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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


International Institute for Foodservice Research and Education

Research Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

DiPietro, R. B., and Campbell, J. (2014, in press). The Influence of Servicescape and Local Food Attributes on Pleasure and Revisit Intention in an Upscale Casual Dining Restaurant. Hospitality Review.

Harris, K.J., DiPietro, R. B., Murphy, K.S., and Rivera, G. (2014, in press). Critical Food Safety Violations in Florida: Relationship to Location and Chain vs. Non-Chain Restaurants. International Journal of Hospitality Management.

DiPietro, R. B., Kline, S.F., Nierop, T. (2014, in press). Motivation and Satisfaction in Lodging Employees: An Exploratory Look at Aruba. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism.

DiPietro, R. B. and Partlow, C. (2014, in press). Customer Expectations of Casual Dining Restaurants". International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration.

Chu, Y.H., Jones, S.J., Frongillo, E.A., DiPietro, R. B., and Thrasher, J.F. (2014). Investigating the Impact of Menu Labeling on Revenue and Profit in a Foodservice Operation. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 17 (3).

DiPietro, R. B., Crews, T.B., Gustafson, C., and Strick, S. (2012). The Use of Social Networking Sites in the Restaurant Industry: Best Practices. Journal of Foodservice Business Research,15(3). MUM
(This journal is the 9th ranked hospitality journal by McKercher et al, (2006). It ranks 7th in the School of HRTM's internal list of hospitality journals. Dr. DiPietro contributed approximately 25% to this article.)

DiPietro, R. B., and Gregory, S. (2012). Customer Perceptions Regarding Green Restaurant Practices: A Comparison Between Fast Food and Upscale Casual Restaurants. FIU Hospitality Review, 30(1).
(This journal is the 6th ranked hospitality journal by McKercher et al, (2006). It ranks 10th in the School of HRTM's internal list of hospitality journals. Dr. DiPietro contributed approximately 80% to this article.)

Crews, T.B., and DiPietro, R. B. (2011). Teaching Social Media Marketing Using Restaurant Industry Examples. Journal of Business and Training Education, (20), 45-53. MUM
(Dr. DiPietro contributed approximately 50% to this article. Acceptance rate for this business education journal is approximately 35%)

DiPietro, R. B., Parsa, H.G., Gregory, A. (2011). Do restaurant QSC inspections lead to better financial performance? An empirical investigation. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 23(7).

DiPietro, R. B., and McLeod, B. (2011). Perceived work status and turnover intentions in casual dining restaurant employees. FIU Hospitality Review, 29(2), 70-87.

Upchurch, R.S., DiPietro, R. B., Curtis, C., Hahm, J. (2010). "Organizational Commitment in the Restaurant Industry: A Research Note". Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 13(2).

Suboleski, S., Kincaid, C.S., and DiPietro, R. B. (2009). "An Exploratory Study of Multi-Unit Restaurant Management Training: A Qualitative Perspective". Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, 8(2) (in press).

Murphy, K.S., DiPietro, R. B., Rivera, M., Muller, C.C. (2009). "An Exploratory Case Study of Factors That Impact the Turnover Intentions and Job Satisfaction of Multi-unit Managers in the Casual Theme Segment of the U.S. Restaurant Industry". Journal of Foodservice Business Research, (in press).

DiPietro, R. B., Rompf, P., Breiter, D., Godlewska, M. (2008). "Destination Selection Variables: A Comparison Among Members of Three Event Management Associations". Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, 9(4), 258-276.

Kock, G., Hara, T., Breiter, D., DiPietro, R. B. (2008). "Proposing a Regional Impact Based Feasibility Study Framework for Convention Centers: A Quantitative Analysis of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)". Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, 9(4), 309-340.

Grünhagen, M., DiPietro, R. B., Stassen, R.E., and Frazer, L. (2008). "The Effective Delivery of Franchisor Services: A Comparison of U.S. and German Support Practices for Franchisees". Journal of Marketing Channels, 15(4), 315-335.

Rivera, M., DiPietro, R. B., Murphy, K.S., Muller, C.C. (2008). "Multi-Unit Managers: Training Needs and Competencies for Casual Dining Restaurants". International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 20(4).

DiPietro, R. B., and Milman, A. (2008). "Retention Factors of Hourly Employees in the Casual Dining Restaurant Segment". International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 9(3), 244-266.

