Sun Panpan

Doctoral Degree in Management


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Associate professor Supervisor of Master's Candidates

  • Gender:Female
  • Education Level:博士研究生
  • Degree:Doctoral Degree in Management
  • School/Department:旅游学院
  • Business Address:旅游学院402
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  • Status:在岗
  • Discipline:Tourism Management


    I am an Associate Professor in Tourism Management in the College of Tourism, Huaqiao University, China. I am interested in the development of regional tourism economy in China and always focus on the influence and mechanism of local government acts on the efficiency and structure of tourism industry. To date, I have produced over 30 research publications which include 20 refereed journal articles (in Chinese), 4 newspaper article, 10 book chapters and some refereed papers. Five of my research papers on China tourism economy have been reprinted in full by China Social Science Excellence which has high academic value and brand influence in China. My research has been published in Chinese leading journals such as Finance & Trade Economics, Business Management Journal, Tourism Tribune, Tourism Science, Research on Economics and Management, Journal of Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and so on.

     I am in charge of three research projects now, including National Social Science Fund of China(NSSFC) grants, Education and Scientific Research Project for Middle-aged and Young Teachers in Fujian Province, Research Projects of High-level Talents in Huaqiao University. And I accessed a significant large amount of research funding because of them. I also have been involved in many industry-informed applied research projects like Construction and Service Standard of Fujian Sightseeing Factory, Development Status and Prospect Forecast of Quanzhou Hotel Industry, Research on China Scenic Spot Ticket Price, Research on Beijing Market-oriented Degree, Most of my industry research partners come from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences which is the supreme academic institution and comprehensive research centre of philosophy and social sciences in China.

     Prior to my academic career, I worked as an English teacher in Quanzhou and as an industry analyst in Beijing for about 2 years. I got a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and a Masters degree in Human Geography, and obtained my PhD in Tourism Management (Economics) from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. My working experience and multidisciplinary background equipped me with critical thinking and an applied lens in conducting good research on tourism economy. In 2017, one of my articles was adopted by the China Federation of Overseas Chinese. In 2018, one of my papers was awarded as one of National Excellent Tourism Papers by the National Tourism Administration and selected into the Bilingual Project of Economic Management. Up to now, I have served as anonymous reviewer for some famous journals like Finance & Trade Economics and Tourism Tribune. In 2017, I was selected as Quanzhou High-level Talents (Level 5) and the core member of Tourism Safety Management Innovation Team of Huaqiao University.

     As a teacher in Huaqiao University, I always try my best to do good Teaching. I have taught many economics courses and management courses systematically, including Western Economics, Service Economics, Tourism Economics, Exhibition Economics, Service Product Design, Introduction to the MICE Industry, Practice of Exhibiting Abroad and Theme Park Management. I also taught some Bilingual or English courses, such as Listening and Speaking of Hotel English, Business Statistics and International Marketing. Because of my steady work, in the past five years, I have successively won the honorary titles of Excellent Graduates of Beijing, Excellent Communist Party Member, Excellent Head-teacher, Advanced Individual, and Best Instructor of National Business Elite Innovation Competition.

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