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 2018

Constructing a Model of Exhibition Attachment: Motivation, Attachment, and Loyalty, Xiaoli Yi, Xiaoxiao Fu, Wenmin Jin, and Fevzi Okumus

Authenticity and Loyalty at Heritage Sites: The Moderation Effect of Postmodern Authenticity, Xiaoli Yi, Xiaoxiao Fu, Larry Yu, and Liao Jiang

From an Event to Tourist Attraction: A Typological Study of New Year Celebrations, Hamira Zamani-Farahani, Mathilda van Niekerk, and Elaine F. Mathis

Submissions from 2017

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Effect of Green Practices in a Service Recovery, Heidi Albus and Heejung Ro

Institutional Economics and Firm Creation in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries: A Comparative Analysis of Developing and Developed Economies, Mehmet Altin, Esra Memili, and Sevil Sonmez

Strategic Event Planning for the Florida Music Festival (FMF), USA, Leigh Andrzejewski, Mathilda van Niekerk, and Fevzi Okumus

Perceptions of Hospitality Faculty and Students on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Katerina Annaraud and Dipendra Singh

The Influence of Restaurant Co-workers' Perceived Warmth and Competence on Employees' Turnover Intentions: The Mediating Role of Job Attitudes, Diego Bufquin, Robin B. DiPietro, Marissa Orlowski, and Charles G. Partlow

Effects of Social Perceptions and Organizational Commitment on Restaurant Performance, Diego Bufquin, Robin B. DiPietro, Jeon-Yoel Park, and Charles G. Partlow

Managing the Experience Co-Creation Process in Tourism Destinations: Empirical Findings from Naples, Piera Buonincontri, Alfonso Morvillo, Fevzi Okumus, and Mathilda van Niekerk

Wine Tourist Valuation of Information Sources: The Role of Prior Travel, Erick T. Byrd, Bonnie Canziani, James S. Boles, and Nicholas Carlton Williamson

An Empirical Study of Environmental Practices and Employee Ecological Behavior in the Hotel Industry, Eric S.W. Chan, Alice H.Y. Hon, Fevzi Okumus, and Wilco Chan

Pennywise, Pound Foolish: Balancing Guest Service and Financial Control on Hotel Overcharged Credit Card Dispute, Po-Ju Chen

The Effects of Business Cycles on Tourism Demand Flows in Small Island Destinations, Robertico Croes and Jorge Ridderstaat

Tourism's Potential to Benefit the Poor: A Social Accounting Matrix Model Applied to Ecuador, Robertico Croes and Manuel Rivera

The Importance of Strategic Communication During Change Management at Palm College of Hospitality and Event Management, Caroline Day, Mathilda van Niekerk, and Fevzi Okumus

Moderating the impact of e-commerce expenses on financial performance in US upper upscale hotels, Agnes L. DeFranco, Cristian Morosan, and Nan Hua

Feeling Loyal? The Impacts of Affective Customer Experiences on Business, Rouxelle de Villiers and Po-Ju Chen

Achieving Requisite Variety in Customer Experience Research for Improving Marketing Relationship Performances, Rouxelle de Villiers, Po-Ju Chen, Pedro Mir Bernal, Linda Coleman, Tung-Cheng (TC) Huan, and Arch G. Woodside

Effects of Work Status Congruence and Perceived Management Concern for Employees on Turnover Intentions in a Fast Casual Restaurant Chain, Robin B. DiPietro and Diego Bufquin

How Internal Branding Process Really Pays Off Through Brand Trust, Ezgi Erkmen, Murat Hancer, and Jerrold K. Leong

Dissecting Chinese Adolescents' Overseas Educational Travel Experiences: Movements, Representations and Practices, Xiaoxiao Fu, Zhouwei (Joy) Huang, Qian Li, and Ksenia Kirillova

Self-Congruity and Flow as Antecedents of Attitude and Loyalty Towards a Theme Park Brand, Xiaoxiao Fu, Juhee Kang, and Asli Tasci

