Martin Falk

Professor

USN School of Business
Department of Business and IT
Campus Bø ()
Dr. Martin Falk is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business and IT at the University of South-Eastern Norway. His research interests are interdisciplinary and include innovation activities, ICT, firm behaviour, sustainability, tourism, hospitality and cultural research. He holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Kiel and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Regensburg.

Responsibilities

Teaching fall 2020 "Innovation Management" BA Innovation and entrepreneurship 

Teaching spring 2021 "SME - structures and dynamics" BA Innovation and entrepreneurship  (together with Birgit Leick)

Teaching fall 2021 "Innovation Management" BA Innovation and entrepreneurship 

Teaching spring 2022 " Strategy and Innovation for Sustainability" Master Sustainability Management

Teaching spring 2022 "Quantitative methods" Master Sustainability Management

I would be happy to supervise master's theses and bachelor's theses.

Past lectures: 

Airbnb, Regulations and the Covid-19 Pandemic: University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, 31.3.2021, online Lecture within the Bachelor of Science programme in Tourism.

The art of writing a research paper, Online Course for PhD students in Culture, tourism and Business (joint with Eva Hagsten), University of Palermo, 25.2.2021.

Case Studies in Sustainability, joint with John Predyk, Department of Recreation and Tourism, Vancouver Island University, Canada, 16.10-30.10.2018. 

Competences

My research interests are in the field of business, management, specifically in sustainability, innovation, climate change, tourism and hospitality. I am empirically oriented and have a particular focus on quantitative methods, particularly microeconometric methods. The data I prefer to use for the empirical analysis are company, establishment, personal, and transaction data (e.g. booking system) and regional data. My favourite software programme is STATA, which I have been using since 1996 (before that TSP). The demand for quantitative analysis is growing. We live in an age of increasing availability and supply of data and information.

I am editor of "International Journal of Tourism Policy", member of the editorial "Advisory Board of International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management" (2019-), Editorial Board member of "Tourism Economics", (2018-), Associate Editor of "International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM)" (2021-  and Editorial Board member of "Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration (APJBA)" (2021- ), Editorial Board Member of "International Journal of Tourism Research" (2020-), "Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research" (JHTR) (2021-), Associate Editor of "Springer Nature Business & Economics" (2020-) and Advisory Board of Heliyon (2019-). I am guest professor at the Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance (School of International Economics and Trade).

Links:

Researcher ID: T-8325-2019

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0518-6513 orcid.org/0000-0003-0518-6513

Scopus Author profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57222609432

Googlescholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=no&user=EGFbDbYAAAAJ

Resarchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin_Falk3

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/947384/martin-thomas-falk/

Repec: ideas.repec.org/e/pfa161.html

Honors and awards

2021: Outstanding Reviewer Award "Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research" (SAGE)

2019: Top reviewer in Social Science - September 2019 (Publons)

2019: Top reviewers in Cross-Field - September 2019 (Publons)

2019: Top reviewers in Economics and Business  - September 2019 (Publons)

2019: Falk, M and Hagsten E (2019). Time for carbon neutrality and other emission reduction measures at European airports, Business Strategy and the Environment, Best paper award for ICTDT (International Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends), October 2019, Rome

2019: Falk, M, Larpin, B; Scaglione, M. (2019). Effects of regulations on Airbnb supply in Geneva. Best paper award, International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE), La Plata Argentina

2016: Falk, M. and M. Vieru (2016), Factors affecting cancellation behaviour: Is this prompted by a typical guest or specific weather condition?, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Best paper award, Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2016, conference, Brunico, Italy, December 14 - 17, 2016.

2014: Falk, M. and E. Hagsten (2014), Output growth and prices of establishments in the Swedish hotel industry, best paper award JHTR ICHRIE Summer Conference, San Diego, United States July 30 to Aug 2.

