Staff Profiles

Prof. Jaloni Pansiri

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Faculty of Business

Acting Dean

Location: Block 245 Room 105
Phone: +267 3552235
Email Prof. Jaloni Pansiri

PhD in Tourism Management, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia (2007)   

Master of Arts in Management Studies, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom (1996)           

Bachelor of Arts, University of Botswana, Gaborone

Jaloni Pansiri is a Professor in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, at the University of Botswana (UB) where he specializes in strategy. He is currently the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business at UB. Before joining the UB, he worked for the then Botswana Institute of Administration and Commerce (1992-2000), as a lecturer in Public Administration, then moved to Institute of Development Management (IDM) Botswana campus as a lecturer/consultant in Public Administration and Management in 2000. In the same year, he joined UB as a lecturer in Management.



Research Methods

Strategic Tourism & Hospitality Management

Destination Management 

Heritage Interpretation

Contemporary Issues in Organizations Change & Development

Strategic Alliances

Destination Management


  1. Pansiri, J. (2014). Tourist Motives and Destination Competitiveness: A Gap Analysis Perspective. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 15(3), 217-247.
  2. Pansiri, J. (2013). Collaboration and Partnership in Tourism: the Experience of Botswana. Tourism Planning & Development, 10(1), 64-84.
  3. Pansiri, J. (2008). The effects of characteristics of partners on strategic alliance performance in the SME dominated travel sector. Tourism Management, 29(1), 101-115.
  4. Pansiri, J. (2006). Doing tourism research using the pragmatist paradigm: An empirical example. Tourism and Hospitality: Planning & Development, 3(3), 223-240.
  5. Pansiri, J. (2005). The influence of managers' characteristics and perceptions in strategic alliance practice. Management Decision, 43(9), 1097-1113.
  6. Pansiri, J. (2005). Pragmatism: A methodological approach to researching strategic alliances in tourism. Tourism and Hospitality: Planning & Development, 2(3), 191-206.


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