Susann is a Lecturer in Business Ethics, having joined the team at the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management in October 2014. Prior to that Susann completed her PhD with the title ‘An applied ethics analysis of best practice tourism entrepreneurs’ at the same institution. Furthermore, Susann is a King’s College London graduate of the MSc Tourism, Environment and Development programme and holds a joint Bachelor degree in International Tourism Studies from the University of Applied Sciences, Wernigerode, Germany and the University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark. She has been awarded the University of Surrey’s Graduate Certificate for Learning & Teaching.
Prior to joining academia, Susann was the Manager of Policy Initiatives at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Between 2006 and 2011, she managed the internationally renowned WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. She has been serving as an on-site evaluation judge for the awards since 2007 and also provides research support to tourism companies through her consultancy firm Phronesis Travel Research.
Susann is a member of Tourism Concern, the European Academy of Management and the Institute for Business Ethics.
Susann research interest lies in the nature and evolution of best practice in tourism, with a particular focus on entrepreneurial and supply-side values and types of behaviours for sustainable tourism. She has a great interest in the psychological and philosophical foundations that lead to best practice and sustainability in business in general.
Key words: best practice, business ethics, sustainability, entrepreneurship, tourism
Critical Tourism in a Contemporary Society (Level 6, module leader)
Business Environments (Level 4, module leader)
Business Ethics (Level 4, module leader)
Tourism Management (Level 4, module contributor)
Business Research (Level 6, module contributor)
Sustainable Tourism (Level 5, module contributor)
Sustainable Operations in Hospitality & Tourism (Level 6, module contributor)
(2015) 'Entrepreneurial risks-taking and responsibilities in the context of responsible tourism'. Reykjavic, Iceland: 24th Nordic Symposium in Hospitality and Tourism Research [ Status: Accepted ]
Power S, Miller G, Di Domenico M.
(2015) ''Do good, mean well': A value-behavioural perspective for ethical entrepreneurship in tourism'. Warsaw, Poland: EURAM 2015
(2015) Case 8: Values and behaviours for sustainable tourism. 7th Edition. Harlow : Pearson , pp. 348-350.
Theses and dissertations
(2015) An applied ethics analysis of best practice tourism entrepreneurs. n/a