1138. Abstract.
Shaw G (2011). Aspects of service-dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: Examples from the hotel industry. Tourism Management, 32(2), 207-214. Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Barr SW, Shaw G, Ryley T, Prillwitz J (2016). Geographies of Transport and Mobility: prospects and challenges in an age of climate change. Aldershot, Ashgate. Abstract.
Duval DT, Shaw G (2013). Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines. Abstract.
Denecke D, Shaw G (2011). Urban Historical Geography Recent Progress in Britain and Germany., Cambridge University Press. Abstract.
Shaw G, Multiple (2009). At the Edge of Innovation: why shifts in the boundaries of innovation matter.  London, Advanced Institute of Managemen EPSRC and ESRC.
Agarwal S, Shaw G (2007). Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts: a Global Perspective., Channel View Publications.
Wheeler D, Shaw G, Barr S (2004). Statistical Techniques in Geographical Analysis., Fulton.
Shaw G, Williams A (2004). Tourism and Tourism Spaces., Sage Publications.
Shaw G, Williams A (2002). Critical Issues in Tourism., Blackwells.

Journal articles

Markova E, Anna P, Williams AM, Shaw G (2016). Migrant workers in small London hotels: Employment, recruitment and distribution. European Urban and Regional Studies, 23(3), 406-421.
Paraskevopoulou A, Markova E, Williams A, Shaw G (2012). Migration and Innovation at the Bottom End: Understanding the Role of Migrant Managers in Small Hotels in the Global City. Mobilities, 7(3), 389-414. Abstract.
Lowe MS, Williams AM, Shaw G, Cudworth K (2012). Self-organizing innovation networks, mobile knowledge carriers and diasporas: Insights from a pioneering boutique hotel chain. Journal of Economic Geography, 12(5), 1113-1138. Abstract.
Shaw G, Bailey A, Alexander A, Nell D, Hamlett J (2012). The coming of the supermarket: the processes and consequences of transplanting American know-how into Britain. , 35-53.
Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2011). 'Helping People Make Better Choices': Exploring the behaviour change agenda for environmental sustainability. Applied Geography, 31(2), 712-720. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaw G, Bailey AR, Williams A (2011). Aspects of service-dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: Examples from the hotel industry. Tourism Management, 32(2), 207-214. Abstract.
Shaw G (2011). Aspects of service-dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: Examples from the hotel industry. Tourism Management, 32(2), 207-214. Full text.
Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2011). Citizens, consumers and sustainability: (Re)Framing environmental practice in an age of climate change. Global Environmental Change, 21(4), 1224-1233. Abstract.
Nell D, Phillips S, Alexander A, Shaw G (2011). Helping yourself: Self-service grocery retailing and shoplifting in Britain, c. 1950-75. Cultural and Social History, 8(3), 371-391. Abstract.
Williams AM, Shaw G (2011). Internationalization and innovation in tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(1), 27-51. Abstract.
Barr S, Shaw G, Coles T (2011). Sustainable lifestyles: Sites, practices, and policy. Environment and Planning A, 43(12), 3011-3029. Abstract.
Barr S, Shaw G, Gilg AW (2011). The policy and practice of 'sustainable lifestyles'. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54(10), 1331-1350. Abstract.
Barr S, Shaw G, Coles T (2011). Times for (Un)sustainability? Challenges and opportunities for developing behaviour change policy. A case-study of consumers at home and away. Global Environmental Change, 21(4), 1234-1244. Abstract.
Thomas R, Shaw G, Page SJ (2011). Understanding small firms in tourism: a perspective on research trends and challenges. Tourism Management, 32(5), 963-976. Abstract.
