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The Moderating Role of the Industry Structure on the Causal Relationships between Remote Risks, Task Risks, and Industry Performance: Empirical Study of the U.S. Casual Theme Restaurant Industry
(Virginia Tech, 2007-12-10)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the concepts of remote and task risks in relation to the structure of the casual theme restaurant industry, and to examine the performance consequences of their relationships. ...
Group Sales and Marketing in Convention Hotels
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2008-10-10)
The goal of hotel sales and marketing is revenue generation. The methods employed by group sales and marketing professionals have evolved overtime to incorporate an array of technological innovations. The purpose of this ...
Molecular Characterization of Animal Strains of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV): Avian HEV and Swine HEV
(Virginia Tech, 2004-12-01)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV), the causative agent of hepatitis E, is an important public health concern in many developing countries. It mainly infects young adults and has a mortality of up to 25% in pregnant women. Although ...
Is time-series-based predictability evident in real time?
(University of Chicago Press, 2006-05)
We show that out-of-sample tests used in the timeseries predictability literature may suffer from test size problems related to the common practice of exogenous specification of critical parameters, such as the choice of ...
Finding Business Leads Can Be Easier Than You Think
General open and closed queueing networks with blocking: A unified framework for approximation
In this paper, we develop a unified framework for approximating open and closed queueing networks under any general blocking protocol by extending and generalizing the approximation algorithm for open tandem queues under ...
Identification of Site Selection Factors in the U.S. Franchise Restaurant Industry: An Exploratory Study
(Virginia Tech, 2002-01-10)
The purpose of this study was to identify and rank the importance of the site selection factors that influence the U.S. franchise restaurant industry as well as rank the confidence level of the experts. To identify the ...
One year of smokefree bars and restaurants in New Zealand: Impacts and responses
(BMC Public Health, 2006)
New Zealand introduced smoke-free bars and restaurants policy in December 2004. We reviewed the data available in December 2005 on the main public health, societal and political impacts and responses within New Zealand ...
Examining the Effects of Bundling Strategies on Travelers' Value Perception and Purchase Intention of a Vacation Package
(Virginia Tech, 2009-05-28)
The offer of vacation packages is a marketing tool called bundling, selling at least two separate products at one single price (Guiltinan, 1987). Sellers adopt bundling strategies in order to sell more at lower costs, to ...
Financial features of dividend-paying firms in the hospitality industry: A logistic regression analysis [Summary]
(Virginia Tech, 2009-09)
The purpose of this study was to identify the financial features that distinguish dividend-paying firms from non-dividend-paying companies in the U.S. hospitality industry.