About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: H. G. Parsa, PhD
Barron Hilton Chair in Lodging and Professor of Hospitality Management, Daniel College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado, USA
H. G. Parsa, PhD, holds the Barron Hilton Chair in Lodging and is a Professor of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver. He earned a PhD in hospitality management from Virginia Tech, two MS degrees, and a Food Management Professional (FMP) diploma. Currently he serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR). He also held responsibilities as a Co-Editor for a special issue of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly focusing on Sustainability and Innovation. He was the founding Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Foodservice Business Research. In 2005-2006, he received a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship to evaluate hospitality education in India and to recommend to the Indian government ways to enhance graduate education in hospitality management.
He has published numerous research papers in business and hospitality journals. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and has presented papers nationally and internationally in Australia, Canada, Caribbean Islands, China, Curacao, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Puerto Rico, Serbia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey. His research was quoted in the popular press, radio and television including the Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, local affiliates of ABC, PBS and CBS and over 35 regional newspapers.
His research interests include sustainability and green practices in hospitality, pricing strategies in hospitality; analysis of factors that contribute to small-business failure/success; strategic marketing in hospitality; franchising and multi-unit restaurant chain management; and changing American food habits. He is a member of professional organizations such as Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education and the Society for Consumer Psychology.
In 2011, he received the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement award from the International CHRIE. He also received Best Paper awards at the International CHRIE and also at the Euro-CHRIE. He received John Wiley & Sons Teaching Innovation Award and Bradford Wiley Excellence in Research Award in 2006 and 2000. Earlier he received the President's Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity presented by the State University of New York College - Buffalo.
Prior to joining academia, Dr. Parsa has spent more than a decade in senior level management positions in the hospitality industry, working with several national and regional organizations. He served on the executive board of the Central Ohio Restaurant Association and the Ohio Restaurant Association. He also served on the consumer advisory board of the Columbus, Ohio Health Department. Currently he is active with the various hospitality organizations in Colorado, USA.
Consulting Editor: Vijaya “Vi” Narapareddy, PhD
President, North American Case Research Association (NACRA); Fellow, Institute of Enterprise Ethics; Associate Professor, Daniel College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado, USA
Dr. Vijaya Narapareddy, PhD, is Associate Professor of management in the Daniels College of Business, where she teaches Strategic Management, Doing Business in China and India, International Management and Global Social Entrepreneurship. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise Ethics. Dr. Narapareddy received her PhD in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. A gold medalist from Sri JCBM College, and an award-winning teacher, scholar and reviewer, Dr. Narapareddy has published numerous case studies and articles in business and hospitality fields. She is president and co-founder of ITBC, Inc., an international technology and business consulting firm and an advisory board member of Lutz Lutz, a Franco-Chilean company. She serves on the editorial review boards of two leading American case journals, the Case Research Journal and the Journal of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education: Innovations and Research. In addition, Dr. Narapareddy serves as a reviewer for several professional associations and foundations in North America. She is currently the vice president of Programs of the North American Case Research Association. She also serves as the chair of two tracks: the Social & Environmental Entrepreneurship Track and the Nonprofit Track of the North American Case Research Association.
Associate Editors: SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, PhD
Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Dr. Jang’s research is focused on business strategies in the hospitality and tourism industries. His secondary area of research investigates consumer subjects such as consumer values, service quality evaluation, and consumer experiences. Dr. Jang has received W. Bradford Wiley Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award (2009) from the International CHRIE. During the past 10 years, 14 of his papers were selected as among the best papers at international conferences. Dr. Jang is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Sciences. He also serves on the editorial boards of top-tier HTM journals such as Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing and more. Dr. Jang is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education.
Marival Segarra-Oña, PhD
Associate Professor, Innovation and Competitiveness, Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, Valencia, Spain
Marival Segarra-Oña, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Innovation and Competitiveness at the Politechnic University of Valencia, Spain. She holds a PhD in management and a degree in industrial engineering. She has published papers related to the environmental proactivity of companies and eco-innovation applied to industrial and service sectors in prestigious journals. Professor Segarra is also a Research Associate of the CHR, Cornell University, USA and member of the jury of the 40th Anniversary Eco-innovation contest of the European Patent Office.
Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD, CHE
Professor, Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Business and Development at the University of Tennessee (UT), where she is also a Professor in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. Dr. Chen has conducted various research projects in the areas of tourism, hospitality, and service management, including sustainable development, economic impact assessments, forecast model evaluations, tourist behavior analyses, and geographic information system (GIS) applications in business development. Her teaching interests include sustainable business, strategic management, eco-tourism, tourism economics, tourism analysis, and marketing for hospitality and tourism. She serves as an associate editor, guest editor, editorial board member, paper reviewer, and track chair for 20 refereed journals and 4 national / international associations. Recently, she has concentrated her research and outreach on valuing sustainable business, eco-tourism, and environment. During 2009-2010, Dr. Chen was appointed as Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Dr. Chen is a Fulbright Senior Scientist.
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