Dr Albert Kimbu

Senior Lecturer
+44 (0)1483 689010
07 AP 02
Mondays & Wednesdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Areas of specialism

Development and social entrepreneurship; stakeholder networks; sustainability and inclusive development through hospitality and tourism.

University roles and responsibilities

  • Director of Postgraduate Research SHTM
  • Member of University Ethics Committee

    Previous roles

    Oct 2015 - Sept 2019
    University Pathway Lead for ESRC DTP Development Studies Pathway
    30 June 2015 - 01 August 2017
    Programme Leader, BSc International Tourism Management
    01 October 2015 - 30 September 2017
    Early Career Researcher (ECR) Representative for SHTM
    01 October 2013 - 30 September 2015
    Academic Integrity Officer SHTM
    01 October 2011 - 30 June 2013
    Programme Leader, BSc International Tourism Management at Surrey International Institute – DUFE (China)

    Affiliations and memberships

    Higher Education Academy
    Royal Geographical Society
    Tourism Concern

    Business, industry and community links

    SHTM liaison with ABTA: June 2015 - Sept 2018


    Research interests

    Research projects


    Postgraduate research supervision

    Postgraduate research supervision

    Courses I teach on


    Postgraduate taught

    My publications


    KIMBU ALBERT NSOM, Adu-Ampong Emmanuel Akwasi (2020)Sustainable Tourism Policy and Planning in Africa Routledge
    Kimbu Albert, Ngoasong Michael Z. (2016)How embeddedness enables women owner-managers of small tourism firms to operate in institutional voids, In: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference - Nexus Thinking, London UK, 30 Aug. - 02 Sept. 2016. Royal Geographical Society
    Dayour Frederick, Park Sangwon, Kimbu Albert (2019)Backpackers’ perceived risks towards smartphone usage and risk reduction strategies: A mixed methods study, In: Tourism Management72pp. 52-68 Elsevier
    Figueroa-Domecq Cristina, Kimbu Albert, de Jong Anna, Williams Allan M Sustainability through the tourism entrepreneurship journey: a gender perspective, In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism Routledge
    Kimbu AN (2012)Tourism growth and societal transformation in Cameroon’s coastal resorts: Sex tourism and its implications for sustainable tourism development in Kribi and Limbe, In: Ronaldson M, Marais L (eds.), Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewherepp. 383-401 Nova Science Publishers Inc.
    Kimbu AN (2013)Political instability in the Central African sub-region and its impact on the image of Cameroon as a tourism destination, In: Mihalic T (eds.), Tourism and Developments: Issues and Challenges(14)pp. 335-364 Nova Science Publishers Inc
    Kimbu AN, Ngoasong MZ (2013)Centralized decentralization of tourism development: A network perspective, In: Annals of Tourism Research40pp. 235-259
    Choe Jaeyeon, O’Regan Michael, Kimbu Albert, Lund Niels Frederik (2017)Social sustainability and quality of life in tourism destinations: a cross-cultural analysis, In: Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations, Bournemouth University UK, 4-6th September 2017 Bournemouth University
    Kimbu Albert, Ngoasong Michael Z. (2017)Collaborative networks for human capital management in women tourism entrepreneurship., In: Sustainable HRM in Tourism in Africa, University of Johannesburg South Africa, 25-30 Sept. 2017. University of Johannesburg
    Kimbu AN (2015)Cameroon, tourism, In: Jafari J, Xiao H (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Tourism Springer International Publishing
    Kimbu Albert N, Ngoasong Michael (2015)Women as social entrepreneurs in the hospitality and tourism industry: Does (dis)empowerment play a role?, In: 10 Year CTS: Reflections on the road less travelled and the journey aheadpp. 71-71 Critical Tourism Studies
    Kimbu AN (2009)Issues affecting data collection for tourism research in sub-Saharan Africa, In: PhD Networking Conference Proceedings
    Choe Jaeyeon, Regan Michael O’, Kimbu Albert N. Filipino migrant workers’ leisure and subjective quality of life in Macao, In: World Leisure Journalpp. 1-19 Routledge
    Kimbu Albert, Ngoasong Michael Z. (2016)Embeddedness & (dis)empowerment in women tourism entrepreneurship, In: School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Conference - Making an impact: Creating constructive conversations, Guildford-Surrey UK, 19 – 22 July 2016. University of Surrey
    Hanna Paul, Wijesinghe Sarah, Paliatsos Ilias, Walker Carl, Adams Matthew, Kimbu Albert Active engagement with nature: outdoor adventure tourism, sustainability and wellbeing, In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism27(9)pp. 1355-1373 Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Adu-Ampong Emmanuel Akwasi, Kimbu Albert Nsom The Past, Present and Future of Sustainability in Tourism Policy and Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, In: Tourism Planning & Development16(2)pp. 119-123 Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Ngoasong Michael Z., Kimbu Albert (2017)Entrepreneurial innovations in small and medium-sized hotels: Does industry context play a role?, In: Critical Tourism Studies Proceedings: Proceedings of the International Critical Tourism Studies Conference VII, Mallorca Spain, 25 – 29 June 2017.2017/1 Digital Commons
    Font Xavier, Kimbu Albert, Eckardt Claudia (2020)Realistic Evaluation as a Volunteer Tourism Supply Chain Methodology, In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism28(5)pp. 647-662 Taylor and Francis
    Ngoasong Michael Zisuh, Kimbu Albert (2019)Why Hurry? The Slow Process of High Growth in Women-owned Businesses in a Resource-Scarce Context, In: Journal of Small Business Management57(1)pp. 40-58 Wiley
    Kimbu Albert (2017)Cameroon, In: Lowry Linda L (eds.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourismpp. 212-213 SAGE Publications, Inc
    Kimbu Albert N., Tichaawa Tembi M. (2018)Sustainable development goals and Socio-economic development through Tourism in central Africa: myth or reality?, In: GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites23(3)pp. 780-796 University of Oradea, Romania
    Kimbu Albert, Ngoasong MZ (2016)Women as vectors of social entrepreneurship, In: Annals of Tourism Research60pp. 63-79 Elsevier
    Dayour Frederick, Adongo Charles A., Kimbu Albert N. Insurance uptake among small and medium-sized tourism and hospitality enterprises in a resource-scarce environment, In: Tourism Management Perspectives34100674 Elsevier
    Lund Niels Frederik, Kimbu Albert Applying the Hollywood scriptwriting formula to destination branding, In: Current Issues in Tourism Taylor and Francis
    Kimbu Albert Nsom, Ngoasong Michael Zisuh, Adeola Ogechi, Afenyo-Agbe Ewoenam (2018)Collaborative Networks for Sustainable Human Capital Management in Women's Tourism Entrepreneurship: The role of tourism policy., In: Tourism Planning & Development16(2)pp. 161-178 Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Dayour Frederick, Kimbu Albert, Park Sangwon (2017)Backpackers: The need for reconceptualisation, In: Annals of Tourism Research66pp. 191-193 Elsevier Masson
    Kimbu AN (2011)The challenges of marketing destinations in the Central African sub-region: The Cameroon example, In: International Journal of Tourism Research13(4)pp. 324-336 Wiley
    Zhang Carol X., Kimbu Albert, Lin Pearl, Ngoasong Michael Z. Guanxi influences on women intrapreneurship, In: Tourism Management81104137 Elsevier