Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

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.   
June 4, 2020
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author recently published the article "Examining Expanded Differences in Slot Machine Pars: An Analysis of Revenue Impacts and Player Sensitivity to 'Price'" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study indicated increases in revenue for high-par games with no clear signs of play migration toward their paired low-par counterparts. 
June 2, 2020
Hyun "Grace" Chatfield, Seyhmus Baloglu (both Hospitality), Robert E. Chatfield, and Percy Poon (both Finance) recently published their article "Preferred Stock Issuance in the Restaurant Industry and Financial Distress" in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research.   The purpose of this study is to offer insights into why restaurant firms issue preferred stock despite the disadvantage of using preferred stock as compared to debt. The paper empirically examines the proposition that...
June 1, 2020
Hyelin Kim (Hospitality) and her co-authors recently published "Examining the Impacts of Touristification on Quality of Life (QOL): The Application of the Bottom-up Spillover Theory" in The Service Industries Journal. The study aims to understand touristification and the influence of this phenomenon on residents’ quality of life.
May 29, 2020
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author recently published their article "Pushing the Limits of Increased Casino Advantage on Slots: An Examination of Performance Effects and Customer Reactions" in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly journal. The study examined performance data from reel slot games located in two casinos and revealed significantly elevated revenues for the high-par games — despite price hikes — while failing to provide evidence of rational play migration to the low-par...
May 28, 2020
Marla Royne Stafford (Hospitality) and her co-author recently had their chapter, "The Convergence of Not-for-Profit Services and the Social Enterprise", published in The Routledge Handbook of Service Research Insights and Ideas. The book explores foundations and innovations in services, highlighting important issues relating to service providers, customers, and service design.
May 27, 2020
Hyelin Kim (Hospitality) and her co-authors recently published their article "Designing for Quality of Life" in the Annals of Tourism Research journal. The research argues that designing appropriate platforms for tourism experiences is intimately related to the enhancement of quality of life, contributing not only to the well-being of participants but also improving the livability of places as destinations.
May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral alums, Orie Berezan, assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Shaurya Agarwal, assistant professor at University of...
May 11, 2020
Lateka Grays and Cory Tucker (both Libraries) had an article, "Reimagining Career Collections to Increase Usage and Engagement" (ACE account login required) published in Collection & Curation. The scholarly journal provides well researched and authoritative information on the rapidly changing conceptions of what collection development is in libraries, archives, museums, and galleries.
May 11, 2020
Hyelin Kim (Hospitality) and her co-authors recently published their research paper "Why Hotel Employees Care about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Using Need Satisfaction Theory" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The article investigates hotel employees’ perception of CSR practices of their firms, within the foundations of need satisfaction theory. Kim and co-authors also recently had an article, "Examining the Impacts of Touristification on Quality of Life (QOL...
May 7, 2020
The Hospitality Academic Advising Center has been recognized as Advising Center of the Year during the 2020 Academic Achievement Awards. This honor was bestowed through student votes for the best advising center.