Barr S, Shaw G, Coles T, Prillwitz J (2010). 'A holiday is a holiday': practicing sustainability, home and away. Journal of Transport Geography, 18(3), 474-481. Abstract.
Bailey AR, Shaw G, Alexander A, Nell D (2010). Consumer behaviour and the life course: Shopper reactions to self-service grocery shops and supermarkets in England c.1947-75. Environment and Planning A, 42(6), 1496-1512. Abstract.  Full text.
Williams AM, Shaw G (2009). Future Play: tourism, recreation and landuse. Land Use and Policy, 26, 326-335. Abstract.
Nell D, Alexander A, Shaw G, Bailey A (2009). Investigating Shopper Narratives of the Supermarket in Post-War England, 1945-75. Oral History, 61-73.
Shaw G, Williams AM (2009). Knowledge transfer and management in tourism: an emerging research agenda. Tourism Management, 30(3), 325-335. Full text.
Alexander A, Nell D, Bailey AR, Shaw G (2009). The Co-Creation of a Retail Innovation: Shoppers and the Early Supermarket in Britain. Enterprise & Society, 10(3), 529-558. Abstract.
Shaw G, Alexander A (2008). British Co-operative Societies as retail innovators: interpreting the early stages of the self-service revolution. Business History, 50, 62-78.
Shaw G, Alexander A (2008). Erratum: British co-operative societies as retail innovators: Interpreting the early stages of the self-service revolution (Business History (2008) vol. 50 (1) 67 10.10/007679701785623). Business History, 50(2), 251-252.
Hamlett J, Bailey AR, Alexander A, Shaw G (2008). Ethnicity and Consumption: South Asian food shopping patterns in Britain, 1947–75. Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(1), 91-116. Abstract.
Alexander A, Phillips S, Shaw G (2008). Retail Innovation and Shopping Practices: consumers' reaction to self-service retailing. Environment and Planning A, 40(9), 2204-2221. Full text.
Coles T, Liasidou S, Shaw G (2008). Tourism and New Economic Geography: Issues and Challenges in Moving from Advocacy to Adoption. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 25(3-4), 312-324.
Shaw G, Alexander A (2006). Interlocking directorates and the knowledge transfer of supermarket retail techniques from North America to Britain. The International Review of Retail Distribution and Consumer Research, 16(3), 375-394.
Coles TE, Shaw G (2006). Tourism, Property and the Management of Change in Coastal Resorts: Perspectives from South West England. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(1), 46-68.
Shaw G, Veitch C, Coles T (2005). Access, Disability and Tourism: Changing responses in the UK. Tourism Review International, 8, 167-177.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Phillips S (2005). Consumer Misbehavior: the Rise of Self-Service Grocery Retailing and Shoplifting in the United Kingdom c. 1950-1970. Journal of Macromarketing, 25(1), 66-75.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Curth L (2005). Promoting retail innovation: knowledge flows during the emergence of self-service and supermarket retailing in Britain. Environment and Planning A, 37(5), 805-821.
Shaw G, Coles T (2005). Selling the City: Urban Tourism Within the UK. Stadtetourismus, 265-278.
Rodway-Dyer S, Shaw G (2005). The Effects of the Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak on Visitor Behaviour: the case of Dartmoor National Park, South-West England. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 13(1), 63-81.
Shaw G (2005). Transferring a Retail Innovation: the early stages of Supermarket Development in Post-War Britain. Economic History Yearbook 2005, 2005/2, 57-70.
Shaw G, Coles T (2004). Disability, Holidaymaking and the Tourism Industry in the UK. Tourism Management, 25, 397-403.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Curth L (2004). Selling Self-Service and the Supermarket: the Americanisation of Food Retailing in Britain, 1945-1960. Business History, 46(4), 568-582.
Coles T, Shaw G (2003). Strategy and tactics at the tourist-resident interface: Lessons for sustainable tourism management from the World Heritage city of Bath. Tourism, 51(2), 165-176. Abstract.
Shaw G, Curth L, Alexander A (2002). A New Archive for the History of Retailing. Business Archives, Sources and History, 84, 29-38.
Shaw G, Hudson P (2002). Edge of Empire: transnationalism and identity in Wellington, New Zealand. Landscape Research, 27(1), 51-66.
Curth L, Shaw G, Alexander A (2002). Streamlining shopping - How the British supermarket was born. History Today, 52(11), 34-35.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Benson J (2000). The Evolving Culture of Retailer Regulation and the Failure of the Balfour Bill. Environment and Planning A, 32, 1977-1989.
Agarwal S, Ball S, Shaw G, Williams A (2000). The geography of tourism production: uneven disciplinary development?. Tourism Geographies, 2(3), 241-263.
Shaw G, Agarwal S, Bull P (2000). Tourism consumption and tourist behaviour: a British perspective. Tourism Geographies, 2(3), 264-286.
Shaw G (2000). Victorian Dundee: Image and realities. Urban History, 27(3), 402-404.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Benson J, Jones J (1998). Structural and Spatial Trends in British Retailing: the Importance of Firm-Level Studies. Business History, 40(4), 79-93.
Coles T, Shaw G (1997). A sign of the times: Scandinavian town directories as sources for urban historical geography. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 79(2), 65-81. Abstract.
Thornton PR, Williams AM, Shaw G (1997). Revisiting time-space diaries: an exploratory case study of tourist behaviour in Cornwall, England. Environment and Planning A, 29(10), 1847-1867. Abstract.
Thornton PR, Shaw G, Williams AM (1997). Tourist group holiday decisionmaking and behaviour: the influence of children. Tourism Management, 18(5), 287-297. Abstract.
Shaw G, Coles T (1995). Directories as elements of town life - the case of National Socialist Germany. Geographical Journal, 161, 296-306. Abstract.
Williams AM, Shaw G (1995). Tourism and regional development: polarization and new forms of production in the United Kingdom. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 86(1), 50-63. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A (1992). Tourism and tourist cultures in Europe - a review of recent research. American Behavioral Scientist, 36(2), 155-171.
Greenwood J, Williams AM, Shaw G (1990). Policy implementation and tourism in the UK. Implications from recent tourism research in Cornwall. Tourism Management, 11(1), 53-62. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A, Greenwood J (1990). UK visitor survey. Tourism Management, 11(3), 247-251. Abstract.
Shaw G (1988). Recent research on the commercial structure of nineteenth-century British cities. Urban historical geography, 236-249. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A, Greenwood J (1988). Tourism and economic development: Policy implications from a case study of cornwall. Planning Practice & Research, 3(5), 5-11.
Shaw G, Williams A, Greenwood J (1987). Comparative studies in local economies: the Cornish case ( tourism). Built Environment, 13(2), 73-84. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A (1987). Firm formation and operating characteristics in the Cornish tourist industry - the case of Looe. Tourism Management, 8(4), 344-348. Abstract.
Shaw G (1986). Retail patterns. Atlas of industrializing Britain 1780-1914, 180-184. Abstract.
Shaw G (1983). Trends in consumer behaviour and retailing ( West Germany). Urban and rural change in West Germany, 108-129. Abstract.
Shaw G (1982). British directories as sources in historical geography ( eighteenth and nineteenth centuries). Historical Geography Research Series, 8 Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A (1981). The Regional Structure of Structure Plans. Planning Outlook, 23(1), 2-7.

