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Mats Carlbäck

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science


Phone: +46 19 302023

Room: K1114

Mats Carlbäck


Articles in journals |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Shapoval, V. , Hägglund, P. , Pizam, A. , Abraham, V. , Carlbäck, M. , Nygren, T. & Madison Smith, R. (2021). The COVID-19 pandemic effects on the hospitality industry using social systems theory: A multi-country comparison. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 94.
Carlbäck, M. (2021). The Delicate Balancing Act. CHRIE Communiqué, 38 (1), 4-4.
Carlbäck, M. & Nygren, Å. (2020). Building a new curriculum for hospitality management programmes with collegial seminars. Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at Malmö University, 1 (2).
Carlbäck, M. (2019). To Be or Not to Be . . .: – Brand Affiliation in the Hotel Industry. European Journal of Tourism Research, 21, 138-142.
Carlbäck, M. (2012). Strategic Entrepreneurship in the Hotel Industry: The Role of Chain Affiliation. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 12 (4), 349-372.
O'Neill, J. W. & Carlbäck, M. (2011). Do brands matter?: A comparison of branded and independent hotels' performance during a full economic cycle. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 30 (3), 515-521.
Carlbäck, M. (2010). From cost accounting to customer accounting in the restaurant industry. International Journal of Revenue Management, 4 (3-4), 403-419.
Andersson, T. D. & Carlbäck, M. (2009). Experience accounting: an accounting system that is relevant for the production of restaurant experiences. Service Industries Journal, 29 (10), 1377-1396.


Carlbäck, M. (2015). Logi (1ed.). Stockholm: Liber.

Chapters in books

Carlbäck, M. (2016). Independent or flagged?: the decision to affiliate to a chain. In: Ivanova, M., Ivanonv, S., Magnini, V., The Routledge Handbook of Hotel Chain Management (pp. 385-394). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Conference papers

Carlbäck, M. & Nygren, Å. (2020). För vem, av vem och varför?: – utveckling av en balanserad kursplan för hotell- och restaurangbranschen. Paper presented at Lärarlärdom 2020, digital konferens, 19 augusti, 2020.
Carlbäck, M. (2019). Experience accounting (EA): the next chapter. Paper presented at Food & Hospitality Multisensory Perspectives, Lyon, France, November 13-15, 2019.
Carlbäck, M. & Nygren, T. (2019). The quickest feet, sharpest knives, best brains and the biggest hearts: A practical approach to a new balanced curriculum for higher hospitality education with focus on the dynamics of bildung. In: 2019 APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference. Paper presented at 2019 APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference, Hong Kong, China, May 22-25, 2019.
Carlbäck, M. (2012). Use of Brand Equity and Brand Value in the Hospitality Industry: Implications and Possibilities. In: Kozak, M., Kozak, N., 6th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, 24 - 29 April 2012, Fethiye, Turkey Proceedings Book. Paper presented at 6th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Fethyie, Turkey, April 24-29, 2012 (pp. 1170-1175).
Armbrecht, J. & Carlbäck, M. (2011). The shadow economy: Its effects on the competition in the Swedish restaurant industry. In: Andriotis, K., Theocharous, A., Kotsi, F., Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011). Paper presented at International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011): Tourism in the era of uncertainty”, Rhodes Island, Greece, April 27-30, 2011 (pp. 28-47). International Association for Tourism Policy.
Armbrecht, J. & Carlbäck, M. (2011). The Swedish Tax system: Effects on Competition and Compliance in the National Restaurant Industry. In: Liisa Tyrväinen, Seija Tuulentie, Markku Vieru, Eija Virtanen and Irene Murtovaara, Well-being in Tourism and Recreation Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at 20th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research: Well-being in Tourism and Recreation, Rovaniemi, Finland, September 21-24, 2011 (pp. 37-37). Rovaniemi, Finland: University of Lapland.
Carlbäck, M. (2010). An analysis of the measurement and possible use of intangible asset value in the Swedish hotel and restaurant industry. Paper presented at 10th Manufacturing Accounting Research Conference, Ghent, Belgium, June 20-23, 2010.
Carlbäck, M. (2010). The Use, Possible Use, Identification and Measurement of Intangible Asset Value in the Swedish Hospitality Industry. In: Creative Destinations in a Changing World Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at 19th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Akureyri, Iceland, September 22-25, 2010 (pp. 77-77). Akureyri, Iceland: Icelandic Tourism Research Centre.
Carlbäck, M. (2009). Experience Accounting –Does it Work?. Paper presented at 18th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality research, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark, October 22-24, 2009.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Carlbäck, M. (2017). To Be or Not to Be . . .: Brand Affiliation in the Hotel Industry. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet.

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries