The active research contribution of UCF’s Rosen College faculty, which represents the broad spectrum of the hospitality management industry, are well recognized and respected by their peers, making UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management one of the most influential and cutting-edge voices in hospitality and tourism research and education.

Over the years, the College has been consistently ranked one of the top programs in research productivity and scholarly activities (Schmidgall, Woods, & Hardigree, 2007; Severt, Tesone, Bottorff & Carpenter, 2009) in the world by peer-reviewed professional publications. Their research contributions can be widely witnessed by top tier journal publications, conference presentations and industry consulting.

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Submissions from 2009

Collaborative Destination Marketing: A Case Study of A Tri-County Agri-Tourism Destination in Ohio, Sandra Naipaul, Youcheng Wang, and Fevzi Okumus

Regional Destination Marketing: A Collaborative Approach, Sandra Naipaul, Youcheng Wang, and Fevzi Okumus

Comparative Assessment of Structural Equation Modeling and Multiple Regression Research Methodologies: E-commerce Context, Khaldoon Khal Nusair and Nan Hua

Defining Hospitality: A Discussion of Pedagogical and Research Implications, Michael Ottenbacher, Robert Harrington, and H. G. Parsa

All Employees Are Not Created Equal: An Alternative Method of Assessing Employee Turnover, H. G. Parsa, Dana V. Tesone, and Amanda Templeton

Hotels as Tempting Targets for Terrorism Attacks, Abraham Pizam

Junket Trips, Abraham Pizam

The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Hospitality Industry, Abraham Pizam

What is the Hospitality Industry and How does it Differ from the Tourism and Travel Industries?, Abraham Pizam


A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs, Denver E. Severt, Dana V. Tesone, Tim Bottorff, and Monica L. Carpenter

A Comparison of Motivators and Inhibitors for Association Meeting Attendance for Three Generational Cohorts, Kimberly Severt, Jill Fjelstul, and Deborah Breiter

Show Managers' Perceptions of Customer Equity in the Convention Industry, Kimberly Severt, Denver E. Severt, and Radesh Palakurthi

Testing the Impact of a Promotional Video on Destination Image Change: Application of China as a Tourism Destination, Amir Shani, Po-Ju Chen, Youcheng C. Wang, and Nan Hua

Assessing the Viability of Repeat Visitors to Cultural Events: Evidence from the Zora! Festival, Amir Shani, Manuel Antonio Rivera, and Tadayuki Hara

Impacts of a Historical Film on the Destination Image of South America, Amir Shani, Youcheng Wang, Simon Hudson, and Sergio Moreno Gil

Applying Expenditure-based Segmentation on Special-Interest Tourists: The Case of Golf Travelers, Amir Shani, Youcheng Wang, Joe Hutchinson, and Fujun Lai

Charting Production Systems for Golf and Club Operations, Dana V. Tesone, Leonard A. Jackson, and Jill Fjelstul


Hotel and Restaurant Entry-Level Job Competencies: Comparisons of Management and Worker Perceptions, Dana V. Tesone and Peter Ricci

Enhancing Tourism Functions of Beijing Folklore Villages: Issues and Approaches, Jing Wang, Youcheng Wang, and Li-xin Guo

Cooperative Destination Marketing: Theoretical Foundations and Implications to Tourism Marketing in China, Youcheng Wang

Submissions from 2008

Cointegration and Causality between Tourism and Poverty Reduction, Robertico R. Croes and Manuel Vanegas Sr.

Cointegration and Causality between Tourism and Poverty Reduction, Robertico Croes and Manuel Vanegas


Millennial Students, Movies and Tourism, Jeeyeon Hahm, Randall Upchurch, and Youcheng Wang


Analysis of Japanese Hotel Employees' Job Satisfaction and Its Association with Annual Income and Other Socio-Economic Variables, Tadayuki Hara and Dana Tesone

Marketing Outlays: Important Intangible Assets in the Hotel Industry?, Nan Hua, Basak Denizci, Anna S. Mattila, and Arun Upneja

Understanding the Relationships of Quality, Value, Equity, Satisfaction, and Behavioral Intentions Among Golf Travelers, Joe Hutchinson, Fujun Lai, and Youcheng Wang

Robert L. Johnson: From Media Mogul to Developing the Largest African-American Owned Hotel Investment Company, Leonard A. Jackson, Dana V. Tesone, and Jill Fjelstul