Chapters

Barr SW, Shaw G, Preston J (2017). Influencing travel behaviour. In Shaw J, Doherty I (Eds.) The Inside Track: why transport matters and how we can make it better, Routledge.
Barr SW, Shaw G (2016). Knowledge co-production and behavioural change: collaborative approaches for promoting sustainable mobility. In Higham J, Hopkins D (Eds.) Low Carbon Mobility Transitions, Goodhfellow Publishing. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A (2015). The Geography of Tourism. In Wright JD (Ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Oxford: Elsevier, 469-473.
Shaw G (2015). Tourism Networks, Knowledge Dynamics and Co-creation. In McLeod M, Vaughan R (Eds.) Knowledge Networks and Tourism, London: Routledge, 45-79.
Shaw G (2014). Entrepreneurial Cultures and Small Business Enterprises in Tourism. In Lew A, Hall MC, Williams AM (Eds.) The Willey Blackwell Companion to Tourism, London: Willey Blackwell, 120-131.
Shaw G, Barr S, Wooler J (2014). The Application of Social Marketing to Tourism. In McCabe S (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing, London: Routledge, 54-65.
Shaw G (2012). Preface. In Jessen R (Ed) Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945, Routledge.
Shaw G (2010). A Long and Winding Road: Developing tourism geographies. In Smith S (Ed) The Discovery of Tourism.
Shaw G, Veitch C (2010). Demographic drivers of change in tourism and the challenge of inclusive products. In  (Ed) Accessible Tourism: Concepts and Issues, 160-173.
Veitch C, Shaw G (2010). Disability legislation and empowerment of tourists with disability: the UK case. In  (Ed) Accessible Tourism: Concepts and Issues, 62-72.
Shaw G, Williams A (2010). Tourism SMEs: Changing research agendas and missed opportunities. In Pearce D, Butler D (Eds.) Tourism Research: a 20:20 vision, London: Goodfellow publishing.
Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2008). Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle: a social marketing approach. In Krishna SJ (Ed) Social Marketing for Social Change: perspectives and experiences, Icfai University Press, 65-77.
Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2008). Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle: a social marketing approach. In Krishna SJ (Ed) Social Marketing for Social Change: Perspectives and Experiences, Icfai University Press.
Barr S, Shaw G (2008). Understanding and Promoting Behaviour Change Using Lifestyle Groups. In Reddy S (Ed) Green Consumerism: approaches and Country experiences, Icfai University Press.
Agarwal S, Shaw G (2007). Conclusion: Future implications for the development and management of coastal resorts. In  (Ed) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts: a Global Perspective, 270-284.
Shaw G, Agarwal S (2007). Introduction: the Development and Management of Coastal Resorts. In Agarwal S, Shaw G (Eds.) , Channel View, 1-21.
Shaw G, Agarwal S (2007). Introduction: the development and management of coastal resorts: a global perspective. In  (Ed) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts: a Global Perspective, 1-18.
Agarwal S, Shaw G (2007). Re-engineering Coastal Resorts in Mexico: some management issues. In  (Ed) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts, Channel View, 216-234.
Shaw G, Coles T (2007). The Resort Economy: Changing Structures and Management Issues in British Resorts. In Agarwal S, Shaw G (Eds.) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts, Channel View, 40-56.
Shwa G, Curth L, Alexander A (2006). Creating New Spaces of Food Consumption: the Rise of Mass Catering and the Activities of the Aerated Bread Company. In Benson J, Ugolini L (Eds.) Cultures of selling, Ashgate Pub Co, 81-102.
Shaw G (2006). Disability legislation and the empowerment of tourists with disabilities in the United Kingdom. In  (Ed) Tourism, Power and Space, 83-100.
Shaw G (2005). Lifestyles and Changes in Consumption the British Experience. In Reuber P, Schnell P (Eds.) Postmoderne Freizeitstile und Freizeitraume, 21-46.
Shaw G (2004). Entrepreneurial Cultures and Small Business Enterprise in Tourism. In  (Ed) Blackwells Companion to Tourism, Blackwells, 122-134.
Shaw G, Williams A (2004). From Lifestyle Consumption to Lifestyle Production: new forms of tourism entrepreneurship. In Thomas R (Ed) Tourism Entrepreneurship, Cabi, 99-113.
Shaw G, Williams A, Dinan C (2004). Resort Europe: sustainable tourism, problems and prospects. In Mather A (Ed) Sustainable Issues in Europe, UNEP, 58-67.
Alexander A, Shaw G, Hodson D (2003). Regional Variations in the Development of Multiple Retailing in England. In Bensons J, Ugolini L (Eds.) A Nation of Shopkeepers, IB Tauris, 127-154.
Shaw G, Alexander A (2000). Retail Change in the late Twentieth Century. In Kain M, Ravenhill W (Eds.) Historical Atlas at South West England, University of Exeter Press.

Publications by year


2017

Barr SW, Shaw G, Preston J (2017). Influencing travel behaviour. In Shaw J, Doherty I (Eds.) The Inside Track: why transport matters and how we can make it better, Routledge.

2016

Barr SW, Shaw G, Ryley T, Prillwitz J (2016). Geographies of Transport and Mobility: prospects and challenges in an age of climate change. Aldershot, Ashgate. Abstract.
Barr SW, Shaw G (2016). Knowledge co-production and behavioural change: collaborative approaches for promoting sustainable mobility. In Higham J, Hopkins D (Eds.) Low Carbon Mobility Transitions, Goodhfellow Publishing. Abstract.
Markova E, Anna P, Williams AM, Shaw G (2016). Migrant workers in small London hotels: Employment, recruitment and distribution. European Urban and Regional Studies, 23(3), 406-421.

