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Can-Seng Ooi Knowledge should preferably enhance academic progress, enable the practice community and energize public discussions - all at the same time. Together, this ambition can be achieved in small steps. So, shall we start a dialogue?

As Professor of International Business and Culture Industries, and Director of the Center for Leisure and Culture Services Research at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), I teach, research, write and inevitably, manage and administer.

Over the last two decades, my research areas include tourism development, cultural development, place branding, social and moral limits of the market, cross-cultural management, and international business strategy.

Latest Publication

International Journal of Cultural Policy In spite of the good intentions and myriad of policies to introduce creative and critical thinking into Singapore's higher education, many challenges remain. This paper looks at a number of tensions arising when demands of industry are mediated by politics through education policies in the city-state.

Comunian, Roberta; and Ooi, Can-Seng. 2016. "Global aspirations and local talent: the development of creative higher education in Singapore", International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 58-79. DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1101085.

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lastest publication

After a decades-long application process, Melaka and George Town in Malaysia are now recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Cities. Both cities however interpret and live-up to their heritage statuses in contrasting ways, reflecting the complex social political circumstances in these cities and the country.

Lai, Shevren; and Ooi, Can-Seng. 2015. "Branded as a World Heritage city: The politics afterwards", Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Vol. 11, No. 4, 276-292. DOI:10.1057/pb.2015.12

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