The Antecedents and Outcomes of Food Fafety Motivators for Restaurant Workers: An Expectancy Framework, Kimberly J. Harris, Kevin S. Murphy, Robin B. DiPietro, and Nathaniel D. Line

U.S. Long-Haul Truck Driver Work Organization and the Association with Cardiometabolic Disease Risk, Adam Hege, Michael Kenneth Lemke, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Mike Perko, Sevil Sonmez, and Robert Strack

Risk-tourism, Risk-taking and Subjective Well-being: A Review and Synthesis, Michelle Holm, Peter Lugosi, Robertico Croes, and Edwin Torres

Communication and hands-on problem resolution: A case study in event management, Michelle R. Holm and Deborah Breiter

Perceived Workplace Mistreatment: Case of Latina Hotel Housekeepers, Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Sevil Sonmez, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, and Michael Kenneth Lemke

Does Paying Higher Franchise Fees Command Higher RevPAR?, Nan Hua, John W. O'Neill, Khaldoon Nusair, Dipendra Singh, and Agnes DeFranco

Systematic Effects of Crime on Hotel Operating Performance, Nan Hua and Yang Yang

What Fosters Favorable Attitudes Toward Using Travel Mobile Applications?, Jinyoung Im and Murat Hancer

Effects of Third-Party Certification on Patrons' Service Quality Evaluation in the Luxury-Restaurant Industry, Jinhyun Jun, Juhee Kang, and Sunghyup (Sean) Hyun

Effects of third-party certification on patrons’ service quality evaluation in the luxury-restaurant industry, Jinhyun Jun, Juhee Kang, and Sunghyup Sean Hyun

An Investigation of Brand Experience on Brand Attachment, Knowledge, and Trust in the Lodging Industry, Juhee Kang, Aikaterini Manthiou, Norzuwana Sumarjan, and Liang (Rebecca) Tang

What Do We Know About Social Media and Firms' Financial Outcomes So Far?, Murat Kizildag, Mehmet Altin, Ozgur Ozdemir, and Ilhan Demirer

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Is the turnaround happening?, Murat Kizildag, Fevzi Okumus, and Kevin S. Murphy

Human Agency Shaping Tourism Competitiveness and Quality of Life in Developing Economies, Marketa Kubickova, Robertico Croes, and Manuel Rivera

Burnout in the Hospitality Industry: The Case of a Restaurant Manager, Joseph Lederer, Mathilda van Niekerk, and Fevzi Okumus

The Role of Hospitality Service Quality in Third Places for the Elderly: An Exploratory Study, Ji-Eun Lee and Denver Severt

The role of hospitality service quality in third places for the elderly: An exploratory study, Ji-Eun Lee and Denver Severt

What Do Parents Look For in an Overseas Youth Summer Camp? Perspectives of Chinese Parents, Xinran Y. Lehto, Xiaoxiao Fu, Ksenia Kirillova, and Chen Bi

Vacation Benefits and Activities: Understanding Chinese Family Travelers, Xinran Y. Lehto, Xiaoxiao Fu, Hanliang Li, and Lingqiang Zhou

Work Organization, Sleep, and Metabolic Syndrome Among Long-Haul Truck Drivers, Michael Kenneth Lemke, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Adam Hege, Laurie Wideman, and Sevil Sonmez

Work and Sleep Among Transport Operators: Disparities and Implications for Safety, Michael K. Lemke, Adam Hege, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Laurie Wideman, and Sevil Sonmez

Work, Sleep, and Cholesterol Levels of U.S. Long-Haul Truck Drivers, Michal Kenneth Lemke, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Adam Hege, Laurie Wideman, and Sevil Sonmez

Management of an Early Detection Program: Supporting Helpful Features, Marisa Macy, Frances Page Glascoe, Yixuan Ji, Robert Macy, and Bingbing Zhang

Authentic Assessment to Measure Outcomes in Creative Arts, Marisa Macy, Bingbing Zhang, Yixuan Ji, and Robert Macy

An integration of cognitive appraisal theory and script theory in the luxury cruise sector: The bridging role of recollection and storytelling, Aikaterini Manthiou, Juhee Kang, and Sunghyup Sean Hyun