2015

Shaw G, Williams A (2015). The Geography of Tourism. In Wright JD (Ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Oxford: Elsevier, 469-473.
Shaw G (2015). Tourism Networks, Knowledge Dynamics and Co-creation. In McLeod M, Vaughan R (Eds.) Knowledge Networks and Tourism, London: Routledge, 45-79.

2014

Shaw G (2014). Entrepreneurial Cultures and Small Business Enterprises in Tourism. In Lew A, Hall MC, Williams AM (Eds.) The Willey Blackwell Companion to Tourism, London: Willey Blackwell, 120-131.
Shaw G, Barr S, Wooler J (2014). The Application of Social Marketing to Tourism. In McCabe S (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing, London: Routledge, 54-65.

2013

Duval DT, Shaw G (2013). Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines. Abstract.

2012

Paraskevopoulou A, Markova E, Williams A, Shaw G (2012). Migration and Innovation at the Bottom End: Understanding the Role of Migrant Managers in Small Hotels in the Global City. Mobilities, 7(3), 389-414. Abstract.
Shaw G (2012). Preface. In Jessen R (Ed) Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945, Routledge.
Lowe MS, Williams AM, Shaw G, Cudworth K (2012). Self-organizing innovation networks, mobile knowledge carriers and diasporas: Insights from a pioneering boutique hotel chain. Journal of Economic Geography, 12(5), 1113-1138. Abstract.
Shaw G, Bailey A, Alexander A, Nell D, Hamlett J (2012). The coming of the supermarket: the processes and consequences of transplanting American know-how into Britain. , 35-53.

2011

Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2011). 'Helping People Make Better Choices': Exploring the behaviour change agenda for environmental sustainability. Applied Geography, 31(2), 712-720. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaw G, Bailey AR, Williams A (2011). Aspects of service-dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: Examples from the hotel industry. Tourism Management, 32(2), 207-214. Abstract.
Shaw G (2011). Aspects of service-dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: Examples from the hotel industry. Tourism Management, 32(2), 207-214. Full text.
Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2011). Citizens, consumers and sustainability: (Re)Framing environmental practice in an age of climate change. Global Environmental Change, 21(4), 1224-1233. Abstract.
Nell D, Phillips S, Alexander A, Shaw G (2011). Helping yourself: Self-service grocery retailing and shoplifting in Britain, c. 1950-75. Cultural and Social History, 8(3), 371-391. Abstract.
Williams AM, Shaw G (2011). Internationalization and innovation in tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(1), 27-51. Abstract.
Barr S, Shaw G, Coles T (2011). Sustainable lifestyles: Sites, practices, and policy. Environment and Planning A, 43(12), 3011-3029. Abstract.
Barr S, Shaw G, Gilg AW (2011). The policy and practice of 'sustainable lifestyles'. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54(10), 1331-1350. Abstract.
Barr S, Shaw G, Coles T (2011). Times for (Un)sustainability? Challenges and opportunities for developing behaviour change policy. A case-study of consumers at home and away. Global Environmental Change, 21(4), 1234-1244. Abstract.
Thomas R, Shaw G, Page SJ (2011). Understanding small firms in tourism: a perspective on research trends and challenges. Tourism Management, 32(5), 963-976. Abstract.
Denecke D, Shaw G (2011). Urban Historical Geography Recent Progress in Britain and Germany., Cambridge University Press. Abstract.

2010

Barr S, Shaw G, Coles T, Prillwitz J (2010). 'A holiday is a holiday': practicing sustainability, home and away. Journal of Transport Geography, 18(3), 474-481. Abstract.
Shaw G (2010). A Long and Winding Road: Developing tourism geographies. In Smith S (Ed) The Discovery of Tourism.
Bailey AR, Shaw G, Alexander A, Nell D (2010). Consumer behaviour and the life course: Shopper reactions to self-service grocery shops and supermarkets in England c.1947-75. Environment and Planning A, 42(6), 1496-1512. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaw G, Veitch C (2010). Demographic drivers of change in tourism and the challenge of inclusive products. In  (Ed) Accessible Tourism: Concepts and Issues, 160-173.
Veitch C, Shaw G (2010). Disability legislation and empowerment of tourists with disability: the UK case. In  (Ed) Accessible Tourism: Concepts and Issues, 62-72.
Shaw G, Williams A (2010). Tourism SMEs: Changing research agendas and missed opportunities. In Pearce D, Butler D (Eds.) Tourism Research: a 20:20 vision, London: Goodfellow publishing.

