Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

February 12, 2020
Sarah Tanford, Laura Book, Tim Self, Cass Shum, and Jaimi Garlington (all Hospitality) received multiple awards at the 2020 West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (WF CHRIE) conference this month. Tanford, Book, and Self received the Best Research Proposal Award. Shum was honored with the Best Proposal Reviewer Award. Hospitality student Garlington won a scholarship sponsored by WF CHRIE.
February 7, 2020
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author's paper, "Examining Expanded Differences in Slot Machine Pars: An Analysis of Revenue Impacts and Player Sensitivity to 'Price'," was recently published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study found significant and substantial increases in revenue for high-par games, with no clear signs of play migration toward their paired low-par counterparts.
February 6, 2020
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and her co-author's paper "Examining the Impact of Political Candidates on Hotel Revenue" recently was published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights. The paper examines the impact of a charismatic political candidate on hotel revenue in the USA, particularly in their home states, through the lens of the bandwagon effect.
January 30, 2020
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling (both Hospitality) and their co-author's paper "When Do Abusive Leaders Experience Guilt?" recently was published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. The study showed that abusive leaders are more likely to experience guilt when they have not been exposed to abusive supervision from higher-ups and when the leaders were high in agreeableness. Experienced guilt motivated abusive leader to help their subordinates. 
January 29, 2020
Jungsun "Sunny" Kim (Hospitality) and her co-author's paper, "Effects of CSR, Responsible Gambling, and Negative Social Impacts on Perceived Benefits and Quality of Life in Gaming Communities", was published in Tourism Economics. The findings showed that economic corporate social responsibility (CSR) had the strongest impact on residents’ perceived benefits, followed by philanthropic CSR and supplementary responsible gambling. These factors had significant indirect effects on residents’ quality...
January 27, 2020
Jungsun "Sunny" Kim and Anthony Gatling (both Hospitality) recently published their paper, "Impact of Employees’ Job, Organizational and Technology Fit on Engagement and Organizational Citizenship Behavior", in Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology. The results suggest that three person-environment (PE) fit dimensions (i.e., person-job, person-organizational, and person-technology fit) positively influence employee engagement and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). This study...
January 8, 2020
Kendall Murphy (Hospitality) of the UNLV PGA golf management program recently was named Golf Professional of the Year by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the PGA. This marks the second consecutive year Murphy has received this honor.
January 7, 2020
Jennifer Jaimes, Mehmet Erdem, ChihChien Chen (all Hospitality), and William Doyle (Honors) recently published their paper "An Assessment of Generation Z’s Preferences for Guest-Facing Hotel Technologies" in the Journal of Hospitality. The exploratory study found that guest-facing technologies are an important consideration for Generation Z members when selecting a hotel accommodation and they are willing to pay more for a hotel property that offers them.
January 2, 2020
Jennifer Jaimes (Hospitality) received two separate Best Paper Awards from the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium and UNLV’s Honors College for her thesis paper on “Influence of Guest Room Technologies on Generation Z’s Booking Decision.”
December 16, 2019
Hyelin Kim (Hospitality) and her co-authors' paper, "Bottom-up Theory of Life Satisfaction by Running Event Participants,"  was published in E-review of Tourism Research. The study examined the quality of life of long- and short-distance runners.
December 11, 2019
James Busser (Hospitality) and Lenna Shulga (Hospitality Administration), recently published their paper "Role of commercial friendship, initiation and co-creation types" in the Journal of Service Theory and Practice. The study found that customers perceive value co-creation processes differently. Busser also was recently named to the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. The journal aims to communicate the latest developments and thinking...
December 11, 2019
Hyelin Kim and Yen-soon Kim (both Hospitality) and their co-authors' study "Tourism Experiences During a Convention: A Case Study from South Korea" was published in Tourism Analysis. The research aims to understand the potential impact perceived preference for external tourism experiences has on a convention attendee's behavioral intentions.