Dr Titi Susilowati Prabawa


University Fellow

Titi serves as a lecturer at the graduate program of Development Studies, the head of Tourism Department and the head of Sustainable Development Research Center at Satya Wacana Christian University. She holds a Ph.D in Culture, Organisation and Management from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She wrote a dissertation on coping strategies of the SME’s tourism entrepreneurs in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during a decade of crises between 1997-2006. Her research interest is related to the micro economy at the level of enterprises and individual entrepreneurs.  In her research she gives attention to the social, political and cultural environment of the economic dimensions of entrepreneurship. She specifically focuses on the researches about enterprise development and livelihood of the local community. Related to the themes, she has experienced doing research in Central Java and also in Eastern part of Indonesia such as Rote island in East Nusa Tenggara, Manado in North Sulawesi, Moluccas and Papua. 

Research Interests

  • Community participation in Tourism Development 
  • Entrepreneurship in Small-Medium Enterprises 
  • Livelihood of local community 
  • Poverty Alleviation 
  • Social and Sustainable Enterprises 

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Research Projects

Current Projects

  • Quality of life of local tourism labors working for hotels owned by international investors in Dili, Timor Leste 
  • Coping with Merapi Eruption through tourism development – the experience of community in Kinahrejo Village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
  • Local community and roles of stakeholders in tourism development at Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Family firm sustainability in an emerging market economy: an ethnographic study of change and adaptation in the traditional batik industry in Lasem, Indonesia. 

Recent Projects

  • Research grant from Indonesian Ministry of Education, (2011 -2012 – Rp. 30.000.000)
  • Research grant from Indonesian Ministry of Education, (2012-2013 – Rp. 100.000.000)
  • Research grant from Indonesian Ministry of Education, (2013-2014 – Rp. 100.000.000)
  • Research grant from Indonesian Ministry of Education, (2012-2013 – Rp. 30.000.000)

Publications & Resources

Journal Articles

Ferguson, J., Dahles, H., & Prabawa, T.S. (2016, forthcoming). The Indonesian Tourism Industry under Crisis: A Bourdieuan Perspective on Social Boundaries Among Small-Scale Business Owners.  Journal of Asia Pacific Review.

Dahles, H. & Prabawa, T.S. (2015). Business Resilience in Times of Tourism Growth and Crisis: The Local Hospitality Sector of Yogyakarta. Annals of Tourism Research, 51, 34-50.

Dahles, H. & Prabawa, T.S. (2013). Entrepreneurship in the Informal Sector, The Case of the Pedicab Drivers of Yogyakarta Indonesia. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 26(3), 241-259.

Prabawa, T.S. (2010). The Tourism Industry Under Crisis: The Struggle of Small Tourism Enterprises in Yogyakarta (Indonesia). The Netherlands: Vrije Universiteit Press.

Prabawa, T.S. (2003).  Agents of Change and Pottery Industry, a Study about the Role Of Intermediaries and New Order Government in Pottery Industry In Kasongan, Bantul Regency. Kritis, Journal of Interdisciplinary Development Studies.

Conference Papers & Presentations

"Community Based Tourism and Poverty Alleviation", 16 April 2016 presented to the Members of Parliament of East Nusa Tenggara Province in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. 

“The Tourism Industry Under Crisis – The Struggle of Small Tourism Enterprises in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), 1 November 2013 at Southeast Asia Studies Group meeting, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  

“Tourism Development & Health Issues” in   1st Asia Pacific Conference on Health Law, Manado – North Sulawesi, Indonesia 19-22 May 2010.

“Community based Tourism Development   Raja Ampat, Papua.” At the National Seminar “Mengantar Raja Ampat ke Pentas Dunia Melalui Peningkatan Kualitas Pendidikan dan Potensi Pariwisata” at Satya Wacana Christian  University,Salatiga, 13 September 2011.

Research Reports

Dahles, H., & Prabawa, T.S. (2015). Tourism Business Resilience. Post Crisis Recovery in Yogyakarta – Indonesia, October 2014 – December 2015. Griffith University –   Center of Tourism Business in The Asia Pacific. 

Litaay, T., Ndoen, M.L., Prabawa, T.S., & Mangimbulude, I. (2014). The Contribution of Development Agencies in accelarating development in Education and Health Sectors at Papua Province. BaKTI Foundation – AUSAID. 

Ndoen, M., Rupidara, N.S., & Prabawa, T.S. (2013). The Implementation of Special Fund for Health Programs in Moluccas. Indonesian Ministry of Health.

Neil S. Rupidara, Prabawa, T.S., & Budiyanto, L.K. (2013). Exploring the social and economic functions of Chinese Entrepreneurs Network in Lasem. Indonesian Ministry of Education, (Fundamental Research, 2013). 

Prabawa, T.S., Darmastuti, R., & Martono, Y. (2013). Exploring the potentials of local knowledge and local food to increase the local community participation in Tourism Development in Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara. Indonesian Ministry of Education, (STRANAS, 2012-2013).

Budiyanto, L.K., & Prabawa, T.S. (2012). Exploring Entrepreneurial Practices of Small Batik Entrepreneurs in Lasem. Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, 2012.

Prabawa, T.S., & Darmastuti, R. (2011). Research on the local potentials to develop a Community Based Tourism Development Model for Small Silver Producers in Kotagede, Yogyakarta to revive the cultural heritage. Indonesian Ministry of Education, (Hibah Bersaing 2011).

Prabawa, T.S. (2010). Research on How the Small Scale Tourism Entrepreneurs in Yogyakarta Cope with Crisis. EED (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst), Bonn, Germany, 2005-2010. 

Prabawa, T.S. (2003). Research on Tourism Potential of Soe District, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga January – November 2003.

Dr Titi Susilowati Prabawa


T: +62 81228197215
E: titi.susilowati@staff.uksw.edu

Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana
Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia