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C. Michael Hall
Michael is currently Professor in Marketing in the Department of Management, joining the department at the start of 2007. He is also currently Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; Visiting Professor in the Business School, Linneaus University, Kalmar, Sweden; and a... show more



Michael is currently Professor in Marketing in the Department of Management, joining the department at the start of 2007. He is also currently Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; Visiting Professor in the Business School, Linneaus University, Kalmar, Sweden; and a Visiting Professor at the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam, UK. He is also a frequent visitor to the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Umeå University (from which he received an honorary doctorate in 2008) and the School of Service Management at Lund Helsingborg campus, both in Sweden. He has also previously held positions at the University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, University of Canberra and the University of New England. He has also previously been an Honorary Professor in the Department of Marketing, Stirling University, Scotland. His doctorate is in geography from the University of Western Australia, from which he also received an honours degree in politics. His masters is from the faculty of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada, in geography/resource management.Michael has longstanding interests in tourism and voluntary temporary mobility, regional development, environmental history, and sustainability with current research dealing with such issues as place branding and marketing (including Santa Claus), power and policy making in tourism, steady-state and ecological economic perspectives on destinations and places, servicescapes, economic geography and tourism mobility, conservation and environmental and climate change, event impacts, international studies, and the use of tourism as an economic development and conservation mechanism. More recently he has been undertaking research on wine and food marketing and gastronomy, which has required strenuous research in the field, this is particularly focused on development of local economies, network relationships and social capital, food miles, biosecurity, and farmers markets. He is the author or editor of over 55 books as well as author of over 350 journal articles and book chapters and is active in a number of international research associations such as ATLAS and the IGU Tourism Commission.

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Megan's Blog
Megan's Blog rated it 2 years ago
Red is a story about a blue crayon stuck in red wrapping. Its about being yourself and doing your own thing. This teaches students that everyone has different talents and not everyone is good at the same thing. I would use this book in my classroom to show students that they need to be themselves an...
Macey Thompson's Tales
Macey Thompson's Tales rated it 2 years ago
Red: A Crayon's Story is on a 1.6 AR level. This story is about a crayon who is labeled as red but is actually blue. Throughout the story, the crayon sees himself as a failure because everything he draws that is supposed to be red is not good enough. However, he realizes his worth when he is able to...
Lit Block Blog
Lit Block Blog rated it 2 years ago
Red: A Crayon's Story, written by Michael Hall, is about a crayon with a bright red label who answers to the name "Red". Red is struggling to color in the color of red. Red has the teacher, grandmother, parents, and friends try to help him to be able to color in the color of Red. Some people even t...
Books for My Classroom
Books for My Classroom rated it 2 years ago
Red is a story about a crayon labeled as red but that is actually blue. The story is composed of the crayon's family and friends attempting to 'fix' it so it can be a red crayon like it 'should be' since it is labeled red. Close to the end of the story, a new friend encourage the 'red' crayon to dra...
Madison's Book Blog
Madison's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
Written by: Michael Hall This book is about a little crayon, red, that would color blue. He simply could not do anything right and all the other crayons thought it was weird he colored a different color than his name. So they tried to fix him but eventually the other crayons realized that he was ...
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