Current Faculty Research

Hospitality and Tourism Management

John Crotts, Vince Magnini and Zhang Shuai (2022 in print). An analysis of the curriculum requirements among hospitality and tourism management programs worldwide in AACSB colleges of business. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, Vol 34(1).

John Crotts (2021- in print). The college gets its act together: Cutting the costs of disputes in organizations. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 24.

Yvette Reisinger and John Crotts (2021 pre-published online). 'An empirical analysis of young adult Kuwaiti nationals’ intention to travel to non-Muslim countries. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change.

Vince Magnini, John Crotts and Ezra Calvert (2021). The increased importance of competitor benchmarking as a strategic tool during Covid-19 recovery. International Hospitality Review. Ahead-of-print.

Brizek, M. G., Frash, R. E., McLeod, B. M., & Patience, M. O. (2021). Independent restaurant operator perspectives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Hospitality Management93, 102766. *ABDC Rank: “A+”

Litvin, S.W. and Smith, W.W. (2021 Acceptance). “International Travel and Coronavirus: A Very Early USA-Based Study.” International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration. (Paper accepted 01/04/2021 and awaiting publication.)

Litvin, S.W. and Powell, E. (2021 Acceptance). “Festival Attendees: A Motivation and Performance Analysis of a Young Adult Literature Festival.” Events Management. (Paper accepted 1/18/2021 and awaiting publication.) 

Pan, B., Smith, W.W., Litvin, S.W., Yuan Y., and Woodside, A. (2021 Acceptance). “Ethnic Bias and Design Factors Impact Response Rates of Online Travel Surveys.” Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science. (Paper accepted 2021 and awaiting publication.
Litvin, S.W. and Smith, W.W. (2021). “International Travel and Political Views.” International Journal of Tourism Research. Vol. 23 (1): 106-109. 

Omid M. Ghoochani, Mansour Ghanian, Bahman Khosravipour and John C. Crotts (2020). Sustainable tourism development performance in the wetland areas: A proposed composite index. Tourism Review, 75(5), 745-764.

Litvin, S.W. (2020 Acceptance). “Accommodation Employment Growth and Volatility: Welcome Aboard for a Rocky Ride.” Tourism Economics. (Paper accepted 6/6/2020 and awaiting publication.) DOI )
Litvin, S.W., Lindner, C. and Wilkie, J. (2020). “NCAA Realignment: Impact Upon University ‘Olympic’ Sports.  The Sports Journal, January 24, available at:

Litvin, S.W. (2020). “Tourism and Peace: A Review and Commentary.” Tourism Review International. 23 (3-4): 173-181. 

Litvin, S., Guttentag, D., & Smith, W. (in press). Who should you market to in a crisis?Examining Plog’s model during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Travel Research.

Alrawadieh, Z., Guttentag, D., Cifci, M.A., & Cetin, G. (2020). Budget and midrange hotel managers’ perceptions of and responses to Airbnb: Evidence from Istanbul. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 32(2), 588-604.

Dubois, L.-E., Gibbs, C., Griffin, T., & Guttentag, D. (2020). The impact of video games on destination image. Current Issues in Tourism. Published online 15 February 2020.

Griffin, T., & Guttentag, D. (2020). Identifying active resident hosts of VFR visitors. International Journal of Tourism Research, 22(5), 627-636.

Guttentag, D., & Smith, S. L. (2020). The diffusion of Airbnb: A comparative look at earlier adopters, later adopters, and non-adopters. Current Issues in Tourism, Published online 25 June 2020. 

Guttentag, D. (2019). Progress on Airbnb: A literature review. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 10(4), 814-844.

Guttentag, D. (2019). Transformative experiences via Airbnb: Is it the guests or the host communities that will be transformed?. The Journal of Tourism Futures, 5(2), 179-184.

Ranson, P, & Guttentag, D. (2019). “Please tidy up before leaving”: Nudging desirable behavior amongst Airbnb guests. International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, 13(4), 524-530. 

Frash, R. E., Blose, J. E. (2019). Serious Leisure as a Predictor of Travel Intentions and Flow in Motorcycle Tourism. Tourism Recreation Research pp. 1-16. doi:10.1080/02508281.2019.1626118 Retrieved from *ABDC Rank: “A” 

Blose, J. E., Frash, R. E., & DiPietro, R. B. (2019). A Top Box Analysis of Dinex to Optimize Restaurant Resources. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 20(2), pp. 156-181. doi:10.1080/15256480.2017.1359732. *ABDC Rank: “B”

John Crotts (2019). Labor strike at the Silverado Resort and Country Club (A Case Study). Chicago: Northwestern University Dispute Resolution Research Center. 

John Crotts (2019). Negotiating public-private interests: The development of Greenville, SC’s Falls Park on the Reedy River (A Case Study). Chicago: Northwestern University Dispute Resolution Research Center. 

Sam Haung and John Crotts (2019). Relationship between Hofstede’s cultural dimensions and tourist satisfaction: A cross-country cross-sample examination. Tourism Management, Vol 72 (June), 232-241 

Litvin, S. W., & Smith, W.W. (R&R: Journal of Travel Research 9/21/18). Not in My Backyard: Personal Politics and Resident Attitudes towards Tourism. 

Pan, B., Smith, W. W., & Litvin, S. W. (2018). Online travel survey response rates and researcher ethnicity. International Journal of Tourism Research. 

Frash, R.E., Blouse, J.E., Smith, W.W., & Scherhag, K. (2018). A Multidisciplinary Marketing Profile of Motorcycle Tourists: Explorers Escaping Routine to Find Flow on Scenic Routes. Tourism Recreation Research. 1-13. 

