Dr. Dan Musinguzi

Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Dan Musinguzi is a Senior Lecturer at Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences. He holds a PhD in Tourism Management, a Master’s degree in Heritage and Cultural Management, and a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Tourism. Before joining Stenden Qatar, he worked at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Tutor and Research Assistant.
    Dr. Musinguzi’s teaching interests include tourism management, research methods, strategic management, culture, and heritage. He is an advocate for lifelong learning, and believes that “once you stop learning, you start dying” (Albert Einstein).
    His research interests are tourism impacts, residents’ attitudes and perceptions to tourism, pro-poor tourism, sustainable tourism, cultural heritage preservation, tourism planning and development, leveraging sports events, service quality in tourism, and knowledge development. He is an active reviewer of research papers for academic journals and conferences.

  • • PhD (2012), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    • MA (2007), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    • B.A. [Honours] (2005), Makerere University, Uganda

  • • Impacts of Tourism
    • Tourism Planning
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Pro-poor Tourism
  • Co-Lead Principal Investigator for a research project entitled “Leveraging the 2022 Qatar World Football Cup for the promotion of green and active living: A multiple stakeholder evaluation of strategic options” funded by Qatar National Research Fund at US$235,394.
  • • Musinguzi, D., Tukamushaba, K.E., & El Khatib, R. (2015). Qatar, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. Frankfurt: Springer (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_533-1).
    • Tukamushaba, K.E., & Musinguzi, D. (2015). Uganda tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. Frankfurt: Springer (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_538-1).
    • Musinguzi, D., Tukamushaba, K.E., Katongole, C., & Obua, J. (2014). Rainforest primate tourism in Uganda. In: B, Prideaux (Ed). Rainforest tourism conservation and management: Challenges for sustainable development (pp.2014-322): New York: Routledge.
    • Orobia, L., Byabashaija, W., Munene, J, C., Sejjaaka, S., & Musinguzi, D. (2013). How do small business owners manage working capital in an emerging economy? A qualitative inquiry. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, 10(2), 127–143.
    • Tukamushaba, E.K., Musinguzi, D., Katongole, C., & Xiao, H. (2012). Modelling service quality improvement priorities in selected hotels for efficient service delivery. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 12(2), 21–43.
    • Ngwira, P., & Musinguzi, D. (2011). Tourism and poverty alleviation in Zambia: opportunities, challenges and the way forward. International Journal of Agricultural Travel and Tourism, 2(2), 172–186.
    • Kibirige, I., & Musinguzi, D. (2010). Modernizing African’s cultural artefacts. Calabash, 4, 40–49.
    • Musinguzi, D., & Leung, R. (2010). Service quality satisfaction of tourists in Hong Kong. Florida International University Hospitality Review, 28(2), 50–71.
    • Musinguzi, D. (2010). The impact of restaurant noise on customers’ dining experience in Kowloon, Hong Kong. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems, 3(1), 80–85.
    • Musinguzi, D., & Kibirige, I. (2009). The role of cultural and heritage education at Bakoni Malapa Open Air Museum: demonstrations of cultural practices and craftwork techniques. International Journal of Intangible Heritage, 4, 152–158.