Measuring the Components of Visitor Experience on a Mountain Attraction: The Case of the Nordkette, Tyrol, Austria, Ady Milman, Anita Zehrer, and Asli Tasci

A Theoretical Framework of Electronic Word-of-Mouth Against the Backdrop of Social Networking Websites, Khaldoon Nusair, Nan Hua, Ahmet Ozturk, and Irfan Butt

The Importance of Having a Balanced Rating Index for Ranking Academic Journals, Fevzi Okumus, Xinyuan (Roy) Zhao, Mathilda van Niekerk, and Rob Law

Richmond, Virginia is Out: A DMO Case Study of LGBT Marketing, Eric Olson and Heejung Ro

Does Franchising Matter on IPO Performance? An Examination of Underpricing and Post-IPO Performance, Ozgur Ozdemir and Murat Kizildag

An Exploratory Study of Gay Travelers: Socio-Demographic Analysis, Heejung Ro, Eric Olson, and Youngsoo Choi

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Data Mining in Tourism Data Analysis: Inbound Visitors to Japan, Valeriya Shapoval, Morgan C. Wang, Tadayuki Hara, and Hideo Shioya

Exploring Experiential Consumption Dimensions in the Theme Park Contex, Asli Tasci and Ady Milman

Driving RV Park/Campground Selection: A Grounded Theory Approach, A. J. Templeton, Jill Fjelstul, Kimberly Severt, and Yeon Ho Shin

Towards Understanding the Effects of Time and Emotions on the Vacation Experience, Edwin Torres, Nan Hua, and Wei Wei

Customer and Employee Incivility and its Causal Effects in the Hospitality Industry, Edwin N. Torres, Mathilda van Niekerk, and Marissa Orlowski

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Let's 'Meetup' at the Theme Park, Edwin Torres and Marissa Orlowski

How "Social" are Destinations? Examining European DMO Social Media Usage, Ahmet Usakli, Burcu Koc, and Sevil Sonmez

Contemporary Issues in Events, Festivals and Destination Management, Mathilda van Niekerk

The Impacts of Hotels' Error Management Culture on Customer Engagement Behaviors (CEBs), Wei Wei, Nan Hua, Xiaoxiao Fu, and Priyanko Guchait

The Power of Self-service Technologies in Creating Transcendent Service Experiences: The Paradox of Extrinsic Attributes, Wei Wei, Edwin Torres, and Nan Hua

The Power of Self-Service Technologies in Creating Transcendent Service Experiences: The Paradox of Extrinsic Attributes, Wei Wei, Edwin N. Torres, and Nan Hua

An Evaluation of Essential Revenue Management Competencies: Similarities and Differences Between Practitioners and Educators, Yang Yuan, Ning-Kuang Chuang, and Amy Gregory

Generation Y's Positive and Negative eWOM: Use of Social Media and Mobile Technology, Tingting (Christine) Zhang, Behzad Abounia Omran, and Cihan Cobanoglu

Service Innovation: Engaging Generation Y to Co-create through Mobile Technology, Tingting (Christine) Zhang, Can Lu, and Murat Kizildag

To Be a Savior or a Spectator?, Xi-Yue (Moon) Zhang and Po-Ju Chen

Submissions from 2016

Do the physical facilities in restaurants match seniors’ preferences?, Barbara A. Almanza, Jing Ma, Richard Ghiselli, Ji-Eun Lee, Carl Behnke, and Sandra Sydnor

Corporate governance, ownership structure, and credit ratings of hospitality firms, Mehmet Altin, Murat Kizildag, and Ozgur Ozdemir

Measuring Generation Y Consumers’ Perceptions of Green Practices at Starbucks: An IPA analysis, Roberta Atzori, Valeriya Shapoval, and Kevin Stephen Murphy

The effects of brand attachment on behavioral loyalty in the luxury restaurant sector, Nedra Bahri-Ammari, Mathilda van Niekerk, Haykel Ben-Khelil, and Jinene Chtioui

The Mediating effect of Virtual Interactivity in Travel Related Online Social Network Websites, Albert Barreda, Fevzi Okumus, Khaldoon Nusair, and Anil Bilgihan

Collaborative Destination Marketing at the Local Level: Benefits Bundling and the Changing Role of the Local Tourism Association, Brian Barrod and Alan Fyall

Factors influencing hotel managers’ perceptions regarding the use of mobile apps to gain a competitive advantage, Serkan Bertan, Murat Bayram, Ahmet B. Ozturk, and Nisan Benzergil

The Influence of the DinEX Service Quality Dimensions on Casual Dining Restaurant Customers' Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions, Diego Bufquin, Robin B. DiPietro, and Charles G. Partlow

The Applications of Environmental Technologies in Hotels, Eric S. W. Chan, Wilco Chan, and Fevzi Okumus

Connecting Tourism Development with Small Island Destinations and with the Well-being of the Island Residents, Robertico Croes

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The Poverty Obliteration Program, Robertico Croes and Manuel Rivera

Customer Perceptions of "McService:" Relationship with Return Intention, Robin B. DiPietro, Mahmood A. Khan, and Diego Bufquin

Collaborative Destination Marketing at the Local Level: Benefits Bundling and the Changing Role of the Local Tourism Association, Brian Garrod and Alan Fyall

Which restaurant should I choose?: Herd behavior in restaurant industry, Jooyeon Ha, Kwangsoo Park, and Jeongyeol Park

E-commerce performance in hospitality and tourism, Nan Hua

An Empirical Framework to Predict Idiosyncratic Risk in a Time of Crisis: Evidence From the Restaurant Industry, Nan Hua, Michael Dalbor, Seoki Lee, and Priyanko Guchait

Understanding Customers’ Healthful Food Selection at Restaurants: Roles of Attitude, Gender, and Past Experience, Jinhyun Jun, Susan W. Arendt, and Juhee Kang

An Investigation of Brand Experience on Brand Attachment, Knowledge, and Trust in the Lodging Industry, Juhee Kang, Aikaterini Manthiou, Norzuwana Sumarjan, and Liang Tang

Food waste and financial performance: Should Olive Garden drop unlimited breadsticks and salad from its menu?, Murat Kizildag, Bendegul Okumus, and Joe Hutchinson

Leveraging Nation Branding Opportunities Through Sport Mega-Events, Brendon Knott, Alan Fyall, and Ian Jones

Assessment of organizational climate in the restaurant industry, Ji-Eun Lee

Relationship marketing investment, relationship quality, and behavioral intention: In the context of the relationship between destination marketing organizations and meeting/convention planners, Jumyong Lee, Ji-Eun Lee, and Deborah Breiter

The impact of online reviews on attitude changes: The differential effects of review attributes and consumer knowledge, Seung Hyun Lee and Heejung Ro

A Multi-stakeholder Market Orientated Approach to Destination Marketing, Natheniel D. Line and Youcheng Wang

Role of Risk, Self-Efficacy and Innovativeness on Behavioral Intentions for Mobile Payment Systems in the Restaurant Industry, Abdullah M. Makki, Ahmet B. Ozturk, and Dipendra Singh

Consumers’ pro-environmental behavior and its determinants in the lodging segment, Li Miao and Wei Wei

Career Paths of Hotel General Managers in Turkey, Fevzi Okumus, Kurtulus Karamustafa, Mehmet Sariisik, Sevki Ulema, and Oguz Turkay

Commitment and conflict in the restaurant industry: Perceptions from the Generation Y viewpoint, Marissa Orlowski, Kevin S. Murphy, and Denver Severt

Conflict And Commitment In The Restaurant Industry: Perceptions From The Generation Y Viewpoint, Marissa Orlowski, Kevin S. Murphy, and Denver E. Severt

Customer acceptance of cashless payment systems in the hospitality industry, Ahmet B. Ozturk

What Keeps the Mobile Hotel Booking Users Loyal? Investigating the Roles of Self-Efficacy, Compatibility, Perceived Ease of Use, and Perceived Convenience, Ahmet B. Ozturk, Anil Bilgihan, Khaldoon Nusair, and Fevzi Okumus