Friday, August 30, 2013

Busy summer for Dr. Ersem Karadag

Dr. Ersem Karadag is the Associate Professor in Hospitality and Tourism here at Robert Morris University. Dr. Karadag spent his summer attending conferences and publishing articles. He was able to go to St. Louis, Missouri and even Greece. Below are the conferences he attended, as well as a list of articles he has published.

Participated conferences (2013)

5th International Scientific Conference
“Tourism Trends and Advances in the 21st Century” Island of Rhodes, Greece, May 30 to June 2, 2013. For the conference website, click here.

Paper presented: Corporate Governance in the Tourism Industry: The Effect of Franchising in the U.S. Restaurant Sector.
Authors: By Melih Madanoglu (Florida Atlantic University) and Ersem Karadag ( Robert Morris University).

2013 Annual I CHRIE Summer Conference, St. Louis, MO, 24-27 July 2013.

Paper presented: Franchising and Cash Holdings in the U.S. Restaurant Industry
Authors: Melih Madanoglu (Florida Atlantic University); Ilhan Demirer,( Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management) and, Ersem
Karadag (Robert Morris University)

Published articles (2013)

Title: Generational Differences in work values and attitudes among frontline and service contact employees.
Authors: Gursoy, Dogan (Washington State University), Chi, Christina, Geng – Qing, (Washington State University), Karadag, Ersem (Robert Morris University.
Journal: International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume: 32, March 1, 2013, pp.40-48

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Winners!

The following students are the 2013 American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) scholarship recipients. There were three students who received the Americas Lodging Investment Scholarship Fund, as well as one freshman who received the AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship.

The three students who won the Americas Lodging Investment Scholarship Fund are; Courtney Hegeman ($1,334), Ashley Krynock ($1,333), and Jenny Ray ($1,333). The student who recieved the AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship is Megan Waleff ($2,000).

This scholarship divides into two parts for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters here at Robert Morris University. This scholarship is one of the forty-two Hospitality and Tourism Management scholarships offered here at the university.

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