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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Emotional intelligence competencies for success in early hospitality careers, Erich Steinbock

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Effects of social media, electronic word-of-mouth, and price on U.S. female consumers’ attitude toward purchase and purchase intention of ethical apparel, Melissa Abner

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Advancing data analytics model in examining economic impact of the United States gaming industry, Asit Bandyopadhayay

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The impact of branding on hotel sales prices: A study of upper upscale and luxury hotel properties from 2007 through 2017, Timothy J. Dick

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Innovating the apparel industry in the United States: Designers and small brands purchasing sustainable textiles, Jennifer Siobhan Ingram

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Effect of social and cultural capital and supportive programs on higher education aspirations and transfer intention of community college hospitality management students, Ernest Lew

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Visibility, transgression, and community: An exploratory study of plus-size fashion YouTubers, Arienne McCracken

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The effects of internal crisis communication on communication satisfaction, employee satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention for Thai hotel employees, Nishapat Meesangkaew

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Sustainable shoe design and evaluation using kinematic and kinetic analysis, Changhyun Nam

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Agritourism operators’ decision-making process toward environmental sustainability: The moderating effect of barriers, Eunkyoung Park

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Engineering digital technologies: A model for integrating digital textile printing in costume design and production education, Brianna Plummer

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Influence of Malaysian consumers’ intentions and use of menu labeling on purchase behavior, Syafiqah Rahamat

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Exploration of the perpetuating fast fashion consumption cycle: Young women's experiences in pursuit of an ideal self-image, Leslie H. Simpson

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The Saudi Arabian bride shopping experience, Wijdan Tawfiq

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The effect of perceived authenticity of food towards experience and place attachment at the State Fair, Zahidah Ab Latif

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Presenting a retro appearance through sewing for oneself: Motivations and methods, Charity Suzanne Armstead

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Fulfillment of the employee psychological contract in a healthcare system: Does it drive employee engagement and reduce turnover intention?, Jennifer C. Bonilla

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Impact of implementing national minimum wage on the Malaysian hotel employees, Nur Hidayah Che Ahmat

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Korean fashion media, beauty ideals, and colorism: Examining the prominence of whiteness between 2013 and 2017 in Céci magazine, Eunji Choi

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Evaluation of consumer perceptions and acceptance of sustainable fashion products made of bacterial cellulose, Armine Ghalachyan

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The role of social intelligence in relationship to hotel managers’ person-vocation fit and turnover intention, Jokima Hiller

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Skills and knowledge required for merchandising professionals in the South African apparel retail industry, Bertha Margaretha Jacobs

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Chinese restaurant employees’ food allergy training needs assessment and resource creation, Lilly Jan

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Swagger like us: Black millennials’ perceptions of 1990s urban brands, Courtney Danielle Johnson

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Food safety policies and procedures for student-led food events at colleges and universities in the United States, Sangwook Kang

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An analysis of the impact of shale production and RevPAR in hotel markets that are aligned with the cost of oil, Steven Eric Kent

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Outsourcing hospitality leadership: Front-line leader’s knowledge, knowledge acquisition, and ability to effectively lead, Gregory Scott Krawiec

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What Airbnb Reviews can Tell us? An Advanced Latent Aspect Rating Analysis Approach, Yi Luo

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Producers’ and consumers’ perceived benefits and barriers to the use of food assistance vouchers at farmers’ markets, Jessica Aren Madson

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“Beautiful and good things”: The Dress of Anaïs Nin, 1931-1932, Gwendolyn Michel

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Exploring the causes of conflict in franchised restaurant industry: Evidences from the court records, Siti Nurhayati Khairatun Mohd Sharif

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Investigating conference attendee’s mobile application adoption behavior: An ecological perspective, Nripendra Singh

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Assessing hospitality industry employee perceptions of performance appraisals, James M. Storey

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Investigating consumer motivations for sustainable hotel practices and the effect on satisfaction and attitudinal loyalty, Magnus Thorsson

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Customers’ perceptions of service quality, using an online reservation system, and online reviews affecting intention to use the system to book a hotel room, Mai Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Motivations and intentions of tourists to visit dark tourism locations, Heather Renee Allman

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Rural quilt shop entrepreneurs in Iowa: Pull and push motivations, Jody Ann Aultman

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Sleep health, resources, stress, and academic performance: Comparing hospitality and non-hospitality undergraduate students, Yu-Chih Chiang

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The impact of motivation, festival attachment, place attachment, and psychological ownership on volunteerism: Understanding the Traverse City Film Festival from the volunteer perspective, Vanessa Phoebe Cooper

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A video is worth a thousand words: Scale development for consumer-to-consumer social interaction, Amy Dorie

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Implementation of Specialized Software in Hospital Foodservice Departments: A Multi-Case Study Approach, Ann Elizabeth Embry

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Seamless knitted sports bra design: A responsive system design exploration, Adriana Carmen Gorea

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Design requirements for female boomer activewear: A sequential exploratory mixed methods study, Chanmi Hwang

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A Case Study of the Development and Implementation of NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Kelly Lynn Jondle

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Black fashion designers matter: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of Black female fashion design entrepreneurs, Samii Lashanta Kennedy Benson

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Building a Dynamic Model of Entrepreneurial Intention Formation in Sharing Economy Platform: The Resource-Based Theory Approach, Jaewook Kim

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The economic and social impact of the gaming industry during economic downturns, Byron Aaron Marlowe

