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Name: Dr Shem Wambugu Maingi
Title/Qualifications: 
Doctor of Philosophy
Department/Unit/Section: 
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Contact Address: 
P.O.Box 31104-00600 Nairobi, Kenya
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Position: 
Lecturer

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Web of Science ID: S-2598-2019
SCOPUS Author ID:
36941173100

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Publications
Refereed Journals

  • Kimunio, I. and Maingi, S.W. (2022) “A Markov regime-switching (MS) approach to modelling the effects of Fiscal policies and COVID-19 pandemic on Tourism Destination Competitiveness in Kenya”, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights Vol. 5 No. 1.
  • Maingi, S.W. (2021) “Safari tourism and its role in Sustainable Poverty Eradication in East Africa: Case of Kenya”, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol.13 No. 1 pp. DOI: 10.1108/WHATT-08-2020-0084 https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/WHATT-08-2020-0084/full/html
  • Odeny, J. A., Maingi, S.W. and Kurauka, J (2020) “The role of procurement procedures in environmental management: A case study of classified hotels in Mombasa County, Kenya" Journal of Hotel and Tourism Management, 2020, Vol. 8, No. 1: 11-23. UDC: 338.48-6:502/504(676.2) DOI: 10.5937/menhottur2001011A https://doi.org/10.5937/menhottur2001011A
  • Maingi, S.W. (2019), "Sustainable tourism certification, local governance and management in dealing with overtourism in East Africa", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 532-551. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-06-2019-0034
  • Barak, M.W., Maingi, S.W. and Ndubi, E.O. (2019) “The influence of place identity on destination competitiveness in Machakos County, Kenya”. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Volume 8 (5) pp. 1 -20 ISSN: 2223-814X https://www.ajhtl.com/uploads/7/1/6/3/7163688/article_27_vol_8_5__2019_kenya.pdf
  • Maingi, S.W., Wadawi, J and Ondigi, A (2015) “Market profiling and positioning of park brands in Kenya. (Case of Premium and Under-utilized parks in Kenya)”. Page 3 of 15 International Journal of Tourism Research, 18: 91-104. DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2036. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2036 
  • Maingi, S. W., Wadawi, J and Ondigi, A (2014) “Towards a Competitive framework for Park branding in Kenya (Case of Premium and Under-utilized parks in Kenya)”. J Tourism Res Hospitality, 2014 3:2. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324- 8807.1000141 3:2 
  • Akama, J, Maingi, S.W. and Carmago, B.A. (2011) “Wildlife Conservation, Safari Tourism and the role of Tourism Certification in Kenya: A post-colonial critique”. Tourism Recreation Research. 36 (3); 281-291. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2011.11081673 
  • Odunga, P and Maingi, S.W. (2011) “The Wildlife Tourism Market to Kenya (2002- 2003)”. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Vol28, Issue 1, 2011. DOI: 10.1080/10548408.2011.535444. https://doi.org/10.1080/10548408.2011.535444 
  • Mbuthia, S and Maingi, S.W. (2010). “The influence of ethnicity on leisure pursuits and tourism behavior of Somali immigrants in Leeuwarden, Netherlands”. Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism Vol1 (10), pp. 1-11, July 2010. Available online: http://academic journals.org/JHMT. ISSN 2141-6575. https://academicjournals.org/journal/JHMT/article-stat/75A72E92299 
  • Maingi, D, Maingi, S, Ondigi, A. and Ondigi, P (2009) “A Critique of Tourism Management sector reforms in Kenya (Results vs Value driven approach)” African Journal of Applied Human sciences. PP, 47-52. ISSN 2070-917X. 
  • Maingi, S.W., Odunga, P and Ongaro, S (2007) “Challenges facing eTourism adoption in Kenya’s Tourism sector”. African Journal of Business and Economics, Volume 2, No.1, 2007. ISSN 1990-9217 
  • Odunga, P., Maingi, S.W., Nthinga, R. and Belsoy, J. (2006) “Conference tourism in Kenya: Towards Tourism product development, Diversification and extension.” African Journal of Business and Economics Volume 2, No.1, 2007. ISSN 1990-9217. Publications with students 
  • Odeny, J. A., Maingi, S.W. and Kurauka, J (2020) “The role of procurement procedures in environmental management: A case study of classified hotels in Mombasa County, Kenya" Journal of Hotel and Tourism Management, 2020, Vol. 8, No. 1: 11-23. UDC: 338.48-6:502/504(676.2) DOI: 10.5937/menhottur2001011A https://doi.org/10.5937/menhottur2001011A 
  • Barak, M.W., Maingi, S.W. and Ndubi, E.O. (2019) “The influence of place identity on destination competitiveness in Machakos County, Kenya”. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Volume 8 (5) pp. 1 -20 ISSN: 2223-814X https://www.ajhtl.com/uploads/7/1/6/3/7163688/article_27_vol_8_5__2019_kenya.pdf

