Peter Nientied



Planifikim dhe Menaxhim


Peter Nientied is researcher and lecturer in Faculty of Planning, Environment and Urban Management of Universiteti Polis. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Amsterdam Free University. Peter Nientied has been involved in studies and lecturing in the field of urban questions and in the field of organization and management. He worked as manager, research and consultant in over 20 different countries. In Polis he has been teaching last years in the field of Business Administration (HR, innovation, leadership), and undertook studies in urban social issues, tourism and management and organization. He has been published widely.


Karafili, E. & Nientied, P. (2023). Polis University after the lean startup. International Business Research, 16(2), 40-53.

Nientied, P. & Toto, R. (2022). Planning for sustainable city tourism in the Netherlands. European Spatial Research and Policy, 29(2),

Nientied, P. & Toska, M. (2022). Leadership substitute theory in present-day organizations. Open Journal of Leadership, 11, 445=463.

Nientied, P. , Aliaj, B. and Stachowiak-Bongwa, K. (2022) Social Urban Identity Formation and Local Government. Current Urban Studies, 10(3), 361-380. doi: 10.4236/cus.2022.103022. Also published in: Šećerov, V. & Husár, M. (eds) 21st Year of 21st Century – Western Balkans’ Challenge of Common Future. University of Belgrade /, pp. 87-114.

Nientied, P. (2021) Rotterdam and the question of new urban tourism. International Journal of Tourism Cities, 7(2), 344-360.  DOI 10.1108/IJTC-03-2020-0033

Nientied, P. & Martin, J. (2021). De sweet spot van leiderschap. Amsterdam: Business Contact. (in Dutch language)

Nientied, P. & Shutina, D. (2021). Covid-19 aftermath and tourism innovation in the Western Balkans, a commentary. European Spatial Research and Policy, 28(2).

Nientied, P., & Toska, M. (2021). Self-leadership and empowering leadership in a Western Balkan context. International Review of Management and Marketing, 11(1), 36-47.

Toto, R., Ćaćić, M., Ivanova, Z., Nientied, P., & Stachowiak-Bongwa, K. (2021). Urban commons and urban management in emerging economies. In:  Fransen, J., Van Dijk, M.P., & Edelenbos, J. (eds.)  Urban management in emerging economies. New paradigms and practices. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 117-141. 

Nientied, P., & Shutina, D. (2020) Tourism in Transition, the Post COVID-19 Aftermath in the Western Balkans. Journal of Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance II, 2020, 46-60,

Nientied, P. & Toto, R. (2020) Learning from overtourism; new tourism policy for the city of Rotterdam. Urban Research & Practice, 13(5), 557-565. DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2020.1748343.

Aliaj, B. & Nientied, P. (2020) Brutal Skopje : a present-day photo essay. In Luarasi, S. & Perna, V. (eds.) Foreseeing uncertainty: design & normativity. Conference Proceedings 2019 Tirana Design Week, Polis University Tirana. pp. 25-39.

Nientied, P. & Aliaj, B. (2019). The Public in Search of Identity, a Study on Central Squares in Balkan Capitals. In: Finka, M., Jaššo, M., & Husár, M. (eds.) The Role of the Public Sector in Local Economic and Territorial Development – Innovation in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.  Cham: Springer, pp. 203-237.

Nientied, P., Dhamo, S., Papa, D. & Toska, M. (2019). Place attachment in seven areas of Tirana, Albania. Current Urban Studies, 7, 206-227. DOI 10.4236/cus.2019.72010

Nientied, P. & Toska, M. (2019). Motivation of knowledge workers, the case of Albania. Organizacija, Journal of Management, Informatics and Human Resources, 52(1), pp. 33-44. DOI: 10.2478/orga-2019-0004

Nientied, P. & Janku, E. (2019). Ambiguous icons in post-communist cities, the case of Tirana’s memorial Pyramid. Italian Journal of Planning Practice 9(1), 1-23.

Ciro, A., Toska, M., & Nientied, P. (2019). Social Innovation and Sustainable Economic Development: Participatory Tourism Destination Management. In: Finka, M., Jaššo, M., & Husár, M. (eds.) The Role of the Public Sector in Local Economic and Territorial Development – Innovation in Central, Eastern and South Eastern. Europe, Cham: Springer. pp. 173-192.

Toto, R., Ćaćić, M., & Nientied, P. (2019). Urban commons in two Western Balkan cities. In: Camprag, N. & Suri, A. (editors) Three Decades of Post-socialist Transition’, conference proceedings. (17-19 May 2019, Darmstadt), p. 469-477.

Nientied, P. (2018). Hybrid Urban Identity—The Case of Rotterdam. Current Urban Studies, 6, 152-173. DOI: 10.4236/cus.2018.61008.

Nientied, P., & Slob, C. (2018). The role of HRM in fostering innovation – a case study of a Dutch technical company. Dynamic Relationships Management Journal 8(2), pp. 13-24. DOI:  10.17708/DRMJ.2018.v07n02a02

Nientied, P., & Shutina, D. (2018). Is ETIS a viable option for fostering sustainable tourism? Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, 94-104

Nientied, P., Porfido, E. & Ciro, A. (2017). Sustainable tourism development in Albania in times of liquid modernity. In Adornato, F. et al. (eds.) Enhancing sustainable tourism in Adriatic-Ionian region through co-creation: the role of universities and public-private partnerships. Macerata, EUM Edizioni Università di Macerata. pp. 73-92.

Nientied, P., & Shutina, D. (2017) High performance work practices in Albania. Journal of Human Resource Management 20(2), 11-20.

Nientied, P. (2016) Metaphors and urban studies – a crossover, theory and a case study of SS Rotterdam. City, Territory and Architecture, 3(21)  DOI: 10.1186/s40410-016-0051-z

Nientied, P., & E. Karafili (2016) Towards a pragmatic perspective on business innovation in Western Balkan countries: the case of Albania. International Journal of Business and Management 11(3), 193-202. DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v11n3p193

Porfido, E., Ciro, A., & Nientied, P. (2016). Regional tourism, a comparative analysis in Albania. Tirana; Polis University (report for Risi / Swiss Development Corporation).

Nientied, P. (2015) Polis University as Lean Startup Innovation. International Business Research 8(5), 19-29.  DOI: 10.5539/ibr.v8n5p19