DiPietro, R. B., Severt, D., Welsh, D.H.B., and Raven, P.V. (2008). "Franchisee LeadershipTraits vs. Manager Leadership Traits An Exploratory Study Comparing Hope, Leadership, Commitment and Service Quality Delivery". International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 4(1), 63-78.

DiPietro, R. B., and Pizam, A. (2008). "Employee Alienation in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry". Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 32(1), 22-39. DiPietro, R. B. (2007). "Management Retention Factors in the School Foodservice Industry". FIU Hospitality Review, 25(1), 10-21.

Shani, A., and DiPietro, R. B. (2007). "Vegetarians: A Typology for Foodservice Menu Development". FIU Hospitality Review, 25(2), 66-74.

DiPietro, R. B., Thozur, S., and Milman, A. (2007). "Employee Retention Factors in the United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant Industry". Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 10(4), 39-61.

DiPietro, R. B., Murphy, K.S., Rivera, M., and Muller, C.C. (2007). "Multi-Unit Management Key Success Factors in the Casual Dining Restaurant Industry: A Case Study". International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 19(6/7), 524-536.

Severt, D., Xie, L., and DiPietro, R. B. (2007). "Determinants of Employee Turnover Intentions: A Case Study of University Food Service". Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 10 (3), 25-56.

DiPietro, R. B., Welsh, D.H.B., Raven, P.V., and Severt, D. (2007). "A Measure of Hope in Franchise Systems: Assessing Franchisees, Top Executives, and Franchisors". Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 13(3), 61-68.

DiPietro, R. B., Wang, Y., Rompf, P., and Severt, D. (2007). "At Destination Visitor Information Search". International Journal of Tourism Research, 9, 175-188.

Muller, C.C., and DiPietro, R. B. (2007). "A Theoretical Framework for Multi-Unit Management Development in the 21st Century". Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 9(2/3), 7-26.

DiPietro, R. B., and Condly, S. J. (2007). "Employee turnover in the hospitality industry: An analysis based on the CANE model of motivation". Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, 6(1), 1-22.

DiPietro, R. B., and Strate, M. (2007). "Management Perceptions of Older Employees in the U.S. Quick Service Restaurant Industry". Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 9(2/3), 169-186.

Murphy, K.S., DiPietro, R. B., and Murmann, S. (2007). "A Proposed Research Agenda For The Refinement of the High Performance Work System Construct in the U.S. Restaurant Industry". International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 8(4), 99-116.

Gregory, S., McTyre, C., and DiPietro, R. B. (2006). "Fast food to healthy food: A paradigm shift". International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 7(4), 43-64.

Murphy, K.S., and DiPietro, R. B. (Fall, 2005). "Management compensation as a value-adding competitive method for casual theme restaurants". FIU Hospitality Review, 23(2), 33-42.

DiPietro, R. B., Severt, D., Rompf, P., and Ricci, P. (2005). "Who is referring whom and to where: Visitor at-destination search activities for travel-related services". FIU Hospitality Review, 23(1), 51-63.
Roseman, M., and DiPietro, R. B. (2005). "An exploratory study of quick service restaurants' changing menus". Journal of Nutrition in Menu and Recipe Development, 3(3/4), 103-119.

DiPietro, R. B. (2005). "The Case Against Multibranding Strategy." Cornell Restaurant and Hotel Administration Quarterly, 46(1), 1-4.

Rompf, P., DiPietro, R., and Ricci, P. (2005) "'Locals' involvement in travelers' informational search and venue decision strategies while at destination". Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 18(3), 11-22.

DiPietro, R. B., Tesone, D.V. and Chen, P.J. (2005). "Hospitality student expectations: Is there a relationship with factors of hope?" Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, 4(1).

Tesone, D.V., DiPietro, R. and Ricci, P. (2005). "Applications of hope in the practice of hospitality management". Praxis-The Journal of Applied Hospitality Management, 7(1), 96-109.

DiPietro, R. B. (2004). "Return on investment in managerial training: Does the method matter?" Journal of Foodservice Business Research/International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration special issue, 7(4), 79-96.

DiPietro, R. B., Roseman, M., and Ashley, R. (2004). "A study of consumers' response to quick service restaurants' healthy menu items: Attitudes versus behavior". Journal of Foodservice Business Research / International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration special issue, 7(4), 59-78.

DiPietro, R. B., and Milman, A. (2004). "Hourly Employee Retention Factors in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry". International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 5(4), 31-51.