Dr Pedro Longart
Course Leader, Marketing MSc
Dr Pedro Longart is an academic, consultant and management professional with a PhD in consumer behaviour from Coventry University . His management qualifications, apart from extensive experience in the hospitality, retail, technical sales and wholesale business include an AMBA accredited MBA from Kingston University and a BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management from University of West London (UK).
Pedro has extensive expertise in sales, all areas of marketing (digital marketing, word-of-mouth, consumer research, etc.) campaigns and launches, operations and quality management, corporate social responsibility, business development and strategy, establishing targets and key performance indicators, budgeting and cost control, leadership and motivation, training and development and introducing reliability and efficiency initiatives. This expertise has been translated to preparing and delivering executive management programmes in various business and management related courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to consulting business, with particular emphasis on digital marketing, word-of-mouth, and general business advice.
|2005||BA(Hons)||Thames Valley University|
Research interests and expertise
Pedro's research interests are centred on consumers, which have translated into papers within the domains of word-of-mouth marketing, destination branding, and consumer decision-making. Typically, his research context has revolved around the tourism and hospitality industry. Nevertheless, he possesses the capability to extend his research into other contexts, particularly those concerning management in various contexts, and product and service development, as well as broader industries. Pedro employs a diverse array of research methodologies, encompassing both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Notably, he boasts expertise in Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) and behavioural economics. He wrote a methodological paper on attribute development for Discrete Choice Experiment and a book chapter employing DCEs for application in the hospitality industry.
- Consumer Behaviour
- Social Media Marketing
- Hospitality and Tourism topics
- General Marketing topics (Marketing research, word-of-mouth marketing, branding)
Areas of teaching
- Marketing and Consumer Behaviour areas
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Externally funded research grants information
The research project titled "Branding Al Ain as a Tourist Destination" received a research grant from the UAE Federal government, which was administered through the Higher Colleges of Technology.
Marketing research, innovation in the workplace
Independent professional practice
Longart Consulting (Digital Marketing agency) www.longartconsulting.com
Engagement with professional associations and societies
- Digital Marketing Institute (member)
- Fellow of Institute of Hospitality