Patterns of governance in sub-national island iurisdictions; extreme cold-water island tourism; impact of bridges on island communities; successful small manufacturing firms from small islands; brain rotation; immigration; labour relations; human resource management; adult education; worker empowerment; the development of co-operatives.
Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino, PhD (Warwick), MA (The Hague), BA (Gen) PGCE, is Canada Research Chair in Island Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the UPEI. He is also Visiting Professor to the Department of Sociology at the University of Malta, Malta and the Director of its Centre for Labour Studies. He has served as member and chair of the Malta Board of Cooperatives and a core member of the Malta-EU Steering & Action Committee (MEUSAC).
As Canada Research Chair in Island Studies at UPEI, Dr. Baldacchino is advancing a critical, comparative, and interdisciplinary agenda which includes the following research themes:
* Extreme, Cold Water, Island Tourism
* Patterns of Governance in Sub-National Island Jurisdictions
* The Impact of ‘island-mainland’ Bridges on Island Communities
* Successful Small Manufacturing Firms from Small Islands
He also teaches in the Master of Arts in Island Studies program.
As of March 2007, Prof. Baldacchino has (co-)authored 14 books, reports and monographs; (co-)edited or guest edited another 14, and has, since 1993, over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters to his credit.