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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

2018 Published Work Highlights

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Bold Italic Current or Former HRTM Student

Assaf, A., Tsionas, M., & Oh, H. (2018). "The time has come: Toward Bayesian SEM estimation in tourism research." Tourism Management, 64(C), 98-109.

Atadil, H., Sirakaya-Turk, E., Meng, F., & Decrop, A. (2018). "Exploring travelers’ decision-making styles." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(7), 618-636.

Baker, M., & Kim, K. (2018). "Other customer service failures: Emotions, impacts, and attributions." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.

Baker, M., & Kim, K. (2018). "The role of language, appearance and smile on perceptions of authenticity versus rapport." International Journal of Hospitality Management, 171-179.

Bufquin, D., DiPietro, R. B., Orlowski, M., Partlow, C. (2018). "Social evaluations of restaurant managers: The effects on frontline employees’ job attitudes and turnover intentions." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(3), 1827-1844.

Bufquin, D., DiPietro, R. B., Partlow, C., & Smith, S. (2018). "Differences in social evaluations and their effects on employee job attitudes and turnover intentions in a restaurant setting." Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, 17:3, 375-396, DOI: 10.1080/15332845.2018.1449550.

DiPietro, R. B. (2018). "Motorway services extraordinaire: Welcome break case study." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, 6(4), 73-78.

Dogru, T., & Sirakaya-Turk, E. (2018). "Cash holdings and corporate governance: theory and contrary evidence from hotel firms." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(10), 3117-3134.

Dogru, T., Isik, C. & Sirakaya-Turk, E. (2018). "The balance of trade and exchange rates: Theory and contemporary evidence from tourism." Tourism Management.

Harris, K., DiPietro, R. B., Line, N., & Murphy, K. S. (2018). "Internal belief systems and the impact on motivation to comply with food safety regulations." Journal of Foodservice Business Research.

Hudson, S., & Li, J. (2018). “Competing with the sharing economy: A case of hotels getting social." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, 7(1), 23-33.

Hudson, S., So, K. K. F., Meng, F., Cardenas, D., & Li, J. (2018). "Racial discrimination in tourism: The case of African-American travelers in South Carolina." Current Issues in Tourism, 1-14.

Isik, C., Dogru, T., & Sirakaya-Turk, E. (2018). "A nexus of linear and non‐linear relationships between tourism demand, renewable energy consumption, and economic growth: Theory and evidence." International Journal of Tourism Research, 20 (1), 38-49.

Jeon, M., Lee, S., & Jeong, M. (2018). "e-Social influence and customers’ behavioral intentions on a bed and breakfast website." Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management. 27(3), 366-385.

Kubickova, M., & Campbell, J. M. (2018). "The role of government in agro-tourism development: A top-down bottom-up approach." Current issues in Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2018.1551338.

Kubickova, M., Kirimhan, D., & Li, H. (2018). "The impact of crises on hotel rooms’ demand in developing economies: The case of terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the global financial crisis of 2008." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management, 38, 27-38.

Lee, S. J., Jeong, M., & Oh, H. (2018). "Enhancing customers’ positive responses: Applying sensory marketing to the hotel website." Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, 28(1), 68-85.

Liu, H., Li, H., DiPietro, R. B., & Levitt, J. A.* (2018). "The role of authenticity in mainstream ethnic restaurants: Additional evidence from an independent full-service Italian restaurant." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(2), 1035-1053.

Liu, H., Li, Xiang, Yang, Y., & Harrill, R.  (2018). "A shrinking world for tourists?  Examining the changing role of distance factors in understanding destination choices."  Journal of Business Research, 92, 350-359.

Malek, K., Kline, S. F., & DiPietro, R. B. (2018). "Manager training matters: The impact of manager training on employee turnover intentions." Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights.

Meng, F., DiPietro, R. B., Gerdes, J., Kline, S., & Avant, T. (2018). "How hotel responses to negative online reviews affect customers’ perception and choice." Tourism Review International, 22(1), 23-39.

Min, S.So, K. K. F., & Jeong, M. (2018). "Factors affecting consumer adoption of Uber mobile application: Insights from innovation diffusion theory and technology acceptance model." Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing.

