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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

In 2017, USC School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management faculty published 52 peer-reviewed articles, 31 of which are widely considered top tier in the discipline. Moreover, the faculty contributed to 10 books or book chapters during the calendar year. Below are some highlights of their published works from 2017. 

2017 Published Work Highlights

Bold HRTM Faculty
*Bold HRTM Ph.D. student

Assaf, A., & Oh, H., Tsionas, M. (2017). Bayesian approach for the measurement of tourism performance: A case of stochastic frontier models. Journal of Travel Research, 56(2), 172-186.

Assaf, A., Tsionas, M., & Oh, H. (in press). The time has come: Toward Bayesian SEM estimation in tourism research. Tourism Management.

*Ata Atadil, E. Sirakaya-Turk, S. Baloglu and K. Kirilliova (2017) Destination Neurogenetics: Creation of destination meme maps of tourists. Journal of Business Research. 74: 154-161

Bogicevic, V., Bujisic, M., Choi, Y. & Smith, S. J. (2017).  Impact of Computer Generated Images on Lodgscape Perceptions and Visit Intentions. Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management. 26(2), 1-27.

Chaney, Damien and Drew Martin. (2017), “Contributions of New Institutional Theory to Understanding Event Tourism Loyalty.” Journal of Travel Research, 56(4), 507-520.

*Dogru, T. & E. Sirakaya-Turk (2017). Cash holdings and corporate governance: Theory and contrary evidence from hotel firms. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(5).

*Dogru, T., and E. Sirakaya-Turk (2017) Engines of tourism's growth: An examination of efficacy of shift-share regression analysis in South Carolina. Tourism Management, 58: 205-214.

*Dogru, T., E. Sirakaya-Turk & G. Crouch (2017) Remodeling International Tourism Demand: Old Theory and New Evidence. Tourism Management, 60: 47-55.

Hudson, S. Cárdenas, D.A., Meng, F., & *Thal, K. (2017). Building a place brand from the bottom up: A case study from the U.S. Journal of Vacation Marketing. DOI: 10.1177/1356766716649228

Jeon, M., & Jeong, M. (2017). Customers’ perceived website service quality and its effects on e-loyalty. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 29(1), 438-457.

Jeon, M., Lee, S., & Jeong, M. (In press). e-Social influence and customers’ behavioral intentions on a bed and breakfast website. Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management.

Jeong, M., & Oh, H. (2017). Business-to-business social exchange relationship beyond trust and commitment. International Journal of Hospitality Management. 65, 115-124.

*Kreeger, J. & Smith, S. J. (accepted-in press). Are Amateur Innkeepers Good Revenue Managers. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 

Kreeger, J., Parsa, H., Smith, S. J., & Kubickova, M. (accepted-in press). Temporal and Seasonal Effect on Consumer Behavior: A Longitudinal Study in Hospitality. Journal of Food Service Business Research.

Kubickova, M. (2017). The impact of Government Policies on Destination Competitiveness in Developing Economies. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-24.

Kubickova, M. & Smith, S. J. (accepted-in press). The Role of Destination Competitiveness and National Corruption in Hotel Performance: A Study of Developing Economies of Central America. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration

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.

Kubickova, M., & Smith, S. (2017). Role of Destination Competitiveness and National Corruption in Hotel Performance: A Study of Developing economies of Central America. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration. 

Lee, M., Jeong, M., & Lee, J. (2017). Roles of negative emotions in customers’ perceived helpfulness of hotel reviews on a user-generated review website: A text mining approach. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 29(2), 762-783.

Lee, S., & Oh, H., Hsu, C. (2017). Country-of-operation and brand images: Evidence from the Chinese hotel industry. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(7), 1814-1833.

Lee, S., & Oh. H. (2017). Sharing travel stories and behavioral outcomes: A case of travel. Tourism Management, 62, 147-158.

*Levitt, J.A., *Zhang, P.Meng, F., & DiPietro, R. B. (2017). Food tourist segmentation: attitude, behavioral intentions and travel planning behavior based on food involvement and motivation. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, DOI: 10.1080/15256480.2017.1359731.

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.

Merchant, Altaf, Gregory Rose, Drew Martin, and Sunmee Choi. (2017). “Cross-cultural Folk-Tale-Elicitation Research on the Perceived Power, Humanistic and Religious Symbolisms, and use of Money.” Journal of Business Research, 74, 113-119.

Oh, H., & Kim, K. (2017). Customer satisfaction, service quality, and customer value: Years 2000-2015. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(1), 2-29.

Peterson, R., Harrill, R., DiPietro, R.  Sustainability and Resilience in Caribbean Tourism Economies:  A Critical Inquiry.  Tourism Analysis, 22 (3), 407-420.  2017.

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.

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.

Wei, X., Meng, F., Zhang, P. (2017). Chinese citizens’ outbound destination choice: objective and subjective factors. International Journal of Tourism Research, 19(1), 38-49.

Wen, J., Meng, F., Ying, T., Qi, H., & Lockyer, T. (in print). Drug tourism motivation of Chinese outbound tourists: Scale development and validation. Tourism Management, 64, 233-244.

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.

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.

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.