Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research (J Hospit Tourism Res )

Publisher: International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, SAGE Publications


The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research publishes high-quality, refereed scholarship which advances the knowledge base of the hospitality and tourism field. Featuring conceptual, empirical research, and applied research articles as well as book and software reviews, research notes, industry viewpoints, and conference reviews, JHTR keeps educators, researchers, and professionals in travel and hospitality up to date with the latest and most vital findings in the field.

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  • Other titles
    Journal of hospitality & tourism research (Washington, D.C.: Online), Journal of hospitality & tourism research, Journal of hospitality and tourism research
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This study examines the effect of geographic dispersion on the short-run and long-run initial public offering (IPO) performance of restaurant firms. Sample of the study consists of 103 restaurant IPOs conducted between 1981 and 2011. The study finds that being geographically dispersed or concentrated in a small area does not lead to a significant difference in the initial returns of restaurant IPOs. Yet, the analysis shows that restaurant firms with geographically dispersed operations succeed significantly higher long-run returns in the post-IPO period compared to their local counterparts. This is evidenced by the significantly larger cumulative abnormal returns (CARs) for geographically dispersed restaurant firms in the post-IPO period.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/2015; Forthcoming.
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  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 07/2012; 38(3):361-387.
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    ABSTRACT: Being a popular way of traveling, charter tourism has received an often derogatory image. This may be related to dominating societal ideals promoting self-actualization and individual exploration. However, not much is known about the development of motivations and behaviors among charter tourists. By use of ethnographic fieldwork methodology, this exploratory study investigated a group of Danish charter tourists traveling to Gran Canaria. Results show that the charter tourists were active in navigating between central dichotomies posed by the consumption of a mass product in an individualized societal context, thereby shaping their experiences to form a desirable tourist product. Implications of these findings are discussed in detail.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 04/2011; 37(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Using an interactionist approach, this study examined the effects of the general self-efficacy (GSE) and the organizational socialization inventory (OSI) domains, as well as the GSE × OSI domains on tourism and hospitality organizations' success—newcomer perceived general job satisfaction (GJS) and intent to return (ITR)—in socializing their intern newcomers. The sample included 352 senior tourism and hospitality undergraduates from two institutions of higher education in tourism and hospitality in China's Hainan Island who just experienced organizational socialization in their respective placement organizations. Results indicated that intern newcomers' GJS and ITR can be significantly predicted by GSE and all OSI domains, respectively; that GJS can be incrementally explained by all the interactions between GSE and the four OSI domains, except for the GSE × OSI_training; and that ITR can be incrementally explained by the interactions of GSE × OSI_training and GSE × OSI_future prospect. The study's findings as well as their theoretical and practical implications are discussed within the context of organizational socialization research, GSE-related social cognitive career theory and core self-evaluation theory, and human resource development practices in tourism and hospitality organizations. Yes Yes
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 08/2010; 34(3):364-387.
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    ABSTRACT: The aims of this article are to analyze the determinants of educational mismatch and worker mobility across occupations and firms in the hospitality industry. The educational mismatch is measured comparing the worker’s maximum level of attained education and the educational level needed to perform his or her job. A representative survey of 3,314 employees and 302 employers in 181 hotels and 121 restaurants with 8 employees or more was utilized to this end. The econometric analyses suggest that workers can compensate for their shortfall in education with greater amounts of working experience; however, surplus education cannot substitute for tenure and on-the-job training. Likewise, educational mismatch has no impact on labor mobility. However, other factors influence internal and external turnover.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 09/2007; 31:299-320.
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    ABSTRACT: A survey was conducted to compare hotel capital budgeting practices employed within and outside the hotel sector. It was found that the propensity to inflate investment cash inflow projections outweighs the propensity to deflate cash inflow estimates, and the tendency to inflate projected cash inflows is less in the hotel industry. Hotels exhibit a lower level of development with respect to reviewing required rates of return and also applying postcompletion audits. Also, net present value and internal rate of return, which are based on discounting approaches, are used to a relatively low degree in the hotel industry, and more than half the hotels surveyed either exclusively use the payback method (36%) or use no financial investment appraisal method at all (17%). Consistent with prior findings in other industrial sectors, there appears to be a positive relationship between organizational size and use of financial investment appraisal techniques. Yes Yes
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 07/2007;
