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Emmanuel Akwasi Adu-Ampong


Name:Mr Emmanuel Akwasi Adu-Ampong
Job Title:PhD Student
Department:International Relations
Institution:Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals
Country:United Kingdom
Research Area:sustainable tourism development and management, critical social theory, tourism governance, planning and policy, public policy and management, contemporary governance issues, local economic development, international relations


  • Development Studies
  • Built Environment or Planning
  • Geography
  • Politics and International Studies


  • Language: Akan
  • Ability: Fluent

Country of Research:

Country:Ghana, 2010 - 2010
Title:The visitor experience at sensitive heritage sites: A case study of the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana
Description:The thesis explored the issue of heritage tourism at sensitive sites, like the former slave castles in Ghana. The research is founded on a clear analysis of the concepts of authenticity and commodification and argues on the basis of empirical data collected, that contrary to sections of the literature these concepts are not objective variables but social constructs whose meanings are contextually determined. An innovation of the research is the use of pre-tour and post-tour interviews in eliciting visitors’ perceptions and experiences. A detailed discussion of the differing expectations and experiences of three categories of visitors to the castle – African Americans, Africans and Caucasians – provides key insights as to the management challenges of utilising heritage for tourism
non-archival data collection
participant observer

Country:Ghana, 2012 - 2013
Title:Tourism Governance and Institutional Collaboration in the Central Region of Ghana
Description:This research examines the extent of changing governance rearrangement in Ghana focusing on the tourism sector of the Central Region. A qualitative case study method of interviews is used in addition to the concept of collaborative governance, The research question focuses on the structure of tourism governance and institutional collaboration within the tourism sector. This is because the need to involve the public, private and civil sector stakeholders in governance arrangements is deemed urgent within the tourism sector which is characterised by fragmentation and interdependencies across large geographical spaces.
non-archival data collection
participant observer