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Marco Eimermann

My research is based on interviews in sparsely populated areas about incoming entrepreneurs’ contributions to rural development.

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Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Geography Units: Geography
Location
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 2& 3 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a human geographer studying repopulating rural areas and lifestyle-related urban-rural mobilities. I am part of a research group focusing on the future of small villages in Northern Sweden.

My current research focuses incoming entrepreneurs' contribution to rural development. This mainly considers European rural tourism entrepreneurs in Sweden. Is their entrepreneurship part of pre-migration aspirations and expectations or is it rather a necessity? What happens when the newcomers leave the area again? How does this relate to place marketing efforts to attract new residents? This research is part of the project "Mobilising the Rural" (headed by Linda Lundmark).

New research interests are downshifting (when people develop alternative views on the work-leisure balance and try to live more sustainable lives) and small-scale outdoor winter sports events (e.g. dog sledding championships). As part of research on micro-urbanisation, I conduct fieldwork within the programme “Access Abisko 2020-2022: Global Change and Sustainability”, and I collaborate with scholars in physiotherapy and architecture to study soft-mobility and social integration in local communities.

I am co-editor of a forthcoming edited volume analyzing who lives in, works in and visits Northern sparsely populated areas in Sweden and beyond. In one chapter, I look at intercultural communication between Dutch, German and British lifestyle migrants and local Swedish populations. In another chapter, I study demographic and socio-economic changes in small villages with origins in Norrland’s settler history and how this relates with mining, sawmilling, forestry, and tourism.

I completed my PhD in 2013 at Örebro University in Sweden, studying Dutch families in the rural Bergslagen area (Sweden), their migration decisions and post-migration everyday realities. I have a Master's degree in area studies (completed in 2002) from Utrecht University and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies (2006) from The Hague University of Applied Science, both in the Netherlands.

Journal of Rural Studies, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 90 : 93-103
Eimermann, Marco; Adjei, Evans; Bjarnason, Thoroddur; et al.
Journal of Rural Studies, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 87 : 404-414
Bjarnason, Thoroddur; Stockdale, Aileen; Shuttleworth, Ian; et al.
Sustainability, MDPI 2021, Vol. 13, (15)
Eimermann, Marco; Lindgren, Urban; Lundmark, Linda
Degrowth and tourism: new perspectives on tourism entrepreneurship, destinations and policy, London: Routledge 2021 : 54-68
Eimermann, Marco; Lindgren, Urban; Lundmark, Linda; et al.
The Rural Enterprise Economy, Taylor & Francis Group 2021 : 178-192
Rataj, Marcin; Eimermann, Marco; Eriksson, Rikard
Dipping in to the North: living, working and traveling in sparsely populated areas, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 27-53
Carson, Dean B.; Carson, Doris A.; Eimermann, Marco; et al.
Dipping in to the North: living, working and traveling in sparsely populated areas, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 1-14
Carson, Dean B.; Eimermann, Marco; Lundmark, Linda
Dipping in to the North: living, working and traveling in sparsely populated areas, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 393-401
Carson, Dean B.; Eimermann, Marco; Lundmark, Linda
Dipping in to the North: living, working and traveling in sparsely populated areas, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 133-150
Eimermann, Marco; Elander, Ingemar
Tourism Employment in Nordic Countries: Trends, Practices, and Opportunities, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 303-325
Eimermann, Marco; Hedberg, Charlotta; Lindgren, Urban
Dipping in to the North: living, working and traveling in sparsely populated areas, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 195-216
Eimermann, Marco; Hedberg, Charlotta; Nuga, Mari
Dipping in to the North: living, working and traveling in sparsely populated areas, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 107-132
Eimermann, Marco; Tomozeiu, Daniel; Carson, Doris A.
Dagens Nyheter
Adman, Per; Bergquist, Ann-Kristin; Bonnedahl, Karl Johan; et al.
Regional Science Policy & Practice, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 11, (3) : 479-492
Eimermann, Marco; Tillberg Mattsson, Karin; Carson, Doris A.
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Routledge 2018, Vol. 18, (2) : 183-198
Carson, Doris Anna; Carson, Dean Bradley; Eimermann, Marco
Processes of immigration in rural Europe: the status quo, implications and development strategies, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018 : 243-269
Eimermann, Marco; Carson, Doris A.
Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, Vol. 72, (2) : 82-96
Eimermann, Marco; Karlsson, Svante
Journal of Rural Studies, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 64 : 241-252
Eimermann, Marco; Kordel, Stefan
Mobilities, Taylor & Francis 2017, Vol. 12, (1) : 116-135
Eimermann, Marco
Journal of Rural and Community Development, Brandon, Canada: Brandon University 2017, Vol. 12, (2-3) : 114-126
Eimermann, Marco; Agnidakis, Paul; Åkerlund, Ulrika; et al.
Geographical Journal, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell 2017, Vol. 183, (4) : 400-413
Hedlund, Martin; Carson, Doris A.; Eimermann, Marco; et al.
Settlements at the edge: remote human settlements in developed nations, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 2016 : 178-206
Carson, Doris A.; Cleary, Jen; de la Barre, Suzanne; et al.
Rural Society, Taylor & Francis 2016, Vol. 25, (1) : 55-73
Eimermann, Marco
Practising the Good Life: Lifestyle Migration in Practices, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015 : 138-160
David, Inês; Eimermann, Marco; Åkerlund, Ulrika
Dve Domovini / Two Homelands, Ljubljana: 2015, (42) : 81-96
Eimermann, Marco
Place and Identity: A new landscape of Social and Political change in Sweden, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden 2015 : 31-56
Eimermann, Marco
European Urban and Regional Studies, Sage Publications 2015, Vol. 22, (4) : 398-415
Eimermann, Marco
Population, Space and Place, Vol. 21, (1) : 68-85
Eimermann, Marco
Place and Identity: A new landscape of social and political change in Sweden, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden 2015 : 7-14
Eimermann, Marco; Forsell, Håkan
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden 2015
PLAN - Planering av stad och land, Stockholm: FFS 2014, (2) : 36-38
Eimermann, Marco
AEMI Journal, Stavanger: AEMI 2014, Vol. 12 : 48-57
Eimermann, Marco
Proceedings from the 23rd Nordic Symposium on Tourism andHospitality Research: The Values of Tourism, Köpenhamn: 2014 : 107-108
Eimermann, Marco; Åkerlund, Ulrika; David, Inês