Co-creating research

Ren, C. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsExternal teaching and course activities at other universities


Co-creation has become a buzzword in many social science disciplines and business as well as in tourism studies. Given the prominence of co-creation, surprisingly little discussion has evolved about its implications for research practices and knowledge production as well as what challenges there are for fulfilling the promise of co-creation in research.

We will address the term co-creation during a seminar on April 10 with a focus on two fields of study, namely tourism and rural studies. We will discuss the ontological basis behind collaborative research and the theoretical and methodological perspectives that situate academic studies not as an ex post facto critique of practices, but as a partner in the production of knowledge. After the introduction of these two interpretations and uses of co-creation, three case studies will be presented, in which we will attend to how research comes together as a collaborative achievement and by exploring different ways of collaborative knowledge production in research.

This workshop is inspired by the publication of the book Co-creating tourism research in 2018 by Routledge.
Period11 Apr 2018
Event typeSeminar
LocationWageningen, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionLocal