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 2014

Engaging the Multi-generational Workforce in Tourism and Hospitality, Paul Barron, Anna Leask, and Alan Fyall

Are Hospitality Industry IPO Stock Returns Predictable?, Richard Borghesi, Katerina Annaraud, and Dipendra Singh

The Application of Revenue Management in Beverage Operations, Milos Bujisic, J. Hutchinson, and F. Bilgihan

The Effect of Ambiance, Food, and Service Quality on Restaurant Customer Behavioural Intentions, Milos Bujisic, Joe Hutchinson, and H. G. Parsa

What Drives Employees’ Intentional to Implement Green Practices in Hotels? The Role of Knowledge, Awareness, Concern and Ecological Behaviour, Eric S.W. Chan, Alice H.Y. Hon, Wilco Chan, and Fevzi Okumus

Strategic Match of Athlete Endorsement in Global Markets: An Associative Learning Perspective, Yonghwan Chang, Yong Jae Ko, Asli D.A. Tasci, Akiko Arai, and Taehee Kim

Barriers affecting organizational adoption of higher order customer engagement in tourism service interactions, Prakash K. Chathoth, Gerardo R. Ungson, Levent Altinay, Eric S.W. Chan, Robert Harrington, and Fevzi Okumus

Conceptualization of Value Co-creation in the Tourism Context, Prakash K. Chathoth, Gerardo R. Ungson, Robert Harrington, Levent Altinay, Fevzi Okumus, and Eric S.W. Chan

Can Fundraising be Fun? An Event Management Study of Unique Experiences, Performance and Quality, Po-Ju Chen, Dipendra Singh, Ahmet Ozturk, and Abdullah Makki

Chinese Tourist Vacation Satisfaction and Subjective Well-being, Yi Chen, Xiaoxiao Fu, and Xinran Lehto


The role of tourism in poverty reduction: An empirical assessment, Robertico Croes

Tourism and Poverty Reduction in Latin America: Where Does the Region Stand?, Robertico R. Croes


Annual Impact of Paid Internship Programs at a Hospitality Management Program – a Case of the largest hospitality management program in North America., Robertico R. Croes and Tadayuki Hara

Factors that Impact Unsystematic Risk in the U.S. Restaurant Industry, Michael Dalbor, Nan Hua, and William Andrew

FDA Ruling and Nutritionally Focused Menus: Alternative Strategies to Comply with the U.S. Federal Guidelines, Meschelle Davis, Milos Bujisic, H.G. Parsa, and Dipendra Singh

Sustainable Drive Tourism: A Catalyst for Change, Jill Fjelstul and Alan Fyall

Foodservice Design: Assessing the Importance of Physical Features to Older Consumers, Richard F. Ghiselli, Ji-Eun Lee, and Barbara A. Almanza

Personality Predictors of Team Taskwork Understanding and Transactive Memory Systems in Service Management Teams, Priyanko Guchait, Katherine Hamilton, and Nan Hua

Critical Food Safety Violations in Florida: Relationship to Location and Chain vs. Non-Chain Restaurants, Kimberly J. Harris, Robin B. DiPietro, Kevin S. Murphy, and Gretchen Rivera


Attributes Influencing Meeting Planners' Destination Selection: A Case of Orlando, Florida, Adi Hayat, Kimberly Severt, Deborah Breiter, Khaldoon Nusair, and Fevzi Okumus

Literary Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges for the Marketing and Branding of Destinations, Anne Hoppen, Lorraine Brown, and Alan Fyall

Benchmarking Firm Capabilities to Turn Undesirable Financial Performance Around in the U.S. Restaurant Industry, Nan Hua

The Other Side of Technology Adoption: Examining the Relationships Between e-Commerce Expenses and Hotel Performance, Nan Hua, Cristian Morosan, and Agnes DeFranco

A Better Investment in Luxury Restaurants: Environmental or Non-Environmental Cues?, Sunghyup Sean Hyun and Juhee Kang

The Effects of Health Value on Healthful Food Selection at Restaurants: Considering the Role of Attitudes Toward Taste and Healthfulness of Healthy Foods, Jinhyun Jun, Juhee Kang, and Susan Wohlsdorf-Arendt

The Importance of Water Management in Hotels: A Framework for Sustainability Through Innovation, Azilah Kasim, Dogan Gursoy, Fevzi Okumus, and Anthony Wong


Creation of a Professionalism Scale for Hospitality Students: An Exploratory Study, Tammie Kaufman and Peter Ricci

The Effect of Jay-customer Behaviors on Employee Job Stress and Job Satisfaction, Gawon Kim, Heejung Ro, Joe Hutchinson, and David J. Kwun


Intercultural Interactions Outside the Classroom: Narratives on a U.S. Campus, Xinran Lehto, Liping A. Cai, Xiaoxiao Fu, and Yi Chen

Building a Case Against Strategic Equifinality: Hybrid Ideal Type Service Organizations in a Developing Country, Melih Madanoglu, Fevzi Okumus, and Umut Avci

A Visitor-Based Brand Equity Perspective: The Case of a Public Festival, Aikaterini Manthiou, Juhee Kang, and Thomas Schrier