2009

Shaw G, Multiple (2009). At the Edge of Innovation: why shifts in the boundaries of innovation matter.  London, Advanced Institute of Managemen EPSRC and ESRC.
Williams AM, Shaw G (2009). Future Play: tourism, recreation and landuse. Land Use and Policy, 26, 326-335. Abstract.
Nell D, Alexander A, Shaw G, Bailey A (2009). Investigating Shopper Narratives of the Supermarket in Post-War England, 1945-75. Oral History, 61-73.
Shaw G, Williams AM (2009). Knowledge transfer and management in tourism: an emerging research agenda. Tourism Management, 30(3), 325-335. Full text.
Alexander A, Nell D, Bailey AR, Shaw G (2009). The Co-Creation of a Retail Innovation: Shoppers and the Early Supermarket in Britain. Enterprise & Society, 10(3), 529-558. Abstract.

2008

Shaw G, Alexander A (2008). British Co-operative Societies as retail innovators: interpreting the early stages of the self-service revolution. Business History, 50, 62-78.
Shaw G, Alexander A (2008). Erratum: British co-operative societies as retail innovators: Interpreting the early stages of the self-service revolution (Business History (2008) vol. 50 (1) 67 10.10/007679701785623). Business History, 50(2), 251-252.
Hamlett J, Bailey AR, Alexander A, Shaw G (2008). Ethnicity and Consumption: South Asian food shopping patterns in Britain, 1947–75. Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(1), 91-116. Abstract.
Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2008). Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle: a social marketing approach. In Krishna SJ (Ed) Social Marketing for Social Change: perspectives and experiences, Icfai University Press, 65-77.
Barr S, Gilg A, Shaw G (2008). Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle: a social marketing approach. In Krishna SJ (Ed) Social Marketing for Social Change: Perspectives and Experiences, Icfai University Press.
Hamlett J, Alexander A, Bailey A, Shaw G (2008). Regulating UK Supermarkets: an oral history perspective. History and Policy Full text.
Alexander A, Phillips S, Shaw G (2008). Retail Innovation and Shopping Practices: consumers' reaction to self-service retailing. Environment and Planning A, 40(9), 2204-2221. Full text.
Coles T, Liasidou S, Shaw G (2008). Tourism and New Economic Geography: Issues and Challenges in Moving from Advocacy to Adoption. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 25(3-4), 312-324.
Barr S, Shaw G (2008). Understanding and Promoting Behaviour Change Using Lifestyle Groups. In Reddy S (Ed) Green Consumerism: approaches and Country experiences, Icfai University Press.

2007

Agarwal S, Shaw G (2007). Conclusion: Future implications for the development and management of coastal resorts. In  (Ed) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts: a Global Perspective, 270-284.
Shaw G, Agarwal S (2007). Introduction: the Development and Management of Coastal Resorts. In Agarwal S, Shaw G (Eds.) , Channel View, 1-21.
Shaw G, Agarwal S (2007). Introduction: the development and management of coastal resorts: a global perspective. In  (Ed) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts: a Global Perspective, 1-18.
Agarwal S, Shaw G (2007). Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts: a Global Perspective., Channel View Publications.
Agarwal S, Shaw G (2007). Re-engineering Coastal Resorts in Mexico: some management issues. In  (Ed) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts, Channel View, 216-234.
Shaw G, Coles T (2007). The Resort Economy: Changing Structures and Management Issues in British Resorts. In Agarwal S, Shaw G (Eds.) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts, Channel View, 40-56.

