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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development

Research

Books

Hudson, S. & Hudson, L. J. (2017). Customer Service for Hospitality & Tourism. Second Edition. Goodfellow Publishers Limited, Oxford, U.K. 304 pages.

Hudson, S. & Hudson, L. J. (2017). Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality, and Events. Sage, London. 376 pages.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Hwang, Y., Ballouli, K., So, K. K. F., & Heere, B. (In-press). "Effects of brand congruity and game difficulty on gamers’ response to advertising in sport video games." Journal of Sport Management.

Bui, H. T., So, K. K. F., Kwek, A., & Rynne, J. (2017). "The impacts of self-efficacy on academic performance: An investigation of domestic and international undergraduate students in hospitality and tourism." Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 20, 47-54. 

Cardenas, D., Meng, F., & Hudson, S. (2017) "Resident Attitudes Toward Future Tourism Development: “It’s a Question of Trust,”" Tourism Review International, 21(4), 417-430.

Hudson, S., Cardenas, D., Meng, F., & Thal, K. (2017) "Building a Place Brand from the Bottom Up: A Case Study from the U.S.”, Journal of Vacation Marketing, 23(4), 365-377.

Hudson, S., Thal, K., Meng, F. & Cardenas, D. (2017) “Wellness Tourism: Stress Alleviation or Indulging Healthful Habits?” International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, 11(1), 35-52.

Kubickova. M., & Li, H. (2017). "Tourism competitiveness, government and TALC model: The evaluation of Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras." International Journal of Tourism Research, 19(2), 223-234.

Li S. N., Li, H., Song, H., Lundberg, C., & Shen, S. (2017). "The economic impact of on-screen tourism: The case of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit." Tourism Management, 60, 177-187.

Li, H., Goh, C., & Hung, K., L, Chen. (2017). "Relative climate index and its effect on seasonal tourism demand." Journal of Travel Research. (Online)

Li, H., Song, H., & Li, L. (2017). "A dynamic panel data analysis of climate and tourism demand: Additional evidence." Journal of Travel Research, 56(2), 158-171.

Li, H., Zhang, Z., Meng, F., & Janakiraman, R. (2017). "Is peer evaluation of consumer online reviews socially embedded?—An examination combining reviewer’s social network and social identity." International Journal of Hospitality Management, 67, 143-153.

So, K. K. F., King, C., Hudson, S., & Meng, F. (2017). "The missing link in building customer brand identification: The role of brand attractiveness." Tourism Management, 59, 640-651.

So, K. K. F., Wu, L., Xiong, L., & King, C. (In-press). "Brand management in the era of social media: Social visibility of consumption and customer brand identification." Journal of Travel Research.

So, K. K. F., King, C., Meng, F. & Hudson, S. (2017) “The Missing Link in Building Customer Brand Identification: The Role of Brand Attractiveness”, Tourism Management, 59, 640-651.

Wang, Y., So, K. K. F., & Sparks, B. A. (2017). "Technology readiness and customer satisfaction with travel technologies: A cross-country investigation." Journal of Travel Research. 56(5), 563-577.

Xie, K., & So, K. K. F. (In-press). "The effects of expert reviews on future reputation, popularity, and financial performance of hotels: Insights from data analytics." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. (The authors contributed equally to the research.)

Xie, K., So, K. K. F., & Wang, W. (2017). "Joint effects of management responses and online reviews on hotel financial performance: A data-analytics approach." International Journal of Hospitality Management, 62, 101-110. (The first and second authors contributed equally to the research.)

Zhou, B., Yang, B., Li, H., & Qu, H. (2017). "The spillover effect of attractions: evidence from Eastern China." Tourism Economics, 23(4), 731–743.

Zhu, G., So, K. K. F., & Hudson, S. (2017) “Inside the Sharing Economy: Understanding Consumer Motivations Behind the Adoption of Mobile Applications," International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(9), 2218-2239.

 

Invited Book Chapters

Hudson, S., Meng, F., Cardenás, D., & So. K. (2017) “Knowledge Transfer: Can Research Centers Make a Difference?” In Noel Scott, Marcella De Martino and Mathilda Van Niekerk (Eds.) Knowledge Transfer to and Within Tourism. Emerald: London, pp. 27-36.

