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An Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Healthy-Living and Travel Behavior
(Virginia Tech, 1999-07-15)
In the field of travel and tourism, scholars with interest in consumer behavior studies have explored different variables and linked them with the individual's behavior. Variables such as destination image, environmental ...
The Restaurant Industry: Business Cycles, Strategic Financial Practices, Economic Indicators, and Forecasting
(Virginia Tech, 1999-03-26)
The essential characteristic of the future is uncertainty. A basic feature of the economy, and life in general, is that decisions are made under conditions of uncertainty-the future is unknowable. Having reliable guidelines ...
Productivity in the Hotel Industry
(Directorate of Academic Affairs at ARROW@DIT, 1994-01-01)
Productivity in the hotel industry is becoming increasingly significant as labor costs arise. Since the hotel industry is labour-intensive, its profitability depends on the success achieved in making good, productive use ...
A Comparative Analysis of the Travel Behavior of Black and White Travelers
(Virginia Tech, 1998-07-16)
Tourism, leisure and recreation are considered to be an important form of interaction between cultures and are a basic part of social life (McMillen,1984; Hutchinson and Fidel,1985). The experiences received by participating ...
Understanding Information Technology Investment Decision-Making in the Context of Hotel Global Distribution Systems: a Multiple-Case Study
(Virginia Tech, 1999-11-16)
This study investigates what three large, multinational hospitality companies do in practice when evaluating and making IT investment decisions. This study was launched in an attempt to 1) learn more about how multinational ...
Build More Sales Through Public Speaking
An Exploratory Model of the Relationships between Empowerment, Job Involvement, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Customer Orientation in the Hospitality Industry
(Virginia Tech, 1998-10-30)
The concept of customer orientation is becoming increasingly more important to managers, especially in service industries. Given the premise of the study that a customer-oriented employee has a critical role in enhancing ...
A study of situational variables in an organizational marketing scenario
(Virginia Tech, 1993-01-01)
This study examined whether situational variables influence members of the buying center when deriving an evoked set in an organizational buying scenario. Buyclass, risk, and power were the focus of the study. This study ...
The effect of teaching method on student's knowledge of quantity food production and service, course evaluations, and propensity for participative management
(Virginia Tech, 1996-08-05)
Lecture-based (lB) and Problem-Based learning (PBl) methods of teaching Quantity Food Production and Service were compared. After a pilot study to refine the problems and test the methods of data collection, two sections ...
The effect of organizational factors on the structure of the buying center: the case study of corporate travel management
(Virginia Tech, 1994-03-15)
In this study the researcher attempts to advance the understanding of the structure of firm buying centers for air travel services. First, an attempt is made to find empirical support for the proposition that firm air ...