Academic Referent Group Influences on Hospitality Students’ Intentions to Enroll in an Online Course, Cynthia Mejia and Kelly Virginia Phelan

Examining the Role of the Facilities Manager: A Seat at the Table for the Keeper of the Capital Investment, Cynthia Mejia and Kelly Virginia Phelan

Hospitality Instructors’ Preference for Blended Teaching: A Bridge to Full Online Course Delivery?, Cynthia Mejia and Kelly Virginia Phelan

Framework for Success: Overcoming Contemporary Challenges of Western Expatriate Managers in the Chinese Hospitality Industry, Cynthia Mejia, Kelly Virginia Phelan, and James Brian Aday

Evaluating Students’ Experience and Satisfaction at a Hospitality and Tourism College Career Fair, Ady Milman

Employment Characteristics and Retention Predictors Among Hourly Employees in Large US Theme Parks and Attractions, Ady Milman and Duncan Dickson Ph.D.

There is No 'I' in Recovery: Managements' Perspective of Service Recovery, Kevin Stephen Murphy, Anil Bilgihan, Marketa Kubickova, and Matt Boseo

Cultural Dimensions in a Restaurant Setting, Kevin Stephen Murphy and Marryam Khan

An Exploratory Study of Home Brewers’ Motivational Factors, Eric D. Olson, Kevin Stephen Murphy, and Heejung Ro

Hotel and IT Decision-maker Characteristics and Information Technology Adoption Relationship in the Hotel Industry, Ahmet Ozturk and Murat Hancer

Job Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment for Hotel Workers in Turkey, Ahmet Ozturk, Murat Hancer, and Jin Young Im


Interpersonal Trust, Organizational Culture and Turnover Intention in Hotels: A Cross Level perspective, Ahmet Ozturk, Murat Hancer, and Yao-Chin Wang

Volume or Value: A Policy Decision for Turkey׳s Tourism Industry, Ahmet Ozturk and Mathilda van Niekerk

An Extended Gravity Model: Applying Destination Competitiveness, Jeong-Yeol Park

Are Tourist Destinations Healthy?, Abraham Pizam

Guest Engagement or Service Efficiency, Abraham Pizam

Hotel Fees: A Minor Temporary Irritant or a New Trend?, Abraham Pizam

Hotels for Female Business Travelers?, Abraham Pizam

Peer-to-Peer Travel: Blessing or Blight, Abraham Pizam

Senior Living Facilities: the New Frontier of Hospitality Management, Abraham Pizam

The Need for Cross-Cultural Competence Training, Abraham Pizam


Occupational Self-Perceptions of Hotel Employees: An Exploratory Study, Arie Reichel, Galia Fuchs, Abraham Pizam, and Yaniv Poria

The Tourism Development–Quality of Life Nexus in a Small Island Destination, Jorge Ridderstaat, Robertico R. Croes, and Peter Nijkamp

Customer Dissatisfaction Responses to Restaurant Service Failures: Insights Into Noncomplainers From a Relational Perspective, Heejung Ro

An Inward Look Using Backward Economic Linkages in a Developing Country: The Case of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Kelly J. Semrad and Jorge Bartels Villanueva

Credit Fluctuations and Lodging Firms: An Investigation of the Differing Capital Structures in the U.S. Lodging Industry, Dipendra Singh, Carola Raab, Karl Mayer, and Ashok Singh

Employee Satisfaction and Long-Run Shareholder Returns, Chun-Hung (Hugo) Tang and Ji-Eun Lee

Food Safety Inspections and Storefront Grade Posting: The case of NYC and LA, Steven Tarca and Kevin Stephen Murphy

Rise and Fall of Community-Based Tourism: Facilitators, Inhibitors and Outcomes, Asli D.A. Tasci, Robertico R. Croes, and Jorge Bartels Villanueva

Judging the Book by the Cover: Consumer Preferences of Hospitality Industry Uniforms for Destination Brands, Asli D.A. Tasci, Basak Denizci Guillet, and William C. Gartner

The Return on Investment for Undergraduate Degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Asli D. A. Tasci, Abraham Pizam, Robertico Croes, and Po-Ju Chen


The Return on Investment for Undergraduate Degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Asli D. Tasci, Abraham Pizam, Robertico Croes, and Po-Ju Chen

Deconstructing Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: Challenges and Directions for Future Research, Edwin Torres


Stars, Diamonds, and Other Shiny Things: The Use of Expert and Consumer Feedback in the Hotel Industry, Edwin Torres, Howard Adler, and Carl Behnke


Are there gender differences in what drives customer delight?, Edwin Torres, Xiaoxiao Fu, and Xinran Lehto

Advocating Community Participation and Integrated Tourism Development Planning in Local Destinations: The Case of South Africa, Mathilda van Niekerk

The Role of the Public Sector in Tourism Destination Management from a Network Relationship Approach, Mathilda van Niekerk

Strategic Implications of Government Policies on the Future Group and Brand Development of State-owned Hotels in China, Qu Xiao, Hanqin Qiu Zhang, Ray Pine, and Nan Hua

