Nigel Williams

Dr Nigel Williams

  • 01202 963034
  • nwilliams at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Events Mangement
  • Dorset House D130, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Nigel L. Williams is the Senior Lecturer in Project Management at Bournemouth University and has previously worked at the University of Bedfordshire. Before joining academia, Nigel worked for 15 years as a Project Manager and Business Consultant for manufacturing organizations in the Caribbean Region. Nigel holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Marketing from the University of the West Indies. His research interests include Project and Event Evaluation using Social Media, Festival Internationalization and Organizational Project Management.

Journal Articles



  • Williams, N. and Ferdinand, N., 2014. Process Research Perspectives in International Business. Small States: An International Business Perspective. Emerald.
  • Williams, N. and Meier, B., 2013. Knowledge. In: McFadden, T., ed. Organizational Project Management. Project Management Institute.
  • Williams, N. and Ferdinand, N., 2013. Social Network Analysis: An application to Festival Impact Evaluation. Research Perspectives in Project Management. Gower.
  • Williams, N. and Ferdinand, N., 2013. Moderated Regression applications in Project Management. Research Perspectives in Project Management. Gower.
  • Williams, N., 2012. Event Project Management. In: Ferdinand, N., ed. Event Management: An International Approach. Sage, 70-94.
  • Williams, N. and Ferdinand, N., 2012. Event Staging. In: Page, S. and Connell, J., eds. The Routledge Handbook of Events.. Routledge.
  • Williams, N. and Ferdinand, N., 2010. Tourism Memorabilia and the Tourism Experience. In: Morgan, M., Lugosi, P. and Ritchie, B., eds. The Experience of Tourism and Leisure: Consumer and Managerial Perspectives. Channel View Publications.


  • Williams, N.L. and Ferdinand, N., 2018. Evolution of Notting Hill Carnival: Community Festival to a Global Phenomenon. In: 7th Biennial Steelpan Conference: Empowering the Youth to Lead the UK Transformation of Carnival Arts - Celebrating Windrush 70th 19-21 October 2018 The Tabernacle, London.
  • Cole, C., Ferdinand, N. and Williams, N.L., 2018. The Twitter force awakens: An exploratory analysis of the e-WoM around a sci-fi movie release. In: Fan Sudies Conference 29-30 June 2018 Cardiff, Wales.
  • Inversini, A., Sage, R., Williams, N. and Buhalis, D., 2015. The Social Impact of Events in Social Media Conversation. In: Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2015 3-6 February 2015 Lugano, Switzerland. Springer, 283-294.
  • Nanthagopan, Y., Williams, N. and Page, S., 2014. Theory Building on Project Management Capacity with the Resource Based Perspective: Multiple Case Study in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Sri Lanka. In: Delivering Social Good Managing Projects in the Non Profit Sector 20-21 October 2014 Kemmy Business School Ireland.
  • Williams, N., Inversini, A., Buhalis, D. and Ferdinand, N., 2014. Social Media and Festivals as Destination Marketing Tool: A study on Twitter Conversations. In: Academy of Marketing Conference 8-11 July 2014 Bournemouth.
  • Williams, N. and Pinto, J., 2012. Country PM Maturity. In: Project Management Institute North American Congress 20-23 October 2012 Vancouver.



  • Festival Impact Monitor (Bournemouth University, 02 Sep 2013). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Council Chair Organizational Project Management Community of Practice


  • BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (University of the West Indies, 1996)
  • MSc in Marketing (University of the West Indies, 2004)
  • PhD in Engineering (University of Cambridge, 2010)


  • First Place Sustainable Development Faculty Competition (Bournemouth University Centre for Excellence in Learning and Education, 2016)
  • Journal Paper of the Year Award Second Place for "Community Crosstalk: An Exploratory Analysis of Destination and Festival EWOM (International Federation for IT and Travel Tourism, 2016)
  • AM2014 Events & Experiential Marketing Best Paper in Track Prize with co-authors Dr Nigel Williams, Dr Alessandro Inversini and Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis for Social Media and Festivals as Destination Marketing Tool: A study on Twitter Conversations sponsored by Wiley (Academy of Marketing, 2014)


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