CV

Work experience

Occupation or position held: Professor

Dates: 1/01/2021->

Main activities and responsibilities: Innovation, ICT and entrepreneurship

Name and address of employer: University of South Eastern Norway, USN School of Business, Gullbringvegen 36, 3800 Bø, Norway, Martin.Falk@usn.no

Type of business or sector: University

 

Occupation or position held: Associate Professor

Dates: 1/03/2020-31/12/2020

Main activities and responsibilities: Innovation, ICT and entrepreneurship

Name and address of employer: University of South Eastern Norway, USN School of Business, Gullbringvegen 36, 3800 Bø, Norway, Martin.Falk@usn.no

Type of business or sector: University

 

Occupation or position held: Senior research fellow

Dates: 1/10/2002->29/02/2020

Main activities and responsibilities: Applied economics, tourism economics, industrial economics, innovation and international economics

Name and address of employer: Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Arsenal Objekt 20, A-1030 Vienna

Type of business or sector: Research Institute

 

Occupation or position held: Visiting researcher

Dates: 01/09/2016 - 31/12/2016

Main activities and responsibilities: Applied labour and industrial economics

Name and address of employer: University of Södertörn, Sweden

Type of business or sector: University 

 

Occupation or position held: Visiting researcher

Dates: 01/05/2011 - 15/07/2011

Main activities and responsibilities: applied labour and industrial economics

Name and address of employer: Birmingham Business School

Type of business or sector: University

 

Occupation or position held: Research Fellow

Dates: 01/05/1996 - 30/09/2002

Main activities and responsibilities: applied labour and industrial economics

Name and address of employer: Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), D-68034 Mannheim, Germany

Type of business or sector: Research Institute

 

Occupation or position held: Research fellow

Dates: 01/02/1996 - 30/04/1996

Main activities and responsibilities: applied economic research

Name and address of employer: University of Kiel

Type of business or sector: University/Research

 

Occupation or position held: Research assistant

Dates: 01/10/1992 - 30/06/1994

Main activities and responsibilities: Research assistance

Name and address of employer: Kiel Institute for World Economics

Type of business or sector: Research Institute

 

Education and training

Dates: 01/10/1987 - 31/12/1995

Title of qualification awarded: Diplom-Volkswirt/Masters in Economics

Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: economics, applied econometrics

Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Kiel, University of Freiburg, Germany

Level in national or international classification: Master’s degree in economics ISCED 5

Dates: 01/02/2000 - 31/12/2002

Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: PhD in economics

Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Regensburg, Germany

Level in national or international classification: ISCED 6 (PhD level)

Publications

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2021). Impact of high-speed broadband access on local establishment dynamics. Telecommunications Policy45(4), 102104.

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2021). The uneven distribution of fees for virtual academic conferences, Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, early online. 

Zach, F. J., Schnitzer, M. & Falk, M. (2021). Product diversification and isomorphism: The case of ski resorts and me-too innovation. Annals of Tourism Research, 90, 103267.

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2021), Tourism and cultural economics, in Croes, R, Yang, Y. (Eds.), A modern guide to tourism economics, Edward Elgar, forthcoming.

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2021), Innovation intensity and skills in firms across five European countries, Eurasian Business Review, 11, 371–394. 

Falk, M. T., & Hagsten, E. (2021). Characteristics of Middle European Holiday Highfliers. Urban Planning6(2), 246-256.

Falk, M., & Scaglione, M. (2021). Effects of price model copycats in the ski industry. Tourism Analysis26(1), 71-75.

Falk, M. T., & Hagsten, E. (2021). Determinants of CO 2 emissions generated by air travel vary across reasons for the trip. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28(18), 22969-22980.

Lin, X., & Falk, M. T. (2021). Nordic stock market performance of the travel and leisure industry during the first wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Tourism Economics, 1354816621990937.

Falk, M. T., & Hagsten, E. (2021). When international academic conferences go virtual. Scientometrics126(1), 707-724.

Falk, M. T., & Hagsten, E. (2021). Visitor flows to World Heritage Sites in the era of Instagram. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29(10), 1547-1564.

Falk, M., Tveteraas, S. L., & Xie, J. (2021). 20 Years of Nordic tourism economics research: a review and future research agenda. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 21(1), 78-90.

Falk, M. T., & Hagsten, E. (2021). Potential of European universities as Marie Curie grantee hosts, Higher Education81(2), 255-272.

Falk, M., & Lin, X. (2021). Time-varying impact of snow depth on tourism in selected regions. International Journal of Biometeorology, 65, 645–657.

