Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

October 20, 2020
Mehmet Erdem, Chih-Chien Chen (both Hospitality) and Tevfik Demirciftci (Hospitality Administration) recently published their article, "A Tabulation of Information Technology and Consumer Behavior in Hospitality Revenue Management Research," in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology. The paper presents an overview of revenue management (RM) studies that focus on information technology (IT) and consumer behavior published between 2008 and 2018. 
October 12, 2020
Ozgur Ozdemir (Hospitality) published an article, "Board Diversity and Firm Performance in the U.S. Tourism Sector: The Effect of Institutional Ownership," in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study examines the relationship between board diversity and firm performance in the U.S. tourism sector by using institutional ownership as a contingency that moderates this relationship. Study's hypotheses are tested with two-way, fixed-effects regression. The findings of the study...
October 5, 2020
Seyhmus Baloglu (Hospitality) has published the eighth edition of Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism textbook, co-authored with Phillip Kotler and John Bowen.  Filled with industry examples, the book explores each marketing area for hospitality and travel and applies theoretical concepts to real-world examples and cases. The digital eightth edition comes with all-new interactive features to engage students online in flashcards, practice quizzes, dynamic online discussions, videos, shared...
October 1, 2020
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) recently had an article published in Current Issues in Tourism. Her study surveyed hosts who had first listed their homes for rent during mega-events, like the Olympics. The study found that those who were satisfied with the money they earned, their interactions with the guests, providing sustainable accommodations, showing off their city (civic pride), and communication with AirBnB were most likely to list their homes again for future events.
September 24, 2020
Toni Repetti and doctorate student Liheng Zhang (both Hospitality) article "Food and Beverage Staffing Changes in Nevada Resorts After the Great Recession" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management. This paper evaluated how restaurants within casino resorts adjusted staffing after the economic downturn and the significant decreases in customer volume. The results of this study may bring guidance to management on to how handle coming out of the current ...
September 22, 2020
Christopher Cain (PGA Management Program) successfully completed the Professional Golfers' Association's (PGA) highest level of education — the PGA master professional in executive management. The PGA master professional program was established in 1969 to recognize PGA professionals who make a significant effort to improve themselves as golf professionals and to maintain the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations. By completing the program, Cain has...
September 15, 2020
Marla Royne Stafford (Hospitality) recently had her co-written article, "Managerial–Consumer Eco-Harmful Media Perceptions and Eco-Conscious Attitudes," published in the Journal of Advertising Research. The article explores managers' estimates (and mis-estimates) of consumer eco-harmful perceptions of paper and electronic-based media.
September 2, 2020
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) wrote a chapter, "The Sharing Economy in Tourism Cities," which appears in The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities.
August 31, 2020
Cass Shum, Ankita Ghosh, and Jaimi Garlington (all Hospitality) recently had their article, "Why Won’t She Break Rules to Promote Service? Effects of Gender, Gender Identification, and Honesty," published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The paper investigates the gender difference in expressions of honesty and prosocial rule-breaking behaviors. Ghosh is a doctoral student, while Garlington is a master's student. Shum also is the author of the article "The Recursive...
August 28, 2020
Amanda Belarmino, and Liheng Zhang (both Hospitality), along with Tevfik Demirciftci, '20 PhD Hospitality, wrote an article, "Online Reviews and Travel Magazine Awards: Their Influence on Willingness-to-Pay," that was published this month in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. Zhang is a doctoral student.
August 10, 2020
Marla Royne Stafford (Hospitality) recently coauthored an article that appeared in the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising. It highlights the importance of linguistics in examining the effectiveness of celebrities’ social media content, particularly that of Olympic athletes. The authors collected and assessed tweets from Olympians who represented the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to better understand how tweets containing words related to authenticity and...
July 30, 2020
Toni Repetti (Hospitality) published an article titled "How Hospitality Firm Executive Diversity Affects Firm Performance" in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.