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Dr Mingming Cheng

Office: Commerce 2.55
Tel: 64 3 479 3486
Email: mingming.cheng@otago.ac.nz

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Dr. Mingming Cheng is a lecturer in tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Mingming’s core research interests and expertise deal with Chinese outbound tourists with a strong focus on Chinese young generations, the sharing economy (e.g. Airbnb and Uber), data science (big data) and event management.

From 2013 to 2017, Mingming published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles in the tourism, hospitality and marketing field with four A* and ten A papers (ABDC ranking 2013) (15 of them are SSCI listed). These journals include Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, International Journal of Hospitality Management and Journal of Business Research. He is also on the editorial board of Tourism Analysis.

His philosophy, as a researcher and lecturer, is to translate research to society, creating positive impacts on those involved. Mingming has been a consultant for a number of organisations, providing industry training and advice on Chinese consumers, including Space Furniture (a high-end furniture shop in Australia) and Westfield (the largest Shopping Mall in Australia). These trainings and advice are evidence-based as a result of Mingming’s research. Mingming is an expert in data science, helping organizations translate their data into business insights.

In the past, Mingming has conducted/assisted a number of projects with UN agencies including UNESCO and the UN World Tourism Organisation, Business Events Sydney, Destination New South Wales and Meetings & Events Australia.

Further information can be found in Mingming’s personal website: https://mingmingcheng.com/

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Publications

Cheng, M., & Edwards, D. (2017). A comparative automated content analysis approach on the review of the sharing economy discourse in tourism and hospitality. Current Issues in Tourism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1361908

Cheng, M. (2017). A cross-cultural comparison of East and Western academic literature on adventure tourism. Tourist Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1468797617723472

Cheng, M., Wong, A. I., & Prideaux, B. (2017). Political travel constraints: The role of Chinese popular nationalism. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 34(3), 383-397. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2016.1182456

Edwards, D., Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., Zhang, J., & Wu, Q. (2017). Ambassadors of knowledge sharing: Co-produced travel information through tourist-local social media exchange. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(2), 690-708. doi: 10.1108/IJCHM-10-2015-0607

Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., Wearing, S., & McDonald, M. (2017). Ecotourism social media initiatives in China. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(3), 416-432. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1214141

Journal - Research Article

Cheng, M., & Edwards, D. (2017). A comparative automated content analysis approach on the review of the sharing economy discourse in tourism and hospitality. Current Issues in Tourism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1361908

Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., Wearing, S., & McDonald, M. (2017). Ecotourism social media initiatives in China. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(3), 416-432. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1214141

Edwards, D., Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., Zhang, J., & Wu, Q. (2017). Ambassadors of knowledge sharing: Co-produced travel information through tourist-local social media exchange. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(2), 690-708. doi: 10.1108/IJCHM-10-2015-0607

Cheng, M., Wong, A. I., & Prideaux, B. (2017). Political travel constraints: The role of Chinese popular nationalism. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 34(3), 383-397. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2016.1182456

Cheng, M. (2017). A cross-cultural comparison of East and Western academic literature on adventure tourism. Tourist Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1468797617723472

Schweinsberg, S., Darcy, S., & Cheng, M. (2017). The agenda setting power of news media in framing the future role of tourism in protected areas. Tourism Management, 62, 241-252. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.04.011

Cheng, M. (2016). Sharing economy: A review and agenda for future research. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 57, 60-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2016.06.003

Rosenbaum, M. S., Cheng, M., & Wong, I. A. (2016). Retail knockoffs: Consumer acceptance and rejection of inauthentic retailers. Journal of Business Research, 69, 2448-2455. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.01.015

Cheng, M., Edwards, D., Darcy, S., & Redfern, K. (2016). A tri-method approach to a review of adventure tourism literature: Bibliometric analysis, content analysis, and a quantitative systematic literature review. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1096348016640588

Cheng, M., & Edwards, D. (2015). Social media in tourism: A visual analytic approach. Current Issues in Tourism, 18(11), 1080-1087. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2015.1036009

Cheng, M., & Wong, A. I. (2014). Tourism and Chinese popular nationalism. Journal of Tourism & Cultural Change, 12(4), 307-319. doi: 10.1080/14766825.2014.914948

Wong, A. I., & Cheng, M. (2014). Exploring the effects of heritage site image on souvenir shopping attitudes: The moderating role of perceived cultural difference. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 31, 476-492. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2014.883351

Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., & Liu, M. T. (2013). A cross-cultural comparison of world heritage site image: The case of Hue. Tourism Analysis, 18, 707-712. doi: 10.1177/1469540517717778

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Journal - Research Other

Cheng, M. (2017). [Review of the book Chinese outbound tourism 2.0]. Anatolia, 28(1), 110-115. doi: 10.1080/13032917.2016.1197024

Cheng, M. (2016). Current sharing economy media discourse in tourism [Research note]. Annals of Tourism Research, 60, 111-114. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.07.001

Cheng, M., Jin, X., & Wong, I. A. (2014). Ecotourism site in relation to tourist attitude and further behavioural changes. Current Issues in Tourism, 17(4), 303-311. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2013.800030

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