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Dr. Juan M. Madera and coauthor Stefanie K. Johnson have had their article on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry published in the Harvard Business Review. Titled “Sexual Harassment is Pervasive in the Restaurant Industry. Here’s What Needs to Change,” this article studies the insidious routine harassment of service workers by managers, coworkers and customers.
During the 23rd Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, the conference’s top honors went to Hilton College leadership. Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies Ki-Joon Back was given the prestigious Michael Olsen Award for his research and commitment to graduate education. During the gala dinner, Dean Dennis Reynolds received the Founder’s Award for lifetime achievement.
Doctoral candidate Amanda Belarmino has had her third peer-review paper accepted for publication. Along with coauthor Dr. Yoon Koh, the article titled “How E-WOM Motivations Vary by Hotel Review Website" will be published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Based on equity theory, their study investigates if guests write on different review websites because of different internal motivations. It also examines the moderating effect of service – exceeds, neutral, negative, and service recovery – on the relationship between motivations and type of website to write reviews. Prior research on this subject typically examined one website or aggregated results from multiple websites, ignoring website specific differences. Their findings can help hoteliers to understand why initiatives to promote reviews on certain websites may be unsuccessful.