Dieter K. Müller, PhD


Prof. Dieter K. Müller holds a PhD from Umeå University and is now employed as professor. Currently, he is Deputy Vice-chancellor with special responsibility for research, research education and outreach within the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Dieter Müller has research interests with respect to tourism and regional development, mobility and tourism in peripheral areas. His research interests specifically include almost all aspects of second homes and second home related mobility, Sami tourism, nature-based tourism, tourism labor markets, regional development and rural change particularly in Northern peripheries and Polar areas. He has been the chair of International Geographical Union’s Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change (2012-20) and is a member of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN). He has previously been selected for American Association of Geographers Roy Wolfe Award for outstanding contributions to the field presented by the Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group (2018). Currently Dieter Müller serves on the editorial board of Current Issues in Tourism, Tourism Geographies, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Matkailututkimus – The Finnish Journal of Tourism Research, and the Croatian Geographical Bulletin.

Author's Books

Tourism as a Resource-based Industry

Based on the Work of Sondre Svalastog