2006

Shwa G, Curth L, Alexander A (2006). Creating New Spaces of Food Consumption: the Rise of Mass Catering and the Activities of the Aerated Bread Company. In Benson J, Ugolini L (Eds.) Cultures of selling, Ashgate Pub Co, 81-102.
Shaw G (2006). Disability legislation and the empowerment of tourists with disabilities in the United Kingdom. In  (Ed) Tourism, Power and Space, 83-100.
Shaw G, Alexander A (2006). Interlocking directorates and the knowledge transfer of supermarket retail techniques from North America to Britain. The International Review of Retail Distribution and Consumer Research, 16(3), 375-394.
Coles TE, Shaw G (2006). Tourism, Property and the Management of Change in Coastal Resorts: Perspectives from South West England. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(1), 46-68.

2005

Shaw G, Veitch C, Coles T (2005). Access, Disability and Tourism: Changing responses in the UK. Tourism Review International, 8, 167-177.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Phillips S (2005). Consumer Misbehavior: the Rise of Self-Service Grocery Retailing and Shoplifting in the United Kingdom c. 1950-1970. Journal of Macromarketing, 25(1), 66-75.
Shaw G (2005). Lifestyles and Changes in Consumption the British Experience. In Reuber P, Schnell P (Eds.) Postmoderne Freizeitstile und Freizeitraume, 21-46.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Curth L (2005). Promoting retail innovation: knowledge flows during the emergence of self-service and supermarket retailing in Britain. Environment and Planning A, 37(5), 805-821.
Shaw G, Coles T (2005). Selling the City: Urban Tourism Within the UK. Stadtetourismus, 265-278.
Rodway-Dyer S, Shaw G (2005). The Effects of the Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak on Visitor Behaviour: the case of Dartmoor National Park, South-West England. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 13(1), 63-81.
Shaw G (2005). Transferring a Retail Innovation: the early stages of Supermarket Development in Post-War Britain. Economic History Yearbook 2005, 2005/2, 57-70.

2004

Shaw G, Coles T (2004). Disability, Holidaymaking and the Tourism Industry in the UK. Tourism Management, 25, 397-403.
Shaw G (2004). Entrepreneurial Cultures and Small Business Enterprise in Tourism. In  (Ed) Blackwells Companion to Tourism, Blackwells, 122-134.
Shaw G, Williams A (2004). From Lifestyle Consumption to Lifestyle Production: new forms of tourism entrepreneurship. In Thomas R (Ed) Tourism Entrepreneurship, Cabi, 99-113.
Shaw G, Williams A, Dinan C (2004). Resort Europe: sustainable tourism, problems and prospects. In Mather A (Ed) Sustainable Issues in Europe, UNEP, 58-67.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Curth L (2004). Selling Self-Service and the Supermarket: the Americanisation of Food Retailing in Britain, 1945-1960. Business History, 46(4), 568-582.
Wheeler D, Shaw G, Barr S (2004). Statistical Techniques in Geographical Analysis., Fulton.
Shaw G, Williams A (2004). Tourism and Tourism Spaces., Sage Publications.

2003

Alexander A, Shaw G, Hodson D (2003). Regional Variations in the Development of Multiple Retailing in England. In Bensons J, Ugolini L (Eds.) A Nation of Shopkeepers, IB Tauris, 127-154.
Coles T, Shaw G (2003). Strategy and tactics at the tourist-resident interface: Lessons for sustainable tourism management from the World Heritage city of Bath. Tourism, 51(2), 165-176. Abstract.

2002

Shaw G, Curth L, Alexander A (2002). A New Archive for the History of Retailing. Business Archives, Sources and History, 84, 29-38.
Shaw G, Williams A (2002). Critical Issues in Tourism., Blackwells.
Shaw G, Hudson P (2002). Edge of Empire: transnationalism and identity in Wellington, New Zealand. Landscape Research, 27(1), 51-66.
Curth L, Shaw G, Alexander A (2002). Streamlining shopping - How the British supermarket was born. History Today, 52(11), 34-35.