Falk, M. T., & Vieru, M. (2021). Short-term hotel room price effects of sporting events. Tourism Economics, 27(3), 569-588.

Falk, M. T., & Hagsten, E. (2020). Time for carbon neutrality and other emission reduction measures at European airports. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(3), 1448-1464.

Falk, M. T., & Yang, Y. (2020). Hotels benefit from stricter regulations on short-term rentals in European cities. Tourism Economics, 1354816620918769.

Falk, M. T & Svensson R. (2020), Evaluation Criteria Versus firm Characteristics as determinants of public R&D funding, Science and public policy, Science and Public Policy47(4), 525-535.

Falk, M. T and Hagsten, E. (2020) , Technological Innovations and Labor Demand Using Linked Firm-Level Data, In: Zimmermann K. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham link: link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-57365-6_170-1

Hagsten, E., & Falk, M. T. (2020). Use and intensity of electronic invoices in firms: The example of Sweden. Journal of Cleaner Production, 262, 121291.

Amore, A., Falk, M., & Adie, B. A. (2020). One visitor too many: assessing the degree of overtourism in established European urban destinations. International Journal of Tourism Cities, 6(1), 117-137.

Adie, B. A., Falk, M., & Savioli, M. (2020). Overtourism as a perceived threat to cultural heritage in Europe. Current Issues in Tourism23(14), 1737-1741.

Falk, M and Tveterås, S. (2020), Modelling the wider effects of ski lift investments, Empirical Economics, 59, 259–274.

Falk, M., & Steiger, R. (2020). Size facilitates profitable ski lift operations. Tourism Economics26(7), 1197-1211.

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2019). Ways of the green tourist in Europe, Journal of Cleaner Production, 225, 1033-1043.

Falk, M., Larpin, B., & Scaglione, M. (2019). The role of specific attributes in determining prices of Airbnb listings in rural and urban locations. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 83, 132-140.

Falk, M., & de Lemos, F. F. (2019). Complementarity of R&D and productivity in SME export behavior. Journal of Business Research, 96, 157-168.

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2019). Short‐run impact of the flight departure tax on air travel. International Journal of Tourism Research, 21 (1), 37-44.

Bartelsman, E. J., Falk, M., Hagsten, E., & Polder, M. (2019). Productivity, technological innovations and broadband connectivity: firm-level evidence for ten European countries. Eurasian Business Review, 9(1), 25-48.

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2019). Climate zone crucial for efficiency of ski lift operators. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(6), 664-681.

Falk, M., & Vieru, M. (2019). Myth of early booking gains. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 18(1), 52-64.

Falk, M., & Vieru, M. (2019). International tourism demand to Finnish Lapland in the early winter season. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(11), 1312-1326.

Falk, M., & Steiger, R. (2018). An Exploration of the Debt Ratio of Ski Lift Operators. Sustainability, 10(9), 2985.

Falk, M., & Hagsten, E. (2018). Winter Weather Anomalies and Individual Destination Choice. Sustainability, 10(8), 2630.

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2018), An exploration of growth in computer software micro firms, Journal of Small Firms & Entrepreneurship, 30(3), 233-252

Falk, M. & Vieru M. (2018), Modelling the Cancellation Behaviour of Hotel Guests, International journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(11), 3100-3116.

Falk, M. & Scaglione M. (2018), New pricing strategy attracts more visitors to the skiing area, Tourism Review, 73 (4), 480-491

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2018), Influence of local environment on exit of accommodation establishments, Tourism Management, 68, 401-411.

Falk, M. & Lin X. (2018), Sensitivity of winter tourism to temperature increases over the last decades, Economic Modelling, 71, 174-183.

Falk, M. & Lin X. (2018), Income elasticity of overnight stays over seven decades, Tourism Economics, 24 (8), 1015-1028.

Falk, M. & Lin X. (2018), The declining dependence of ski lift operators on natural snow conditions, Tourism Economics, 24(6) 662-676.

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2018), The Art of Attracting International Conferences to European Cities, Tourism Economics, 24(3), 337-351.

Falk, M. & Peng F. (2018), Impact of the intellectual property tax regime on FDI in R&D activities at the city level, The Review of Policy Research, 35(5), 733-749

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2018), Employment Impacts of Market Novelty Sales: Evidence for Nine European Countries, Eurasian Business Review, 8(2), 119-137.