Spatial Dimensions of the Orlando Destination Region, Shaul Krakover and Youcheng Wang

Depression among Foodservice Employees, Abraham Pizam

Green Hotels: A Fad, Ploy or Fact of Life?, Abraham Pizam

Space Tourism: New Market Opportunities for Hotels and Cruise Lines, Abraham Pizam

Collaborative Destination Marketing: Roles and Strategies of Convention and Visitors Bureau, Youcheng Wang

Collaborative Destination Marketing: Understanding the Dynamic Process, Youcheng Wang

Examining the Level of Sophistication and Success of Destination Marketing Systems: Impacts of Organizational Factors, Youcheng Wang

Destination Marketing: Competition, Cooperation or Coopetition?, Youcheng Wang and Shaul Krakover

Examining the Nature and Dynamics of At-destination Recommendations: The Local Experts' Perspective, Youcheng Wang, Denver Severt, and Paul Rompf

Bayesian Approach to Assess Consumers' Brand Selection Process and Identification of Brand Attributes in a Service Context, Hae Jin Yoon, Sandra S. Thompson, and H. G. Parsa

Submissions from 2007

Promoting tourism as U.S. foreign aid: building on the promise of the Caribbean basin initiative, Robertico Croes and Patrick L. Schmidt


Evaluating short-term tourism economic effects in confined economies: conceptual and empirical considerations, Robertico Croes and Denver E. Severt

The indexed minimum wage and hotel compensation Strategies, Robertico Croes and Dana Tesone

A Comparison of Two Destination Performance Measurement Models: Case Investigation of Orlando and Las Vegas, Robertico Croes and Youcheng Wang

At-destination Visitor Information Search and Venue Decision Strategies, Robin B. Depiertro, Youcheng Wang, Paul Rompf, and Denver Severt

Going International? Important Factors Executives Should Consider!, Nan Hua and Arun Upneja

Does the Tourism/Hospitality Industry Possess the Characteristics of a Knowledge-based Industry?, Abraham Pizam

The "ity" Factor, Abraham Pizam

Tourism through times: from Agrarian societies to innovation-based economies, Abraham Pizam and Robertico Croes

Web-based Destination Marketing Systems: Assessing the Critical Success Factors for Management and Implementation, Youcheng Wang

Conceptualizing and Evaluating the Functions of Destination Marketing Systems, Youcheng Wang and Shirley Monnette Russo

Towards A Theoretical Framework of Collaborative Destination Marketing, Youcheng Wang and Zheng Xiang

Submissions from 2006

A paradigm shift to a new strategy for small island economies: embracing demand side economics for value enhancement and long term economic stability, Robertico Croes

Are we Talking and Listening to Each Other?, Abraham Pizam

Condominium Hotels: A Scorching Hot Lodging Product, Abraham Pizam

Educating the Next Generation of Hospitality Professionals, Abraham Pizam

Farewell and Happy Retirement to a Pioneer and Pillar of our Community, Abraham Pizam

The New Gender Gap, Abraham Pizam

Examining the Motivation, Perceived Performance, and Behavioral Intentions of Convention Attendees: The Case of SOHO Expo, Denver Severt, Youcheng Wang, Po-Ju Chen, and Deborah Breiter

Value Relevance of Equity, Earnings and Capital Structure in the Restaurant Industry, Arun Upneja and Nan Hua

Collaborative Destination Marketing: A Case of Northern Indiana, USA, Youcheng Wang and Daniel R. Fesenmaier

Identifying the Success factors of Web-based Marketing Strategy: An Investigations of Convention and Visitors Bureaus in the United States, Youcheng Wang and Daniel R. Fesenmaier

Futuring Internet Marketing Activities Using Change Propensity Analysis, Youcheng Wang, Yeong-Hyeon Hwang, and Daniel R. Fesenmaier

Towards An Theoretical Model of Technology Adoption in Hospitality Organizations:, Youcheng Wang and William Qualls

Examining and Identifying the Determinants of Travel Expenditure Patterns, Youcheng Wang, Paul Rompf, Denver Severt, and Nichakarn Peerapatdit

Submissions from 2005


Value as a measure of tourism performance in the era of globalization conceptual considerations and empirical findings, Robertico Croes

An econometric study of tourist arrivals in Aruba and its Implications, Robertico Croes and Manuel Vanegas