2000

Shaw G, Alexander A (2000). Retail Change in the late Twentieth Century. In Kain M, Ravenhill W (Eds.) Historical Atlas at South West England, University of Exeter Press.
Shaw G, Alexander A, Benson J (2000). The Evolving Culture of Retailer Regulation and the Failure of the Balfour Bill. Environment and Planning A, 32, 1977-1989.
Agarwal S, Ball S, Shaw G, Williams A (2000). The geography of tourism production: uneven disciplinary development?. Tourism Geographies, 2(3), 241-263.
Shaw G, Agarwal S, Bull P (2000). Tourism consumption and tourist behaviour: a British perspective. Tourism Geographies, 2(3), 264-286.
Shaw G (2000). Victorian Dundee: Image and realities. Urban History, 27(3), 402-404.

1998

Shaw G, Alexander A, Benson J, Jones J (1998). Structural and Spatial Trends in British Retailing: the Importance of Firm-Level Studies. Business History, 40(4), 79-93.

1997

Coles T, Shaw G (1997). A sign of the times: Scandinavian town directories as sources for urban historical geography. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 79(2), 65-81. Abstract.
Thornton PR, Williams AM, Shaw G (1997). Revisiting time-space diaries: an exploratory case study of tourist behaviour in Cornwall, England. Environment and Planning A, 29(10), 1847-1867. Abstract.
Thornton PR, Shaw G, Williams AM (1997). Tourist group holiday decisionmaking and behaviour: the influence of children. Tourism Management, 18(5), 287-297. Abstract.

1995

Shaw G, Coles T (1995). Directories as elements of town life - the case of National Socialist Germany. Geographical Journal, 161, 296-306. Abstract.
Williams AM, Shaw G (1995). Tourism and regional development: polarization and new forms of production in the United Kingdom. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 86(1), 50-63. Abstract.

1992

Shaw G, Williams A (1992). Tourism and tourist cultures in Europe - a review of recent research. American Behavioral Scientist, 36(2), 155-171.

1990

Greenwood J, Williams AM, Shaw G (1990). Policy implementation and tourism in the UK. Implications from recent tourism research in Cornwall. Tourism Management, 11(1), 53-62. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A, Greenwood J (1990). UK visitor survey. Tourism Management, 11(3), 247-251. Abstract.

1988

Shaw G (1988). Recent research on the commercial structure of nineteenth-century British cities. Urban historical geography, 236-249. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A, Greenwood J (1988). Tourism and economic development: Policy implications from a case study of cornwall. Planning Practice & Research, 3(5), 5-11.

1987

Shaw G, Williams A, Greenwood J (1987). Comparative studies in local economies: the Cornish case ( tourism). Built Environment, 13(2), 73-84. Abstract.
Shaw G, Williams A (1987). Firm formation and operating characteristics in the Cornish tourist industry - the case of Looe. Tourism Management, 8(4), 344-348. Abstract.

1986

Shaw G (1986). Retail patterns. Atlas of industrializing Britain 1780-1914, 180-184. Abstract.

1983

Shaw G (1983). Trends in consumer behaviour and retailing ( West Germany). Urban and rural change in West Germany, 108-129. Abstract.

1982

Shaw G (1982). British directories as sources in historical geography ( eighteenth and nineteenth centuries). Historical Geography Research Series, 8 Abstract.

1981

Shaw G, Williams A (1981). The Regional Structure of Structure Plans. Planning Outlook, 23(1), 2-7.

External positions

  • Series Editor, History of Retailing and Consumption, Ashgate
  • Series Editor, Tourism, Retailing and Consumption, IB Tauris
  • Review Editor and Editorial Board Member, Tourism Geographies
  • Elected member of the International Academy of Tourism
  • Innovation Research Fellow, Advanced Institute of Management

  • Tourist behaviour
  • Tourism marketing
  • Managing the tourism environment

Professor Shaw’s teaching is closely informed by his research at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

His MSc teaching on tourist behaviour draws, in particular, on aspects of consumption patterns and tourism impacts, referring to his co-authored book Tourism and Tourism Spaces.

His undergraduate module is a wide ranging introduction to the management issues in tourism. Again, this draws on ideas from Critical Issues in Tourism along with his book on Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts.

Professor Shaw is also currently working on two new books on cultural tourism and a text book on dissertations in tourism.

Taught modules

Modules

2016/17