Biagi F. & Falk, M. (2017), The Impact of ICT and E-Commerce on Employment in Europe, Journal of Policy Modeling, 39(1), 1-18.

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2017), Measuring the impact of the European Capital of Culture programme on overnight stays: Evidence for the last two decades, European Planning Studies, 25(12), 2175-2191.

Falk, M. & Katz-Gerro T. (2017), Modelling Travel Decisions: Urban Exploration, Cultural Immersion, or Both? Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 34(3), 369-382.

Falk, M. (2017), Gains from Horizontal Collaboration among Ski Areas, Tourism Management, 60, 92–104.

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2017), Climate change threats to one of the World's largest Cross-country skiing races, Climatic Change, 143(1), 59-71

Falk, M. & Biagi F. (2017), Relative Demand for Highly Skilled Workers and Use of Different ICT Technologies, Applied Economics, 49(9), 903-914.

Falk, M. & Vieru M. (2017), Impact of the Rouble’s Depreciation on Russian Overnight Stays in Finnish Regions and Cities, Tourism Economics, 23(4), 854-866.

Falk, M. & Vieru M. (2017), Demand for downhill skiing in subarctic climates, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 17(4), 388-405.

Falk, M. &. Katz-Gerro T. (2016), Cultural Participation in Europe: Can We Identify Common Determinants?, Journal of Cultural Economics, 40(2), 127-162.

Falk, M. & Vanat L. (2016), Gains from Investments in Snowmaking Facilities, Ecological Economics, 130, 339–349

Falk, M. (2016), A Gravity Model of Foreign Direct Investment in the Hospitality Industry, Tourism Management 55, 225-237

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2016), Importance of early snowfall for Swedish ski resorts: Evidence based on monthly data, Tourism Management, 53, 61-73.

Falk, M. (2016), The Stagnation of Summer Glacier Skiing, Tourism Analysis, 21(1), 117-122

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2015), Export Behaviour of Micro Firms in the Swedish Computer and Business Service Industries, Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 9(2015-32), 1-24.

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2015), E-commerce trends and impacts across Europe, International Journal of Production Economics, 170, Part A, 357–369.

Falk, M. (2015), The Relationship Between FDI Through Backward Linkages and Technological Innovations of Local Firms: Evidence for Emerging Economies, Eastern European Economics, 53, 5, 424-438.

Falk, M. (2015), Employment effects of technological and organizational innovations: Evidence based on linked Firm-Level Data for Austria, Journal of Economics and Statistics, 235(3), 268-285

Falk, M. (2015), Summer weather conditions and tourism flows in urban and rural destinations, Climatic Change, 130(2), 201-222.

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2015), Exporter productivity premium for European SMEs, Applied Economic Letters 22(12), 930-933

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2015), Export status and firm growth of European SMEs, Economics Bulletin 35(2) p.A13

Falk, M. & Hagsten E. (2015), Modelling growth and revenue for Swedish hotel establishments, International Journal of Hospitality Management, 45, 59–68

Falk, M. (2015), The Demand for Winter Sports: Empirical Evidence for the Largest French Ski-lift Operator, Tourism Economics, 21(3), 561-580.

Falk, M. (2015), The sensitivity of tourism demand to exchange rate changes: An application to Swiss overnight stays in the Austrian mountain villages during the winter season, Current Issues in Tourism 18(5), 465-476.

Falk, M. (2014), The Impact of New Goods and Service Products on Firm Growth: Evidence from Austrian Linked Firm-Level Data, Economics of Innovation and New Technology 23(4), 378-397.

Falk, M. (2014), Impact of Weather Conditions on Tourism Demand in the Peak Summer Season over the Last 50 Years. Tourism Management Perspectives, 9, 24-35.

Falk, M. (2014), Corporate patents and knowledge sourcing from universities, Empirica 41(1), 83-100.

Falk, M. & Peng F. (2013), The Increasing Service Intensity of European Manufacturing, The Service Industries Journal, 33(15-16), 1686-1706

Falk, M. (2013), The sensitivity of winter tourism to exchange rate changes: Evidence for the Swiss Alps, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 13(2), 101-112.

