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Investigating the Process of Valuing Investments in Intangibles: A Case Study in Safety and Security in the Multinational Hotel Industry
(Virginia Tech, 2005-06-29)
Safety and security have emerged as a major force driving change in the multinational hotel industry. As a problem area not well-developed in the literature but considered a crucial force influencing hotel firms' value by ...
Spline function smooth support vector machine for classification
(American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2007-08)
This paper presents a duality theory for solving concave minimization problem and nonconvex quadratic programming problem subjected to nonlinear inequality constraints. By use of the canonical dual transformation developed ...
Influential factors and relational structure of Internet banner advertising in the tourism industry [Summary]
(Virginia Tech, 2008-04)
The Internet serves as a major marketing and communication tool in the tourism industry; it is, therefore, surprising that there have been few discussions of the structural relationship between tourism and Internet-based ...
Development of a Structural Model for Tourism Destination Competitiveness from Stakeholders' Perspectives
(Virginia Tech, 2002-09-19)
This study was conducted to theoretically develop and empirically test a structural equation model of tourism destination competitiveness from the tourism stakeholders'perspective. The proposed hypotheses that attempted ...
Advertising Efficiencies In The Hospitality And Tourism Industry [Summary]
(Virginia Tech, 2008-12)
Advertising provides growth in sales volume for the new products and services. The hospitality industry relies heavily on advertising through travel journals and travel sections of print media, television media, and 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 ...
International financial institution investments in tourism and hospitality
(Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies, 2009)
International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) like World Bank Group and other regional developing banks helps reduce poverty and promote investments in less developed countries. This article outlines the role of IFI’s in ...
Attrition clauses: outstanding issues and recommendations for meeting planners [Summary]
(Virginia Tech, 2005-03)
This paper deals with the attrition clauses within hotel group sales agreements, the former of which became popular in the early 1990s. Attrition clauses specify pre-determined liquidated damages that a group (usually a ...
Do hotel managers have sufficient financial skills to help them manage their areas?
(International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2007)
Purpose – The purpose of this article is to investigate whether managers in hotels have sufficient financial skills to help them effectively manage their areas, within the context of a changing industry. Design/methodol ...
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.