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Dr Willem Coetzee

Senior LecturerWillem Coetzee

Office: Commerce 2.54 
Tel: 64 3 479 8430
Email: willem.coetzee@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Willem J.L. Coetzee, PhD., is a senior lecturer in the Department of Tourism. Overall, his research theme is within the nexus of tourism, with a focus on (i) protected areas, sustainability, small town tourism and World heritage sites and (ii) mega and hallmark events. In this context, he has explored specific issues among stakeholders in and around protected areas in Southern Africa and the impacts of nature based tourism on surrounding communities. His recent publications evolve around perceptions and consumer behaviours of attendees at sporting events (for example the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa) as well as music events, such as the Cape Town and Johannesburg Jazz Festivals. Willem has been involved in a range of tourism supply-and-demand projects in small towns and the formulation of tourism masterplans for such communities.

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Publications

Lee, C., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2017). Event experience at sporting events: An assessment of the event experience scale. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 163-172). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Faisal, A., Albrecht, J., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2017). The challenges of (re)gaining a sustainable business proposition post-disaster. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 597-601). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Lee, C., Filep, S., Albrecht, J. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (Eds.). (2017). Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. 978p.

Coetzee, W. J. L., & Basnyat, S. (2017, February). Academic career development through PhD workshops. Verbal presentation at the Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2016). Ethnic identity over national identity: An alternative approach to measure the effect of the World Cup on social cohesion. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 20(1), 41-56. doi: 10.1080/14775085.2016.1175369

Journal - Research Article

Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2016). Ethnic identity over national identity: An alternative approach to measure the effect of the World Cup on social cohesion. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 20(1), 41-56. doi: 10.1080/14775085.2016.1175369

Hermann, U. P., Van der Merwe, P., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Saayman, M. (2016). A visitor motivational typology at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site. Acta Commercii, 16(1), a315. doi: 10.4102/ac.v16i1.315

Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2015). Questioning the validity of race as a social construct: Examining race and ethnicity in the 'rainbow nation'. African Social Science Review, 7(1), 24-43.

Tshipala, N. N., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Potgieter, M. (2014). Stakeholders' views of sustainable adventure tourism indicators: A cluster analysis methodology. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance, 20(1), 40-51.

Gibson, H. J., Walker, M., Thapa, B., Kaplanidou, K., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2014). Psychic income and capital among host nation residents: A pre—post analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 44, 113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2013.12.013

Kaplanidou, K., Karadakis, K., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Walker, M., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2013). Quality of life, event impacts, and mega-event support among South African residents before and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Journal of Travel Research, 52(5), 631-645. doi: 10.1177/0047287513478501

Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2013). The power of sport to unite a nation: The social value of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. European Sport Management Quarterly, 13(4), 450-471. doi: 10.1080/16184742.2013.809136

Walker, M., Kaplanidou, K., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2013). "Win in Africa, with Africa": Social responsibility, event image, and destination benefits: The case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 34, 80-90. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2012.03.015

Hermann, U. P., du Plessis, L., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Geldenhuys, S. (2013). Local residents' perceptions of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education & Recreation, 35(1), 25-37.

Hermann, U. P., du Plessis, L., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Geldenhuys, S. (2012). Socio-economic impacts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance, 18(Suppl. 3), 64-75.

Tshipala, N. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2012). A sustainable adventure tourism development framework for Thathevondo. Journal of Tourism & Hospitality, 1(4). doi: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000101

Khorommbi, K., Coetzee, W., & Geldenhuys, S. (2012). Tourism development in the catchment of Lake Fundudzi to promote sustainable development. International Journal of Action Research, 8(3), 310-341. doi: 10.1688/1861-9916_IJAR_2012_03_Khorommbi

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Lee, C., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2017). Event experience at sporting events: An assessment of the event experience scale. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 163-172). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Faisal, A., Albrecht, J., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2017). The challenges of (re)gaining a sustainable business proposition post-disaster. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 597-601). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Coetzee, W. J. L., & Haydam, N. E. (2016). Colour association test as a target market analysis technique at an emerging destination-an exploratory study. In M. Scerri & L. K. Hui (Eds.), Proceedings of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: The Changing Landscape of Tourism and Hospitality: The Impact of Emerging Markets and Emerging Destinations. (pp. 999-1004). Sydney, Australia: Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=934950728772771;res=IELBUS

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Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

Lee, C., Filep, S., Albrecht, J. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (Eds.). (2017). Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. 978p.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Coetzee, W. J. L., & Basnyat, S. (2017, February). Academic career development through PhD workshops. Verbal presentation at the Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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