Scherhag, K., Menn A., and Frash R. (2018) Study abroad trips for student groups as an instrument to learn about the needs of regional tourism development. Paper presentation at Tourism Naturally Conference, Zell am See – Kaprun, Austria 

Smith, W.W., Clement, J & Pitts, R.E. (2018). Oh the Places They’ll Go. A Methodology for Examining the Early Career Paths of Alumni as a Basis for Program Development and Review. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism. 18(2) 109-122. 

Litvin, S.W. and Sobel, R.N. (2018 acceptance). “Organic versus Solicited Hotel TripAdvisor Reviews: Measuring their Respective Characteristics.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. (Paper accepted and awaiting publication.) 

Litvin, S.W. and Romo, S.L. (2018 acceptance). “Hotel Saturation and its Impact upon Destination Marketing.” Journal of Vacation Marketing. (Paper accepted and awaiting publication.) 

McLeod, B., Litvin, S.W., Heriot, K.C., Jauregui, A, and Dempsey, E. (2018). “The Effect of Delisting of a Hotel Market from Online Travel Agency Websites: Evidence from Columbus, Georgia.” Tourism Review International. Vol. 22 (1): 41-48. 

McLeod, B., Litvin, S.W., Heriot, K.C., Jauergui, A., and Dempsey, E.E. (2018). “Goodbye Columbus: An Empirical Study of OTAs and the Hotel Industry. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Vol. 59 (1): 61-66. 

Litvin, S.W., Goldsmith, R.E. and Pan. B (2018). “A Retrospective View of Electronic Word-of-Mouth in Hospitality and Tourism Management.” International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 30 (1): 313-325. 

Litvin, S.W. and Dowling, K.M. (2018). “TripAdvisor and Hotel Consumer Brand Loyalty.” Current Issues in Tourism, Vol. 21 (8): 842-846. 

Litvin, S.W. and Rosene, J.T. (2018). “Keeping it Fresh: Revisiting an Historic Tourist City’s Streetscape Improvement Project.” Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, Vol. 7 (March): 12-17. 

Litvin, S.W., Goldsmith, R.E. and Pan. B (2018). “A Retrospective View of Electronic Word-of-Mouth in Hospitality and Tourism Management.” International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 30 (1): 313-325. 

Guttentag, D. (2018). Commentary - “Authenticity and the sharing economy”: Which Airbnb are we talking about?. Academy of Management Discoveries, 4(3), 373-375. 

Guttentag, D., Griffin, T., Lee, S. H. (2018). The future is now: How virtual reality and augmented reality are transforming tourism. In C. Cooper, B. Gartner, N. Scott, and S. Volo (Eds.), The Sage handbook of tourism management. 

Gibbs, C., Guttentag, D., Gretzel, U., & Morton, J. (2018). Pricing in the sharing economy: A hedonic pricing model applied to Airbnb listings. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 35(1), 46-56. 

Guttentag, D., Smith, S., Potwarka, L., & Havitz, M. (2018). Why tourists choose Airbnb: A motivation-based segmentation study. Journal of Travel Research, 57(3), 342-359. 

Gibbs, C., Guttentag, D., Gretzel, U., & Yao, L. (2018). The use of dynamic pricing strategies by Airbnb hosts. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(1), 2-20. 

John Crotts and Josef Mazanec (2018 in print). Acculturation of migrant populations: An exploratory study across multiple generations. Journal of Culture, Tourism and Communications, Vol.18(4). 

Ghanian, M., O. Ghoochani and J. Crotts (2018 . Analyzing the motivation factors in support of tourism development: The case of rural communities in Kurdistan Region of Iran. Journal of Sustainable Rural Development, Vol. 1(2), 137-47.

Smith, W.W., Pitts, R.E., Litvin, S.W. and Agrawal, D. (2017). “Exploring the Length and Complexity of Couples Travel Decision Making. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Vol. 58 (4): 387-392. 

Litvin, S.W. and Rosene, J.T. (2017). “Revisiting Main Street: Balancing Chain and Local Retail in an Historic City’s Downtown.” Journal of Travel Research, Vol. 56, (6): 821-831. 

Woodside, Arch, John Crotts, Natalina Zlatevska and Abdul Aziz (2017) Are Wall Street wolves actually high-sales performers (Yes) and are all stockbrokers high-sales performing wolves (No)? Asian Journal of Business Research, Vol. 7(1), 43-57. 

John Crotts (2017). Cross cultural differences in hospitality and tourism research: Where we have been and where we should go. Journal of Tourism, Vol 17(2), 5-22.Guttentag, D. (2017). Regulating innovation in the collaborative economy: An examination of Airbnb’s early legal issues. In D. Dredge and S. Gyimóthy (Eds.), Collaborative economy and tourism: Perspectives, politics, policies and prospects (pp. 97-128). Frankfurt: Springer. 

Guttentag, D. (2017). Obtaining a sample of Airbnb users (Focus box). In S. L. J. Smith, Practical tourism research (2nd ed.) (pp. 109-111). Boston: CABI. 

Guttentag, D., Smith, S. (2017). Assessing Airbnb as a disruptive innovation relative to hotels: Substitution and comparative performance expectations. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 64, 1-10. 

Smith, W.W., Pitts, R. E., Litvin, S.W. & Agrawal, D. (2017). Exploring the length and complexity of couple’s family travel decision-making. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. 58(4) 387-392. 

Blose, J. E., Frash, R. E., & DiPietro, R. B. (2017). A top box analysis of DinEX to optimize restaurant resources. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, pp. 1-26. doi:10.1080/15256480.2017.1359732