Hudson, S., & Li, X. (2017) “Domestic Medical Tourism: The Neglected Dimension of Medical Tourism Research.” In DeMicco, Frederick (Ed.) Medical Tourism and Wellness. Hospitality Bridging Healthcare (H2H). Apple Academic Press: New Jersey.

 

Refereed Proceedings

Hudson, S. (2017). “Hotels getting social to compete with the sharing economy.” Stand-up presentation at Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends. Seville, Spain, June 26-28.

Hudson, S., & Adjari, B. (2017). “Study abroad programs and their influence on student values and ethical travel behaviors”. Stand-up presentation at ISTTE Annual Conference. Charleston, U.S.A., October 15-17.

Hudson, S., Ajdari, B. & Li, J. (2017). “Targeting retiree migrants: a destination perspective.” Stand-up presentation at Academy of Marketing Conference. Hull, U.K. July 4-7.

Hudson, S., Cardenas, D., Meng, F. & So, K. F. (2017). “The symbiotic relationship between tourism and retirement migration”. Stand-up presentation at INVTUR Conference. Aveiro, Portugal, May 17-20.

Hudson, S., Li, J. & Ajdari, B. (2017). “The African-American traveler: An untapped market in the U.S.” Stand-up presentation at Academy of Marketing Conference. Hull, U.K. July 4-7.

Li, H., Zhang, Z., Meng, F., & Li, S. N. (2017). Gender difference in advance online restaurant booking behavior: A big data approach. The 22th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Huston, U.S.A., January 5-7.

Li, J., & Hudson, S. (2017). “Understanding sharing economy: content analysis of Airbnb online reviews in China” Stand-up presentation at the 22nd Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Houston, U.S.A., January 5-7.

Min, S., So, K. K. F., & Jeong, M. (2017). Factors affecting consumer adoption of Uber mobile application: Insights from Innovation Diffusion Theory and Technology Acceptance Model. Paper submitted to the 2017 I-CHRIE Summer Conference, Baltimore, U.S.A.

Min, S., & So, K. K. F. (2017). Factors affecting consumer adoption of food ordering mobile applications: Insights from Innovation Diffusion Theory and Technology Acceptance Model. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, U.S.A.

Qi, R., & Cárdenas, D.A. (2017). Longitudinal value relevance of advertising expenditures in the tourism and hospitality industry: Investments or expenses? Stand-up presentation at the 22nd Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Houston, U.S.A., January 5-7. Best Paper Award.

Qi, R., & Cárdenas, D.A. (2017). The effects of capitals, habitus, and perceived benefits and costs on African-American participation in southeastern tourism planning. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Houston, U.S.A., January 5-7.

Qi, R., Cárdenas, D.A., & Hudson, S. (2017). Understanding African-American travelers’ destination loyalty pattern: A multiple-group analysis. Poster presented at the 2017 International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Conference, Baltimore, U.S.A., July 26-28.

 

Other Publications

Hudson, S. (2017). “How Do You Improve Hospitality in Your Town? Train Everybody” Hotel Business Review, April. http://hotelexecutive.com/business_review/5216/how-do-you-improve-hospitality-in-your-town

Hudson, S. (2017). “Hotels Getting Social to Compete with the Sharing Economy.” Hotel Business Review, February.
http://hotelexecutive.com/business_review/5170/hotels-getting-social-to-compete-with-the-sharing-economy

 

Special Invitations to Speak

Simon Hudson, Ph.D.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2017 ““The Smart State Center for Tourism and its Contribution to growing Tourism in S.C.,” The Importance of Tourism and Ports in Economic Development: Best Practices in Oman and the U.S.A., Columbia, November 8.
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2017 “Consumer trends shaping the world of tourism and hospitality,” Travel Alberta Industry Conference, Banff, Canada, October 20-23.
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2017 “Attracting African-American Travelers”, Tea & Culture Lecture Series, Seneca, S.C., October 4.
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2017 “Global trends in the travel & tourism sector—a consumer perspective,” Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends, Seville, Spain, June 26-29.
  • PANEL SPEAKER 2017 “Crossing Borders,” Mountain Travel Symposium, Banff, Canada, March 26-29.