Associate Professor Twan Huybers

School of Business
+61 2 6268 8075
+61 2 6268 8450

LOCATION

Room 121
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Twan Huybers is Associate Professor in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra.  He was educated in The Netherlands where he worked in the private sector for four years and obtained his Masters degree (cum laude) in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Maastricht.  He has a PhD in Economics from UNSW; in his doctoral research, he investigated the effects of environmental management on the competitiveness of nature-based tourism destinations.

Twan's research interests include the economics of tourism and the application of choice modelling methods in various decision making contexts. His choice experiment research includes tourist decision making (e.g. destination choices and museum visitation choices), household choices (discretionary expenditure decisions), sports related applications (performance enhancing drug choices and sponsorship decisions) and higher education evaluation studies (student evaluation of university teaching and programme evaluation).

Books

Huybers T, (ed.), 2007, Tourism in developing countries, Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK

Crouch GI; Devinney TM; Dolnicar S; Huybers T; Louviere J; Oppewal H, 2006, Tourism and the Competition for Discretionary Expenditure, Original, CRC for Sustainable Tourism, Qld, Australia

Huybers T; Mules T, 2005, Substitution between tourism destinations: an application of discrete choice modelling, Original, CRC Sustainable Tourism, Gold Coast

Huybers T; Bennett J, 2003, Environmental management and the competitiveness of nature-based tourism destinations, 3, 10.1023/A:1022942001100

Book Chapters

Mazanov J; Huybers T, 2016, 'Societal and athletes' perspectives on doping use in sport: the Spirit of Sport', in Barkoukis V; Lazuras L; Tsorbatzoudis H (ed.), The Psychology of Doping in Sport, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 140 - 150, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=_wYtCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT5&lpg=PT5&dq=978-1-138-79347-7&source=bl&ots=rT5ZtTuoUM&sig=48xr6Q-lfj6uoWOm_apbDYGzMyI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibpJrjsa3TAhWBH5QKHR4KATkQ6AEIMTAD#

Dolnicar S; Huybers T, 2010, 'Different tourists – Different perceptions of different cities', in Mazanec J; Woeber K (ed.), Anslysing International City Tourism, edn. 2nd, Springer, Vienna, pp. 127 - 146

Huybers T, 2007, 'Tourism in Developing Countries: Introduction', in Tourism in developing countries, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. xiii - xxviii

Journal articles

Mazanov J; Huybers T; Barkoukis V, 2018, 'Universalism and the spirit of sport: evidence from Greece and Australia', Sport in Society, 10.1080/17430437.2018.1512589

Huybers T, 2017, 'Exploring the use of best-worst scaling to elicit course experience questionnaire responses', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 42, pp. 1306 - 1318, 10.1080/02602938.2016.1270256

O’Reilly N; Huybers T, 2015, 'Servicing in Sponsorship: A Best-Worst Scaling Empirical Analysis', Journal of Sport Management, vol. 29, pp. 155 - 169, 10.1123/JSM.2013-0292

Oppewal H; Huybers T; Crouch GI, 2015, 'Tourist destination and experience choice: A choice experimental analysis of decision sequence effects', Tourism Management, vol. 48, pp. 467 - 476, 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.12.016

Gong X; Huybers T, 2015, 'Chinese students and higher education destinations: Findings from a choice experiment', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 59, pp. 196 - 218, 10.1177/0004944115584482

Huybers T; Louviere J; Islam T, 2015, 'What determines student satisfaction with university subjects? A choice-based approach', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol. 17, pp. 52 - 65, 10.1016/j.jocm.2015.10.001

Huybers T, 2014, 'Student evaluation of teaching: the use of best-worst scaling', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 39, pp. 496 - 513, 10.1080/02602938.2013.851782

Prior DD; Mazanov J; Huybers T; O'Reilly N, 2014, 'The impact of scandal on sport consumption: A conceptual framework for future research', International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, vol. 14, pp. 188 - 211, 10.1504/IJSMM.2013.060647

Crouch GI; Huybers T; Oppewal H, 2014, 'Inferring Future Vacation Experience Preference from Past Vacation Choice: A Latent Class Analysis', Journal of Travel Research, vol. 55, pp. 574 - 587, 10.1177/0047287514564994

Huybers T, 2013, 'Student evaluation of teaching: the use of best-worst scaling', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 10.1080/02602938.2013.851782

Mazanov J; Huybers T; Connor J, 2012, 'Prioritising health in anti-doping: What Australians think', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 15, pp. 381 - 385, 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.02.007

