Lorn R. Sheehan


Lorn R. Sheehan

Related Information

Email: Lorn@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-8067
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Rowe 4120
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Tourism and travel
  • Destination management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Sustainable development



  • PhD (Calgary)
  • MBA (Calgary)
  • MEDes (Calgary)
  • BSc (Alberta)

Current Teaching

  • COMM 4351  Competitive Strategy

Research Interests

Lorn’s research is related to tourism destination management and stakeholder management. He has focused on the role of destination management organizations in creating and sustaining competitive and sustainable tourism destinations. Lorn is specifically interested in the relationship between tourism, entrepreneurship and sustainable prosperity of communities.

Current Employment

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, May 2007-present

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2011–2013  $74,700 SSHRC Insight Development Grant with Co-Investigator (Binod Sundararajan)
  • 2013  Rowe Research Fund
  • 2011  Senior Administrator Award for Exceptional Service to the Faculty of Management
  • 2008  Faculty-Wide Rookie of the Year Award, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University

Selected Publications

  • The use of intelligence in tourism destination management: An emerging role for DMOs. Sheehan, L.R., Sánchez, A.V., Presenza, A., & Abbate, T. International Journal of Tourism Research 18, 549-557 (2016)
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation at the base of the pyramid: A recipe for inclusive growth or social exclusion? Hall, J., Matos, S., Sheehan, L., & Silvestre, B. Journal of Management Studies [Special Issue on Organisational Innovation for Inclusive Growth]  49(4), 785-812 (2012)
  • Determinants of tourism success for DMOs and destinations: An empirical examination of stakeholders' perspectives. Bornhorst, T., Ritchie, J.R.B. & Sheehan, L. 2010.Tourism Management 31(5), 572-589 (2010)
  • The destination promotion triad: Understanding the asymmetric stakeholder interdependencies between the dity, the hotels and the DMO. Sheehan, L.R., Ritchie, J.R.B. & Hudson, S. Journal of Travel Research 46(1), 64-74 (2007)
  • Destination stakeholders: Exploring identity and salience. Sheehan, L.R. & Ritchie, J.R.B.  Annals of Tourism Research 32(3), 711-734 (2005)