What Happens to Hospitality Enterprises when Minimum Wages are Continuously Raised?, Abraham Pizam

When Mother Nature Speaks, We Must Listen and Learn, Abraham Pizam

The Relationship between Cultural Characteristics and Preference for Active vs. Passive Tourist Activities, Abraham Pizam and Aliza Fleischer

Submissions from 2004

Small firms embracing technology and tourism development: evidence from two nations in Central America, Robertico Croes and Dana Tesone

Are Hospitality Employees Equipped to Hide Their Feelings?, Abraham Pizam

What Happened to the "Quality of Services Revolution?", Abraham Pizam

Modeling Participation in an Online Travel Community, Youcheng Wang and Daniel R. Fesenmaier

Submissions from 2003

Growth, Development and Tourism in a Small Economy: Evidence from Aruba, Robertico Croes and Manuel Vanegas

Farewell Rodney Dangerfield, Abraham Pizam

What Should Be Our Field of Study?, Abraham Pizam

Submissions from 2002

The Effect of National Culture on Consumers’ Evaluation of Travel Services, John Crotts and Abraham Pizam

Travel Constraints Among Israeli Seniors, Aliza Fleischer and Abraham Pizam

American Hospitality Management Education and its Appropriateness for Mediterranean Countries, Christopher C. Muller and Abraham Pizam

Tourism and Terrorism, Abraham Pizam

Severity, vs. Frequency of Acts of Terrorism: Which has a Larger Impact on Tourism Demand?, Abraham Pizam and Aliza Fleischer

Tourism and Social Change: The Case of Israeli Ecotourists Visiting Jordan, Abraham Pizam, Aliza Fleischer, and Yoel Mansfeld

Sensation Seeking and Tourist Behavior, Abraham Pizam, Arie Reichel, and Natan Urieli

Submissions from 2001

Academic Characteristics & Faculty Compensation in U.S. Hospitality Management Programs: 1999-2000, Ady Milman and Abraham Pizam

Submissions from 2000


Tourism and Terrorism: A Historical Analysis of Major Terrorism Acts and Their Impact on Tourism Destinations, Abraham Pizam and Ginger Smith

Absenteeism and Voluntary Turnover in Central Florida Hotels: A Pilot Study, Abraham Pizam and Steven W. Thornburg

The Intensity of Tourist-Host Social Relationship and its Effects on Satisfaction and Change in Attitudes: The Case of Working Tourists in Israel, Abraham Pizam, Natan Urieli, and Arie Reichel

Submissions from 1999

A Comprehensive Approach to Classifying Acts of Crime and Violence at Tourism Destinations and Analyzing their Differential Effects on Tourism Demand, Abraham Pizam

Life and Tourism in the Year 2050, Abraham Pizam

The American Group Tourist as viewed by British, Israeli, Korean and Dutch Tour-Guides, Abraham Pizam

The State of Travel and Tourism Human Resources in Latin America, Abraham Pizam

Customer Satisfaction and its Measurement in Hospitality Enterprises, Abraham Pizam and Taylor Ellis

Submissions from 1998

Academic Characteristics and Faculty Compensation in US Hospitality Management Programs, Bernard Fried, Ady Milman, and Abraham Pizam

Work Values of Chinese Mangers, Connie Mok, Ray Pine, and Abraham Pizam

Submissions from 1997

Pacific Area Tourism: A Guide to Key Sources of Tourism Statistics, Raphael R. Bar-On, Abraham Pizam, and John C. Crotts

Global Tourism: A Guide to Statistical Sources, John Crotts and Abraham Pizam

Rural Tourism in Israel, Aliza Fleischer and Abraham Pizam

Are All Tourists Alike Regardless of Nationality? The Perceptions of Dutch Tour-Guides, Abraham Pizam, Myriam Jansen-Verbeke, and Liesbet Steel

Nationality vs. Industry Cultures: Which has a Greater Effect on Managerial Behavior?, Abraham Pizam, Ray Pine, Connie Mok, and Jae Young Shin

Making Tourists Feel Safe: Whose Responsibility Is It?, Abraham Pizam, Peter Tarlow, and Jonathan Bloom

Submissions from 1996

Crimes in Hotels, Susan Bach and Abraham Pizam

Tourism's Perceived Social Impacts: The Case of Samos, Nicholas Haralambopoulos and Abraham Pizam