University level Scholarly Books

  •  Gowrensukaar, .V.G.B., Maingi, S.W., Roy, H. and Micera, R. (2021) “Tourism Destination Management in a Post-Pandemic Context: Global Issues and Destination Management Solutions”, Emerald Group Publishing, London: UK. ISBN: 9781800715127. Accessed through: https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Tourism-Destination-Management-in-aPostPandemic-Context/?K=9781800715127 Page 4 of 15 Publication: http://www.emerald.com.elibraryku.remotexs.co/insight/publication/doi/10.1108/9781 800715110 
  • Gowrensukaar, .V.G.B., Maingi, S.W., Mingate, F.L. (Upcoming) “Tourism Management and restoration of Ecosystems services in a Post-Pandemic Context: Global Issues and Challenges” Routeledge, Taylor & Francis. https://www.tourismtransformed.com/uploads/2/8/8/4/28845077/cfptourism_management_ecosystem_services.pdf

Book Chapters 

  • Séraphin, H., Korstanje, M., & Maingi, S. (Upcoming) Contemporary Tourism Crises and Legislations, in Korstanje, M., Séraphin, H., & Maingi, S. (eds.) Tourism through troubled time: Challenges and opportunities of the tourism industry in 21st century. London: Emerald Publishing
  • Maingi, S. and Mingate F.L.M. (Upcoming) Eco-cultural resource-use rights and struggles of indigenous Tourism Communities in Post COVID-19 recovery in the Aberdares Conservation Area, Kenya, in Korstanje, M., Séraphin, H., & Maingi, S. (eds.) Tourism through troubled time: Challenges and opportunities of the tourism industry in 21st century. London: Emerald Publishing
  • Maingi, S.W. and Mingate, F.L.M. (Upcoming) “Sustainable Cultural Ecosystems Services and Community-based Tourism (CBT) models Post COVID-19 pandemic within Aberdares Conservation Area and National Park, Kenya” In, Nunkoo, R. and Thanika (eds.) “A Research Agenda for the Social Impact of Tourism”, Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Maingi, S.W. and Gowrensukaar, .V.G.B., (2022) Child Rights and Inclusive Sustainable Tourism Development in East Africa: Case of Kenya In Hugues, S (eds.) “Children in Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”, Emerald Group Publishing, London: UK. pp. 143-157 doi:10.1108/978-1-80117-656-920221011 https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Children-in-Sustainable-and-Responsible-Tourism/?K=9781801176576
  • Gowrensukaar, .V.G.B., Mohanty, P. and Maingi, S.W. (2022) Children as ambassadors in sustainability initiatives of ANPRAS, Mauritius In Hugues, S (eds.) “Children in Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”, Emerald Group Publishing, London: UK. https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Children-in-Sustainable-and-Responsible-Tourism/?K=9781801176576
  • Gowreesunkar, V.G., Maingi, S.W., Roy, H. and Micera, R. (2021), "Introduction: Destination Management Solutions Post Pandemic: A Need of the Hour!", Gowreesunkar, V.G., Maingi, S.W., Roy, H. and Micera, R. (Ed.) Tourism Destination Management in a Post-Pandemic Context (Tourism Security-Safety and Post Conflict Destinations), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-511-020211002 
  • Gowreesunkar, V.G., Maingi, S.W., Roy, H. and Micera, R. (2021), "Conclusion: Rebuilding Tourism Post Pandemic: Some Reflections on Destination Management Solutions!", Gowreesunkar, V.G., Maingi, S.W., Roy, H. and Micera, R. (Ed.) Tourism Destination Management in a Post-Pandemic Context (Tourism SecuritySafety and Post Conflict Destinations), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 329-334. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-511-020211023 
  • Maingi, S.W. and Mingate, F.L.M. (Upcoming) “Sustainable Cultural Ecosystems Services and Community-based Tourism (CBT) models Post COVID-19 pandemic within Aberdares Conservation Area and National Park, Kenya” In, Nunkoo, R. and Page 5 of 15 Thanika (eds.) “A Research Agenda for the Social Impact of Tourism”, Edward Elgar Publishers. 
  • Gowrensukaar, .V.G.B., Mohanty, P. and Maingi, S.W. (Upcoming) Children as ambassadors in sustainability initiatives of ANPRAS, Mauritius In Hugues, S (eds.) “Children in Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”, Emerald Group Publishing, London: UK.
  • Maingi, S.W. (2020) Mainstreaming Over-tourism Education for Sustainable Behavioural Change in Kenya’s Tourism Industry Context. In Hugues, S., Gladkikh, T and Thanh, T.V. (2020) Overtourism: Causes, Implications and Solutions (1st Ed), Palgrave MacMillan. eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42458-9; Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030- 42457-2; DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-42458-9 https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030424572 •
  • Maingi, S.W. (2018) Tourism and Event Management Trends and Policies: A Regional Approach. In Hugues, S., and Korstanje, M. (2018) International Event Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice (1st Ed) 2018. ISBN: 987-1-53613-664-7 https://www.amazon.co.uk/International-Event-ManagementBridging-Practice/dp/1536136646 •
  • Maingi, S.W. (Upcoming) Child Rights and Inclusive Sustainable Tourism Development in East Africa: Case of Kenya In Hugues, S (eds.) “Children in Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”, Emerald Group Publishing, London: UK.

