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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Depression among Foodservice Employees, Abraham Pizam

Depression among Foodservice Employees, Abraham Pizam

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

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: Roles and Strategies of Convention and Visitors Bureau, Youcheng Wang

Collaborative Destination Marketing: Understanding the Dynamic Process, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

The "ity" Factor, Abraham Pizam

The "ity" Factor, Abraham Pizam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Condominium Hotels: A Scorching Hot Lodging Product, Abraham Pizam

Condominium Hotels: A Scorching Hot Lodging Product, Abraham Pizam

Educating the Next Generation of Hospitality Professionals, 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

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

The New Gender Gap, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2005

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

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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

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