Falk, M. (2013), A Survival Analysis of Ski Lift Companies, Tourism Management, 36, 377-390

Falk, M. (2013), Impact of Long-Term Weather on Domestic and Foreign Winter Tourism Demand, International Journal of Tourism Research, 15, 1–17

Falk, M. (2012), Quantile estimates of the impact of R&D intensity on firm performance, Small Business Economics, 39(1), 19-37.

Falk, M. (2011) International Price Differences in Ski Lift Tickets' Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 147(III), 303-336.

Falk, M. and T. Leoni (2011) Estimating the Wage Curve with Spatial Effects and Spline Functions, Economics Bulletin, 31, 1, 591-604

Falk, M. and Y. Wolfmayr (2010), The substitutability between parent company and foreign affiliate employment in Europe’, Empirica, 37,1, 87-100

Leoni, T. and M. Falk (2010), Gender and Field of Study as Determinants of Self-Employment’ ,Small Business Economics, 34, 2, 167-185.

Falk, M. (2010), A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis of Snow Depth and Winter Tourism, Tourism Management 31, 912-924

Falk, M. and T. Leoni (2009), Characteristics of Self-Employment Among University Graduates’, Applied Economics Letters, 16,10, 1065-1071.

Falk, M. (2009), Are multi-resort ski conglomerates more efficient?’ Managerial and Decision Economics 30, 529–538.

Falk, M. and F. Sinabell (2009), 'A spatial econometric analysis of the regional growth and volatility in Europe’, Empirica 36, 2, 193-207.

Falk, M. (2009), High-tech exports and economic growth in industrialized countries, Applied economics letters, 16, 10/12, S. 1025-1028.

Falk, M. (2008), Effects of foreign ownership on innovation activities: Empirical evidence for twelve European countries’, National Institute Economic Review 204, pp. 85-97.

Falk, M. (2008), A Hedonic Price Model for Ski Lift Tickets’, Tourism Management, 29 6, 1172-1184.

Falk, M. and Wolfmayr, Y. (2008), Services and Materials Outsourcing to Low-Wage Countries and Employment: Empirical Evidence from EU Countries’, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 19, 1, pp. 38-52.

Falk, M. (2007). R&D spending in the high-tech sector and economic growth. Research in economics, 61(3), 140-147.

Falk, M. (2006). What drives business Research and Development (R&D) intensity across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries?. Applied Economics, 38(5), 533-547.

Falk, M. (2005). ICT-linked firm reorganisation and productivity gains. Technovation, 25(11), 1229-1250.

Aiginger, K., & Falk, M. (2005). Explaining differences in economic growth among OECD countries. Empirica, 32(1), 19-43.

Falk, M., & Koebel, B. M. (2004). The impact of office machinery, and computer capital on the demand for heterogeneous labour. Labour Economics, 11(1), 99-117.

Koebel, B., Falk, M., & Laisney, F. (2003). Imposing and testing curvature conditions on a Box–Cox cost function. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 21(2), 319-335.

Falk, M., & Koebel, B. M. (2002). Outsourcing, imports and labour demand. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 104(4), 567-586.

Falk, M. (2002). What Drives the Vacancy Rate for Information Technology Workers?/Was bestimmt den Mangel an IKT-Fachkräften?. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 222(4), 401-420.

Falk, M. (2002). Endogenous organizational change and the expected demand for different skill groups. Applied Economics Letters, 9(7), 419-423.

Falk, M., & Seim, K. (2001). The impact of information Technology on high-skilled labor in services: Evidence from firm-level panel data. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 10(4), 289-323.

Falk, M., & Koebel, B. (2001). A dynamic heterogeneous labour demand model for German manufacturing. Applied Economics, 33(3), 339-348.

Falk, M., & Seim, K. (2001). Workers' skill level and information technology: a censored regression model. International Journal of Manpower, 22(1-1), 98-121.

Falk, M., & Falk, R. (2000). Pricing to market of German exporters: evidence from panel data. Empirica, 27(1), 21-46.

Falk, M., & Funke, N. (1995). The stability of money demand in Germany and in the EMS: impact of German unification. Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 131(3), 470-488.