 Reviewed Conference Papers 

  • Maingi, S. and Mingate, F.L.M. (2021) Community Resilience Models for conservation of cultural ecosystems services and tourism management post COVID-19 pandemic in park-adjacent communities within Aberdares National Park, Kenya. Paper Presented in the International Congress of Rising Trends in Tourism by the Necmettin Erbakan University in cooperation with the Municipality of Konya between 30 September 2021 to 02 October 2021. https://sempozyum.erbakan.edu.tr/ICETT/en/s/768/0
  • Mugito, R., Maingi, S and Mutinda, R (2018) Commitment A Sustainable Pillar of Customer Relationship and Its Influence on Guest Loyalty A Source of Competitive Advantage. EuroCHRIE, 2018. 
  • Fimber, A.S. and Maingi, S.W. (2015) Paper presented on Leisure and Tourism determinants in Lafia, Hasarawa State, Nigeria. ATLAS Africa Conference 1015 on Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Developing Economies, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, 3- 5 June, 2015. 
  • Maingi, S.W. and Ondigi, A (2015) Presented a paper on “Tourism destination branding effectiveness in a developing country context. International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference (IIBA) held between 28th March – 2nd April 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. 
  • Maingi, S.W (2014) Presented Paper on The Efficacy of Park Branding in Influencing Choice Behaviour of Tourists to Kenyan Parks during the 29th Kenyatta University Post Graduate Seminar held on Friday 5th December 2014. 
  • Maingi, S.W., Ondigi, A, Wadawi, J (2012) The roles of Destination brands in influencing choices of Wildlife-based Tourists in Kenya. 43rd TTRA annual conference and PhD Colloqium held in Virginia, USA June 17-19 2012 
  • Odunga, P and Maingi, S.W. (2011) Choice, Expenditure and Satisfaction of International Tourists in Kenya: A Structural Equations Modelling Approach presented at the 7th ORSEA Conference 2011 held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya on the 13th and 14th October 2011.

Conference Organization

  • Member of ICOMOS ICTC Advisory Committee developing a Session Proposal on “Polycentric and participatory governance in cultural tourism for community
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    resilience” for the 2021 United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) Scientific Symposium on the theme Living Heritage and Climate Change to be held on the 9th to 12th November 2021. https://www.icomos.org/en/about-icomos/governance/general-information-about-the-general-assembly/annual-general-assembly/97583-2021-icomos-scientific-symposium
  • Member of International Conference Organizing Committee, Africa Research Group (ARG) 6th International Conference. Dates: 4-6 September 2019 Hosts: Africa Research Group (ARG), China.Research Group (CRG), Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China), Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS), Nottingham Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) Venue: UNNC, Ningbo, China https://caac.msu.edu/africa-research-group-arg-6th-international-conference/

Consultancy and Project Reports

  • Maingi (2016-2021) Pre-qualified Peer Reviewer, Commission for University Education
  • Maingi et al (2016) - PIC and Ecotourism Kenya Assessor: Ecotourism Kenya/ AWF/ Royal Netherlands Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya: National Green Destination Guidelines Project .
  • Manyara, Maingi & Mutinda (2010) UNECA-SRO Study on Sustainable Tourism in the East African region: Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism Development. UNECA
  • Maingi, et al (2009) Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation Training Programme for Government of South Sudan (GOSS) Wildlife and Tourism Officers held on 24th December 2009 at the KWS Training Institute in Naivasha

Non-Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Maingi, S.W. (2021) “Models of Governance in Kenya: Tourism, Climate change and Community resilience”. Paper presented in the ICOMOS Scientific Symposium 2021 on Living Heritage and Climate Change held on 9th and 10th November 2021.
  • Maingi, S.W. (2021) “ICT and Innovation in Sustainable Tourism”. Paper presented in the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication in collaboration with Wildlife Clubs of Kenya Virtual Conference on Conservation and Tourism for improved livelihoods held on 11th and 12th February 2021.
  • Maingi, S.W. (2020) “Opportunities and Challenges facing Sport Tourism Development, Marketing and Management in East Africa”, Paper presented in the University of Tukuba -KU- Joint Symposium by The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Nairobi Research Station: International Research Symposium in Partnership in Sports and Development for Tomorrow held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya Date: 3rd March 2020 Venue: KUBSSC
  • Maingi, S.W. (2020) Paradigms of Sustainable Tourism models in Africa Post COVID-19. Paper presented on the 6th Edition Webinar on Strategic Revival Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality Industry Post COVID-19 African Perspective. Amity Institute on Travel and Tourism.
  • Maingi, S.W. (2020) EAC Integration and Optical Communication Networks: How can EAC harness Broadband access to fast-track integration of Trade and Tourism, Paper presented at the East Africa Fibre Optics Conference and Exhibition held on the 23rd and 24th May 2017 at the Radison Blue Hotel, Nairobi.Page 7 of 15
  • Ondigi, A. & Maingi, S. (2013) Brand Consolidation and Strategy: The Economics of Brand Consolidation in East Africa. Hotel Summit East Africa Nairobi, Kenya August 2013