Qi, R., Cárdenas, D. A., Mou, X., & Hudson, S. (2018). "The strategic value of advertising expenditure in the tourism and hospitality industry." Tourism Economics. 24 DOI: 135481661878684.

So, K. K. F., Oh, H., & Min, S. (2018). "Motivations and constraints of Airbnb customers: Findings from a mixed methods approach." Tourism Management, 67, 224-236.

So, K. K. F., Wu, L., Xiong, L., & King, C. (2018). "Brand management in the era of social media: Social visibility of consumption and customer brand identification." Journal of Travel Research, 57(6), 727-742.

Taylor, S., DiPietro, R.So, K. K. F. (2018). "Pop-up dining experiences: Increasing experiential value and relationship quality." International Journal of Hospitality Management, 74,45-56.

Wang, C. R., & Jeong, M. (2018). "What makes you choose Airbnb again?: An examination of users’ perceptions toward the website and their stay." International Journal of Hospitality Management. 74, 162-170.

Wen, J., Meng, F., Ying, T., Qi, H., & Lockyer, T. (2018). "Drug tourism motivation of Chinese outbound tourists: Scale development and validation." Tourism Management, 64, 233-244.

Xie, K., & So, K. K. F. (2018). "The effects of expert reviews on future reputation, popularity, and financial performance of hotels: Insights from data analytics." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.

Zhang, P., Levitt, J. L., DiPietro, R. B., & Meng, F. (2018). "An analysis of food tourist behavior among unobserved heterogeneous groups." Tourism Analysis.

Zhang, Z., Li, H., Meng, F., & Qiao, S. (2018). "Gender difference in restaurant online booking timing and the moderating effects of sell-out risk and information type." Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 19(3), 266-279.

The following articles are in press:

Baker, M., & Kim, K. (In press). "Value co-destruction in exaggerated online reviews: The effects of emotion, language, and trustworthiness." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Cao, Y., Li, X. R., DiPietro, R. B., & So, K. K. F. (In press). "The creation of memorable dining experiences: Formative index construction." International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Dioko, L. A. N., & Harrill, R.  (2019). "Killed while traveling: Trends in tourism-related mortality, injuries, and leading causes of death from published English news reports, 2000-2007 (1H)." Tourism Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.08.002. 2018.

Kim, J., & Jeong, M. (In press). "Research on hospitality and tourism education: Now and future." Tourism Management Perspectives 25, 119-122.

Kim, K., & Baker, M. (In press). "How the employee looks and looks at you: Building employee-customer rapport." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.

Li, H., Wang, C. R., Meng, F., & Zhang, Z. (In press). "Making restaurant reviews useful and/or enjoyable? The impacts of temporal, explanatory, and sensory cues." International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Li, H., Zhang, Z., Meng, F., & Zhang, Z. (In press). “'When you write review' matters: The interactive effect of prior online reviews and review temporal distance on consumers’ restaurant evaluation." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Meng, F., Zhang, P., Li, H., & So, K. K. F. (In press). "Modeling precursors of impulsive tourist shopping behavior: Evidence from long-haul Chinese outbound tourists." International Journal of Tourism Research.

Min, S., So, K., & Jeong, M. (In press). "Consumer adoption of the Uber mobile application: Insights from diffusion of innovation theory and technology acceptance model." Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing.

Seo, S., & Kim, K. (In press). "Uncertainty avoidance as a moderator for the influences on foreign residents’ dining out behaviors." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Thal, K., & Hudson, S. (2019) "A conceptual model of wellness destination characteristics that contribute to psychological wellbeing." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1096348017704498.

Wu, L., So, K. K. F., Xiong, L., & King, C. (In press). "The impact of employee conspicuous consumption cue and physical attractiveness on consumers’ behavioral responses to service failures." International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Xiong, L., So, K. K. F., Wu, L., & King, C. (In press). "Speaking up because it’s my brand: Examining employee psychological brand ownership and voice behavior in internal branding." International Journal of Hospitality Management.

See 2017 research here.