  • • Musinguzi, D. (2015). A critique of the application of social exchange theory in tourism research. Ranked amongst the five best papers presented at the Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, April 22-24, 2015.
    • Theodoraki, E., Abul Haija, S., Ali-Knight, J., Musinguzi, D., Omar, M., Canduela, J., Bourne, S., & Bhatti, M. (2015). Promotion of green and active living in the events industry in Qatar and related expectations of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 1st International Congress of 13SAW of International Society for Sports Sciences in the Arab World Conference, Oran, Algeria, March 2-5, 2015.
    • Theodoraki, E., Musinguzi, D., Ali-Knight, J., Omar, M., & Bhatti, M. (2015). Leveraging the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar for the promotion of active and green living. The 23rd European Association of Sports Management conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 9-12, 2015.
    • Theodoraki, E., Abul Haija, S., Ali-Knight, J., Musinguzi, D., Omar, M., Canduela, J., & Bourne, S. (2014). The Events’ industry in Qatar and social behaviour change promotion efforts: Green and active living messaging and anticipations in light of the 2022 FIFA World Cup-Qatar. Qatar National Research Fund Annual Research Conference, Doha, Qatar, November 18 -19, 2014.
    • Musinguzi, D., Tukamushaba, E.K., Gerkin, K., Nair, G., & EI Khatib, R. (2013). A critique of tourism conferences. The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management, Taipei, Taiwan, June 25–30, 2013.
    • Tukamushaba, E.K., Musinguzi, D., & Katongole, C. (2012). Modelling service quality improvement priorities in selected hotels for efficient service delivery. The 2012 TOSOK International Tourism Conference, Ulsan, Korea, July 4–6, 2012.
    • Musinguzi, D., & Woo, G. (2011). Exploring inhibitors of effective networking among tourism conference delegates. The World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality, Kowloon, Hong Kong, December 10–13, 2011.
    • Musinguzi, D., & Ap, J. (2011). ‘Anticipation’: Local residents’ reaction to tourism as a tool for poverty alleviation. The World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality, Kowloon, Hong Kong, December 10–13, 2011.
    • Musinguzi, D., & Ap, J. (2011). Alleviating poverty through tourism: some thoughts on the challenges, issues and the way forward. The 9th Asia-Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurants and Institutional Education Conference on “Hospitality and Tourism Education: From a Dream to an Icon”, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 02–05, 2011.
    • Musinguzi, D., & Ap, J. (2011). Perceived barriers to tourism as a tool for rural poverty alleviation in a World Heritage listed site: a qualitative inquiry. The Joint Symposium on “Sustainability and Quality-of-Life in Tourism: Tasks for Consumers, Industry, Policy and Academia”, Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 24–27, 2011.
    • Ngwira, P., & Musinguzi, D. (2011). Tourism and poverty alleviation in Zambia: Opportunities, challenges and the way forward. The Joint Symposium on “Sustainability and Quality-of-Life in Tourism: Tasks for Consumers, Industry, Policy and Academia”, Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 24–27, 2011.
    • Ap, J., Musinguzi, D., & Fu, C. (2011). A review and preliminary analysis of tourism impacts research [online]. In: Gross, Michael J (ed.). CAUTHE 2011 National Conference: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend. Adelaide, S. A.: University of South Australia. School of Management, 2011: 896–903.
    • Musinguzi, D., & Ap, J. (2010). Developing a revised and comprehensive monitoring framework of tourism impacts on local communities. The International Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Developing Countries. Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 10–11th August, 2010.
    • Ap, J., & Musinguzi, D. (2010). A re-examination and re-conceptualisation of residents’ reactions towards the impacts of tourism. The 20th Annual Conference of the Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators. Hobart, Australia, 8th–11th February, 2010.

  • • Musinguzi, D. (2011). Conducting qualitative tourism research: A personal experience. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (January, 2011).
    • Musinguzi, D. (2010). Why is tourism putting “a lot of money in a few pockets and a little money in a lot of pockets” in Alldays, South Africa? Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa (August, 2010).
    • Kibirige, I., & Musinguzi, D. (2010). To modernize or not: A case of cultural artefacts. University of Limpopo, South Africa (September, 2010).
    • Ap, J., Musinguzi, D., & Candace, F. (2010). An in-depth review of tourism impacts research in the leading tourism journals. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (February, 2010).

  • • “Excellent Research Paper Award” of the 2012 TOSOK International Tourism Conference, Ulsan, Korea.
    • “Research Studentship” awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for 3 years, 2008–2011.

  • • Tourism Management Perspectives
    • International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
    • International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism

  • Co-founder, Focus Consulting Agency Ltd – an institution promoting development.