Huybers T; Mazanov J, 2012, 'What would kim do: A choice study of projected athlete doping considerations', Journal of Sport Management, vol. 26, pp. 322 - 334, 10.1123/jsm.26.4.322

Mazanov J; Huybers T; Connor J, 2011, 'Qualitative evidence of a primary intervention point for elite athlete doping', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 14, pp. 106 - 110, 10.1016/j.jsams.2010.06.003

Oppewal H; Paas L; Crouch GI; Huybers T, 2010, 'Segmenting consumers based on how they spend a tax rebate:', Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 31, pp. 510 - 519

Oppewal H; Paas LJ; Crouch GI; Huybers T, 2010, 'Segmenting consumers based on how they spend a tax rebate: An analysis of the Australian stimulus payment', Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 31, pp. 510 - 519, 10.1016/j.joep.2010.03.013

Burke PF; Burton C; Huybers T; Islam T; Louviere JJ; Wise C, 2010, 'The scale-adusted latent class model: Application to museum visitation', Tourism Analysis, vol. 15, pp. 147 - 165, 10.3727/108354210X12724863327605

Mazanov J; Huybers T, 2010, 'An empirical model of athlete decisions to use performance-enhancing drugs: Qualitative evidence', Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, vol. 2, pp. 385 - 402, 10.1080/19398441.2010.517046

Dolnicar S; Crouch GI; Devinney T; Huybers T; Louviere JJ; Oppewal H, 2008, 'Tourism and discretionary income allocation. Heterogeneity among households', Tourism Management, vol. 29, pp. 44 - 52, 10.1016/j.tourman.2007.04.008

Crouch GI; Oppewal H; Huybers T; Dolnicar S; Louviere JJ; Devinney T, 2007, 'Discretionary expenditure and tourism consumption: Insights from a choice experiment', Journal of Travel Research, vol. 45, pp. 247 - 258, 10.1177/0047287506295912

Dolnicar S; Huybers T, 2007, 'Different tourists-different perceptions of different places: Accounting for tourists' perceptual heterogeneity in destination image measurement', Tourism Analysis, vol. 12, pp. 447 - 461, 10.3727/108354207783227984

Huybers T, 2006, 'Review of `Making a City in the Country - The Albury-Wodonga National Growth Centre Project 1973-2003`, Bruce Pennay', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 46 (3), pp. 293 - 295

Huybers T, 2005, 'Destination choice modelling: What's in a name?', Tourism Economics, vol. 11, pp. 329 - 350, 10.5367/000000005774352999

Skerritt D; Huybers T, 2005, 'The effect of international tourism on economic development: An empirical analysis', Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, vol. 10, pp. 23 - 43, 10.1080/1094166042000330209

Huybers T, 2003, 'Domestic Tourism Destination Choices - a Choice Modelling Analysis', International Journal of Tourism Research,, vol. 5, pp. 445 - 459

Huybers T; Bennett J, 2003, 'Environmental Management and the Competitiveness of Nature-Based Tourism Destinations', Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 24, pp. 213 - 233

Huybers T, 2003, 'Ian Gray and Geoffrey Lawrence. A future for regional Australia - Escaping global misfortune (book review)', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 43, pp. 93 - 95

Huybers T; Bennett J, 2003, 'Inter-frim cooperation at nature-based tourism destinations', Journal of Socio-Economics, vol. 32, pp. 571 - 587, 10.1016/j.socec.2003.08.011

Huybers T, 2003, 'Modelling short-break holiday destination choices', Tourism Economics, vol. 9, pp. 389 - 405, 10.5367/000000003322662989

Huybers T, 2001, 'Book review `Growth, distribution and political change - Asia and the wider world`', Australian Economic History Review, pp. 86 - 90

Huybers T; Bennett JI, 2000, 'Impact of the environment on holiday destination choices of prospective UK tourists: implications for Tropical North Queensland', Tourism Economics, pp. 21 - 46

Huybers T; Bennett JI, 2000, 'Cooperation in Tropical North Queensland`s nature-based tourism industry', Australian Agribusiness Review

Huybers T; Bennett J, 1997, 'The significance of the environment and its regulation to Australia's tourism industry', Australian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 4, pp. 40 - 55, 10.1080/14486563.1997.10648370

