David is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Business at the University of Otago (where he was employed from 2001 - 2010) and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Aviation at the University of New South Wales (Australia). David holds a PhD from York University.
David has wide–ranging business experience. From 1998 to 2001, he was an analyst and project manager at Longwoods International, a consultancy firm specialising in tourism destination marketing, visitor profiling and measuring the efficiency of tourism advertising and promotion. He has also consulted for several tourism destinations in the areas of marketing and strategic planning. In 2006, David was appointed by the Dunedin City Council (New Zealand) to serve as a Director on the Board of Tourism Dunedin, a position he held until his move to Canada in late 2010. Currently, David is a Roster Consultant with the Business Development Bank of Canada.
David's primary area of academic work is the economic regulation of commercial air transport. He has published in the areas of aeropolitics, the economics of international aviation emissions and the relationship between regulation and competition in international civil aviation. David has also written extensively about the relationship between international tourism and air transport service provision as well as the interface between government policy objectives and international air transport provision.
David has published in journals such as the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Journal of Air Transport Management, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Current Issues in Tourism, Tourism Geographies and the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing. He has written a book (published in 2007) entitled Tourism and Transport: Modes, Networks and Flows and has contributed several chapters on aeropolitics and air transport management to various book projects.
In addition to previous advising work for the Government of New Zealand on aviation policy issues, David completed successfully in September 2012 a three-year, NZ$700K research project (funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Tourism Research Group in the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development) that investigates the linkages between tourism and aviation in New Zealand. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Director of the Centre for Air Transport Research at the University of Otago, and is currently Co-Coordinator of the Transport Special Interest Group within the Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education.
At the University of Winnipeg, David teaches Introduction to Business and Consumer Behaviour. In the Winter semester of 2014, he will be teaching an advanced course in International Business.
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