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigated the association of demographic and socioeconomic variables with food-away-from-home (FAFH) expenditures in senior households in the United States. Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey, the two-step decision process for FAFH consumption was examined using Heckman's double-hurdle approach. The first step was a probit regression to estimate the probability of FAFH participation. The second step was to predict FAFH expenditure using a truncated regression with the inverse Mills ratio for correcting sample selection bias. The results indicated that sociodemographic characteristics were more useful in understanding the participation decision of senior households about FAFH, whereas access to and availability of restaurants as well as financial resources are better predictors of FAFH expenditures. This approach provided in-depth information on the unique role of each variable in the decision-making process for eating out and for how much to spend. This information will be valuable in understanding senior consumers in the restaurant industry.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 05/2007; 31(2):147-167.
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this article is to determine the factors that influence the outsourcing of leisure services in the hotel business. First, this work studies the relationship between the specificity of the hotel leisure activity and the activity’s performance depending on whether it is outsourced or retained in house. Second, the article analyzes the extent to which the perceived advantages can extend the strategy of outsourcing hotel leisure services. Third, the work analyzes the influence of outsourcing hotel leisure services on organizational performance. The results obtained indicate that there is a positive relationship between specificity and performance of the activity when it is carried out in house. They also show that the advantages that give this strategy greater potential for further use are related to greater concentration on core competences. On the other hand, it was shown that hotels that have outsourced leisure services have better organizational performance, especially nonfinancial.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/2005; 29(3):396-418.
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    ABSTRACT: Based on the customer-server exchange, this investigation examines the phenomenon of consumer frustration. Specifically, this investigation examines consumers' perceptions of frustration as it relates to service failure in service-based transactions. The results indicate that consumers'(a) propensity to complain was related to their perceptions of receiving adequate information in the customer-server exchange regarding service failures, (b) negative attitudes toward complaining was not significantly related to information inadequacy or perceptions of consumer frustration, and (c) perceptions of information inadequacy were significantly related to perceptions of consumer frustration in the customer-server exchange.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 02/2004; 28(1):21-43.
  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 08/2001; 25(3):251-271.
  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/1996; 20(2):145-146.
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    ABSTRACT: The authors propose that human resources management will become a mainstay in the strategic business of hospitality organizations in the 21 st century. To remain viable, hospitality organizations will need to create partnerships with employees, guests, and universities. It is proposed that these essential partner ships will incorporate six critical human resources management (HRM) domains: technology; power paradigms; training and development; compensation; em ployee relations; and family, society, and work balance. A survey of hospitality employees and leaders indicated they felt that all six domains would be important or very important to their jobs.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/1993; 17(1):87-102.
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    ABSTRACT: Organizational structure places limits on managerial roles, although the current interest in leadership often presumes that personal attributes are the basis forpower and influence rather than position. Hotel controllers find their power in the central role they play in the hotel's information network. It is the extent of their involvement in decision making that permits them to wield influence and exercise leadership. This research surveyed the extent to which hotel controllers in large independent hotels and small chains and their superiors and peers believe they should be involved in representative strategic, accounting assessment and non-financial decisions. The findings indicate moderate disagreement in strategic and accountinglassessment functions. Some ambiguity attends all managerial work roles, but moderate dis agreement suggests that controllers perform decisional roles that circumscribe their opportunity to exercise leadership.Key words:Hotel/Hospitality Controller, Hotel/ Hospitality Management, Power, Decision Making, ManagementRole.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/1989; 13(1):1-12.
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    ABSTRACT: The "greying of America" will have an influence on the foodservice industry labor force, as the proportion of older workers increases. Numerous factors such as governmental and cor porate policy, as well as individual needs influence labor force participation of older individuals. Commonly held stereotypes about older workers are not generally supported by the literature, indicating special problems which older workers must overcome if they are to be successfully employed. The literature supports the use of specific employment and training in terventions if more older workers are to be successfully employed.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/1985; 10(1):1-11.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper is the first part of a two phase exploratory study of research in the food service in dustry. In this first phase an analysis of the nature of a limited sample of research relative to the food service industry is undertaken. Findings reveal that the vast majority of research ac tivities to not focus on topics that are perceived to be of critical importance to the industry.Insight is provided into problems that continue to plague research efforts in the food service industry. The second phase of the study, to be published in a subsequent issue of the Journal of Hospitality Education and Research, will comprehend a considerably broader sample and seek to confirm and elaborate on these initial findings. A greater awareness of food service research issues should help to encourage industry and academic leaders to address these problems.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/1984; 9(1):55-71.
  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/1981; 5(2):67-79.