Conference Papers

Abeza G; O'Reilly N; Prior DD; Mazanov J; Huybers T, 2015, 'Off-the-field scandals in professional sports and impacts on consumers brand engagement', in NASSM 2015 Conference Proceedings, North American Society for Sport Management Conference, OTTAWA, CANADA, presented at North American Society for Sport Management Conference, OTTAWA, CANADA, 02 - 06 June 2015, http://nassm.org/files/conf_abstracts/2015-078.pdf

Huybers AW; Oppewal H; Crouch G, 2013, 'Sequential attribute presentation effects in stated choice experiments: A study in the context of holiday destination choice', in Sequential attribute presentation effects in stated choice experiments: A study in the context of holiday destination choice, International Choice Modelling Conference 2013, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Choice Modelling Conference 2013, Sydney, Australia, 03 - 05 July 2013

Huybers T, 2011, 'Student Evaluation of Teaching: Performance-Importance Analysis and Best-Worst Scaling', in Krause, K., Buckridge, M., Grimmer, C. and Purbrick-Illek, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 34th HERDSA Annual Conference, Research and Development in Higher Education: Higher Education On The Edge, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc, Gold Coast, pp. 161 - 173, presented at 34th Annual HERDSA Conference, Gold Coast, 04 - 07 July 2011

Connor JM; Huybers T; Mazanov J, 2011, 'Sport, integrity and harms: What are the threats to the level playing field?', in Conference Proceedings Local Lives/Global Networks, TASA, Newcastle, pp. 1 - 14, presented at TASA, Newcastle, 01 January 2011

Huybers T, 2009, 'Best-Worst Scaling: a `magnifying glass` method for university teaching evaluation', in The Student Experience: Proceedings of the 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference, 32nd Annual HERDSA Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory, presented at 32nd Annual HERDSA Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory, 06 - 09 July 2009

Huybers T; Burke P; Wise C; Burton C; Louviere J, 2007, 'Museum visitors care about everything! Using best-worst scaling for strategic focus', in Reputation, Responsibility, Relevance: ANZMAC 2007 Conference, Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 2007, Dunedin, New Zealand., presented at Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 2007, Dunedin, New Zealand., 03 - 05 December 2007

O Donnell TM; Mazanov J; Huybers T, 2006, 'Towards a Choice Model of Athletes` Decision to Use Performance Enhancing Substances or Methods: Factors and Covariates', in ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, presented at ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, 01 December 2010

Crouch GI; Devinney TM; Dolnicar S; Huybers T; Louviere J; Oppewal H, 2005, 'New horses for old courses: Questioning the limitations of sustainable tourism to supply-driven measures and the nature-based context', in ANZMAC 2005 Conference, ANZMAC 2005 Conference, Fremantle, WA, presented at ANZMAC 2005 Conference, Fremantle, WA, 05 - 07 December 2005

Huybers T; Crouch GI; Devinney TM; Dolnicar S; Louviere J; Oppewal H, 2005, 'Tourism Discretionary Spending Choice Behaviour', in ANZMAC 2005 Conference, ANZMAC 2005 Conference, Fremantle, WA, presented at ANZMAC 2005 Conference, Fremantle, WA, 05 - 07 December 2005

Huybers T, 2002, 'Sydney Residents and Short-Break Holidays - A Destination Choice Modelling Analysis', in 12th International Research converence of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education, 12 th International Research converence of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education, Fremantle, WA, pp. 1 - 20, presented at 12 th International Research converence of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education, Fremantle, WA, 06 - 09 February 2002

Huybers T, 2002, 'Analysing Destination Choices Using Discrete Choice Modelling', in Conference on Tourism Economics, CRC for Sustainable Tourism and the Centre for Tourism Policy Studies, Conference on Tourism Economics, CRC for Sustainable Tourism and the Centre for Tourism Policy Studies, Sydney, presented at Conference on Tourism Economics, CRC for Sustainable Tourism and the Centre for Tourism Policy Studies, Sydney, 01 April 2002

Huybers T; Bennett JW, (eds.), 2001, 'Inter-firm cooperation at nature-based tourism destinations', in ATLAS International Conference, ATLAS International Conference, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 1 - 23, presented at ATLAS International Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 01 October 2001

Huybers T; Bennett JI, 2000, 'Cooperation and competition in Tropical North Queensland`s tourism industry', in 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc, 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc, pp. 24 - 24, presented at 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc, 01 January 2000

Theses / Dissertations

Huybers T, 2001, Environmental Management and the International Competitiveness of Nature-Based Tourism Destinations - A case study of Tropical North Queensland, thesis