My research project
An absorptive capacity study of how Sustainable Tourism Indicators improve sustainable management of tourism destinations: A realist evaluation using mixed methods
The manner in which tourist destinations and relevant stakeholders learn about Sustainable Tourism Indicators is ill-known. Also, the extent and mechanism of putting the knowledge gained into sustainable management practices by these destinations remain largely unexplored. Hence, this study is primarily aimed towards exploring how and to what extent tourism destinations and their associated stakeholders’ networks are learning about Sustainable Tourism Indicators (STIs), what are the specific circumstances of their learning, and how these affect their policy decisions on sustainable destination governance. In doing so, this study- employing realist evaluation, a theory-based process evaluation methodology- will attempt to identify the contexts within which particular mechanisms trigger specific destinations and relevant stakeholders to learn and employ STIs (i.e., the black box of decision-making). Thus, this study will contribute to the formulation of Evidence-Based Policy to facilitate the successful implementation of STIs and the sustainable management of tourism destinations.
Before joining the University of Surrey, Mr Mohammad Ruhual Amin has served as a faculty member in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh for more than 10 years. Mohammad Ruhual Amin is a Commonwealth Scholar and the University of Surrey's Vice-Chancellor Studentship Award holder. His teaching and research interests are around Responsible Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Destination Management, Tourism Planning and Development, Tourist Behavior, and Research Methodology. One of his recent research articles on Responsible Tourism Management was awarded the Best Paper in the 12th Biennial Conference of Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Asia (Asia Tourism Forum 2016, Bandung, Indonesia).
Tourism Planning and Development
Evidence-Based Policy Making
- Amin, M. R. (2018). Sustainable Tourism Development in Sundarbans, Bangladesh (A World Heritage Site): Issues and Actions. Dhaka University Journal of Business Studies, 39(1), 33-54.
- Amin, M. R., & Jahan, N. (2017). Domestic Tourists’ Attitude towards Social Responsibility: The Case of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh”. In C. Koutra (Ed.), Corporate social responsibility: applications of good practices and malpractices in tourism and hospitality industry in the developing world (pp. 1-37). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
- Amin, M. R. (2017). Domestic tourists’ mindset towards Responsible Tourism Management: A Case Study on Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. International Journal of Tourism Cities, 3(2), 121-142.
- Amin, M. R., & Jahan, N. (2016). Bangladeshi Tourists’ Attitude towards their Economic Responsibility. European Journal of Business and Management, 8(27), 69-85.
- Amin, M. R. (2016). A View on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from Ethical Leadership (EL) Perspective. Sri Lanka Journal of Marketing, 2(1), 74-114.
- Amin, M. R., & Roy, B. (2016). Factors Influencing Tourists’ Perception towards Bangladeshi Foods. European Journal of Business and Management, 8(20), 63-74.
- Jahan, N., & Amin, M. R. (2014). Sustainable Tourism Development in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study on Sylhet. Dhaka University Journal of Business Studies, 35(2), 239-260.
- Ahmed, N., Jahan, N., & Amin, M. R. (2012). Assessing the Mechanisms and Potentials of Ecotourism: A Study on the Major Ecotourism Destinations in Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Business Studies, 33(2), 237-250.
- Amin, M. R., & Jahan, N. (2010) Women's Attitude towards the Beauty Salon of Dhaka City. Dhaka University Journal of Marketing, 13(1), 121-139.