Dr Juliane Thieme joined Kent Business School as a PhD student on a Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship, and, after completing her PhD, is now a Lecturer in Management. She holds a Master’s degree in Tourism, Environment and Development from King’s College London, and a German undergraduate degree in Business Administration focused on Marketing, Events and Sports Management. Previous to joining academia, Juliane worked as a practitioner in marketing and advertising, mostly within the fields of tourism and leisure.
Research InterestsTourism, tourism management, tourism development, political economy of tourism, backpacker tourism
Dr Juliane Thieme’s research is centred around tourism in general, tourism in developing countries, the political economy of tourism, especially concerning the changing power relations in developing tourism destinations. Her research is focussed on small-scale actors such as tourism SME’s, independent travellers and backpackers, and the local community. Her research endeavours have taken her on various field work trips to Colombia, and she is very much interested in development of tourism in Latin America.
Juliane's teaching experience in the fields of International Business, Management, and Strategy. She links current events, discussions and research with her teaching, while also including social media such as Twitter to enhance the student experience and to provide additional information.
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Thieme, J. (2007). Sportler Und Verein: Eine Musterathletenvereinbarung. AV Akademikerverlag.Unchanged in content. In the last 10 years, Athletenvereinbarungen have established themselves between sportsmen and associations. But the clubs should also strive for active legal cooperation outside the sports business with their athletes. But are these agreements not just instruments for the association to gag the athletes themselves? Will this not restrict the individual marketing rights and thus also the chances of the athlete? These questions are to be investigated in the first part of the book. The aim is to clarify the theoretical foundations of Athletenvereinbarungen and to explain them in the example of an association's agreement. The author Juliane Thieme first clarifies the legal classification of the sport. Subsequently, the Athletenvereinbarung is defined as a legal transaction and marketing rights are generally listed and defined. Then the clauses of the agreement of the Association are analyzed and possible sources of error are revealed. On this basis, the author then creates a Musterathletenvereinbarung for an association and explains its paragraphs. The book is aimed at associations and associations, decision-makers and managers in sports, trainers and sponsors.
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Thieme, J., Hampton, M. and Zigan, K. (2016). Analysing Backpacker Tourism in Rural Colombia: Towards a Political Economy Framework. In: ATLAS Annual Conference on Tourism, Lifestyles and Locations.. Available at: http://www.atlas-euro.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=q6iiKmLMg8Q%3d&tabid=248&language=en-US.Tourist arrivals have grown at more than 5% in Latin America, growing at 12% in Colombia in 2014 (UNWTO). Although little official data exists, it seems that backpacker tourism is a thriving segment in Latin America. Both the improved security and the improved economic situation in those countries means that more people are able to travel within Latin America, though the impacts of tourism development there have not been sufficiently explored yet. This paper introduces a new framework to analyse tourism development and its impacts on rural, local communities in Less Developed Countries (LDCs), adopting a Political Economy approach, building on Ferguson's (2011) and Mosedale's (2011) work. The new framework combines the consumption and production side of tourism, a shortcoming of the perceived dichotomy as identified by Ateljevic (2001). For a deeper understanding of the impacts of production and consumption on a local community in a rural setting, the social, cultural and political embeddedness of all the actors of the researched communities are investigated. The study also looks at the links between the local and global actors who are brought together through tourism development in an LDC, and the resulting power structures in the communities. The paper discusses the elements of the framework in detail, and shows their usefulness in understanding the political economy underlying tourism development in rural communities that rely heavily on tourism. The paper builds on extensive fieldwork (n = 53 interviews) in two rural communities in Colombia to test the framework. On the consumption side, the initial analysis of regional and international backpackers and their travel behaviour revealed tendencies for different preferences such as geographical destination or length of stay for Latin Americans in comparison to Western backpackers. On the production side, small- and medium-sized enterprises catering to these types of tourists, their development, and their relationship within each other and within their community are investigated. The resulting insights reveal the complex relationships and social, cultural and political interdependencies of the actors, which seem to influence the development of the community.
Thieme, J. (2012). The Creation of a Backpacker Tourism Space: The Planned Methodology of a case Study from the Colombian Caribbean Coast. In: 6th World Conference for Graduate Research. Available at: http://www.anatoliajournal.com/kongre_arsivi/graduate/programs/2012graduate.pdf.