Strategic Implications of Government Policies on the Future Group and Brand Development of State-owned Hotels in China, Qu Xiao, Hanqin Qiu Zhang, Ray Pine, and Nan Hua

Circumstantial Impact of Contact on Social Distance, Semih S. Yilmaz and Asli D.A. Tasci

Heritage and Tourism Conflict Within World Heritage Sites in China: A Longitudinal Study, Chaozhi Zhang, Alan Fyall, and Yanfen Zheng

Submissions from 2013

Effects of psychological ownership on students’ commitment and satisfaction, Vahagn S. Astatryan, Lisa Slevitch, Robert Larzelere, Cristian Morosan, and David J. Kwun

Developing a Brand Structure Pyramid Model for Travel Related Online Social Networks, Albert Barreda, Khaldoon Nusair, Anil Bilgihan, and Fevzi Okumus


A Quantitative Study Exploring the Difference between Gaming Genre Preferences, Anil Bilgihan, Cihan Cobanoglu, Khaldoon Nusair, Fevzi Okumus, and Milos Bujisic


Research Note: Biometric Technology Applications and Trends in Hotels, Anil Bilgihan, Ersem Karadag, Cihan Cobanoglu, and Fevzi Okumus


Online Hotel Booking Experience: Flow Theory, Measuring Online Customer Experience and Managerial Implications, Anil Bilgihan, Fevzi Okumus, and Khaldoon Nusair

Online Experiences: Flow Theory, Measuring Online Customer Experience in e-Commerce and Managerial Implications for the Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan, Fevzi Okumus, Khaldoon Nusair, and Milos Bujisic

Co-production versus Co-creation: A process based Continuum in the Hotel Service Context, Prakash K. Chathoth, Gerardo R. Ungson, Levent Altinay, Robert Harrington, Fevzi Okumus, and Eric S.W. Chan

Mediating Perceived Travel Constraints: The Role of Destination Image, Po-Ju Chen, Nan Hua, and Youcheng Wang

The Effect of Information Technology Steering Committees on Perceived IT Management Sophistication in Hotels, Cihan Cobanoglu, Baker Ayoun, Daniel Connolly, and Khaldoon Nusair


Evaluation of tourism competitiveness and its effects on destination management: making a difference in Costa Rica?, Robertico Croes


Authenticity in Tourism in Small Island Destinations: the Residents’ Perspective, Robertico Croes, Seung Hyun Lee, and Eric D. Olson

Evaluando la competitividad del Turismo y sus efectos sobre gestión de los destinos: ¿Hacen una diferencia en el caso de Costa Rica?, Robertico R. Croes


Tourism Specialization and Economic Output in Small Islands, Robertico R. Croes

From Potential to Ability to Compete: Towards a Performance-based Tourism Competitiveness Index, Robertico R. Croes and Marketa Kubickova


The Relevance of Cultural Tourism as the Next Frontier for Small Island Destinations, Robertico R. Croes and Kelly J. Semrad


Exploring Pull Factor Influences at Campgrounds by RV Association Members, Jill Fjelstul

Public Health, Wellbeing and Tourism: Opportunities for the Branding of Tourism Destinations, Alan Fyall, Heather Hartwell, and Ann Hemingway


Meeting the Challenge of Assurance of Learning: Perspectives from Four Business Schools, Jane Whitney Gibson, Regina A. Greenwood, Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Shelley R. Robbins, Julie A. Teahen, and Dana V. Tesone

Examining the Impact of Negative Attributes On Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay in the Vacation Ownership Industry: A Conjoint Analysis, Amy Gregory

Building Tourism and Wellbeing Policy: Engaging with the Public Health Agenda in the UK, Heather Hartwell, Ann Hemingway, Alan Fyall, Viachalsau Filimonau, Stacy Wall, and Neil Short

Financial performance and internationalization in the US restaurant industry: A simultaneous perspective and analysis, Conroy Hong Luan, Dipendra Singh, and Nan Hua

A Theoretical Framework of the Impact of Price Transparency on Pricing in the Lodging Industry, Nan Hua

Evidence of Franchising on Outperformance in the Restaurant Industry: A Long Term Analysis and Perspective, Nan Hua and Michael C. Dalbor

Benchmarking Firm Capabilities for Sustained Financial Performance in the U.S. Restaurant Industry, Nan Hua and Seoki Lee

An Empirical Framework of Financial Characteristics and Outperformance in Troubled Economic Times: Evidence from the Restaurant Industry, Nan Hua, Qu Xiao, and Elizabeth Yost

Enhancing Consumer–Brand Relationships on Restaurant Facebook Fan Pages: Maximizing Consumer Benefits and Increasing Active Participation, Juhee Kang, Liang Tang, and Ann Marie Fiore

Self-Congruity and Functional Congruity in Brand Loyalty, Juhee Kang, Liang Tang, and Ju Yup Lee

Attracting Local Guests to Resort Food and Beverage Operations: The Case of the Orlando Resort and Spa, Kevin Karson and Kevin Stephen Murphy