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Women’s motivations to sew clothing for themselves, Addie Martindale

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The impact of experience on satisfaction and revisit intention in theme parks: An application of the experience economy, Kangli Qu

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The Role of Perceived Control and Redress Propensity on Propensity to Complain, Xiaolong Shao

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Identifying opportunities for latino bi-cultural entrepreneurship in Iowa: A community capitals approach to economic development, Hui Siang Tan

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Occupancy forecasting methods and the use of expert judgement in hotel revenue management, Rex Nelson Warren

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The effects of website quality on customer satisfaction, use intention, and purchase intention: A comparison among three types of booking channels, Xiaowei Xu

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Factors influencing Kosher food purchase intention: An investigation on non-Jewish customers, Qian Yang

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Clubs’ environmentally responsible behavior: The perspectives of club managers in North America, Xingyi Zhang

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How anti-corruption policy of mainland China affects Macau gaming industry, Fanli Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Predicting loyalty in clubs through motivation, perceived value, satisfaction, and place attachment, James Edward Butler

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Exploring school foodservice directors' intentions to implement farm-to-school procurement methods considering food safety practices, Sandra Chapman Curwood

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Identifying the Optimal Combination of Hotel Room Distribution Channels: A DEA Analysis with a Balanced Scorecard Approach, Mary Jo Dolasinski

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Hair and beauty choices of African American women during the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1974, Ashley R. Garrin

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Church dress: Oral narratives of African American women, Beverly Ann Kemp Gatterson

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The development of the designer children's wear industry, 1920-1969, Jennifer Farley Gordon

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Historical accuracy in costume design: experiences and perceptions of Broadway costume designers, Sara Jablon

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Top managers’ environmental values, leadership, and stakeholder engagement in promoting environmental sustainability in the restaurant, Yoon Jung Jang

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Understanding customer perception of restaurant innovativeness and customer value co-creation behavior, Eojina Kim

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An examination of the decision-making process for utilization of mobile applications in the MICE industry, Ka Eun Lee

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Scottish kiltmaking: Knowledge, practice, and potential for Protected Geographic Indication, David Paul Loranger

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An examination of online ratings on hotel performance indicators: An analysis of the Boston hotel market, Suzanne Dawn Markham-Bagnera

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Investigating child care food safety culture and barriers & motivators to safe food handling practices, Joel Reynolds

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Laser cutting and etching textiles and apparel design: an experimental study on the implementation and documentation of laser cutting and etching in the apparel design creative process, Whitney Marie Rorah

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The role of fit information in consumer online reviews and individual characteristics in consumer's online purchase decisions, Eonyou Shin

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Digital textile printing: colorfastness of reactive inks versus pigment inks, Katherine L. Thompson

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From Chinese painting to wearable art: the development of wearable art design process model and evaluation methods for wearable art designers, Ling Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Food allergy accommodation policies in colleges and universities: an investigation using organizational culture as a theoretical framework, Kelly Nicole Abdelmassih

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The Younkers Tea Room: A case study for businesses to exemplify characteristics of a third place, Emily Elizabeth Cokeley

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African American mother's socialization of daughter's dress and consumption of appearance-related products, LaPorchia C. Davis

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Organizational culture and personality type: relationship with person-organization fit and turnover intention, Ryan Giffen

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Meeting student expectations in a quantity food production lab/simulated restaurant environment, Kathrine Marie Ginapp

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Child nutrition program practices and self-efficacy of menu planners associated with meals for children with food allergy in California schools, Lynnelle J. Grumbles

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Impediments of implementing computer-based training for employees: perceptions of restaurant owners in a quick service restaurant (QSR) chain using a mixed methods approach, Richard E. Hall II

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What drives mergers and acquisitions in the restaurant industry?, Jewoo Kim

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Development and assessment of visual-based training on Chinese-speaking foodservice workers in independently-owned Chinese restaurants, Dawei Li

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The relevance of academic hospitality: an investigation of international higher education students' evaluation of quality of life in the U.S., Yi Luo

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Extension of the tripartite model of body influence: the role of materialism on body satisfaction and fashion involvement, Srikant Manchiraju

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Consumers in an online brand community: uses and gratifications, social capital, and brand loyalty, Jihyeong Son

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The effects of lighting temperature and complexity on hotel guests' perceived servicescape, perceived value, and behavioral intentions, Jing Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Labor in school meal programs: Measurement of direct costs and their influence on menu planning, Nancy Christensen

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A review of studies on luxury hotels over the past two decades, Yin Chu

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Understanding ethical consumption decisions: The role of values, attitudes and expectations in the apparel purchasing context, Sonali Diddi

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Registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership and dietetic students' consideration of school nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson

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Push and pull factors in determining the consumers' motivations for choosing wedding banquet venues: A case study in Chongqing, China, Ling Guan

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Consumers' acceptance of wearable technology: Examining solar-powered clothing, Chanmi Hwang

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Understanding customers' healthful menu item selection behaviors at casual dining restaurants, Jinhyun Jun

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Assessing the challenges and opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Vietnamese apparel retail market, Jong Geun Lee

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The effects of product information on consumer attitudes and purchase intentions of fashion products made of fur, leather, and wool, Minjung Lee

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Older women's experiences with online apparel shopping, Youngji Lee

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Female presidents of Bonwit Teller: Hortense Odlum (1934-40) and Mildred Custin (1965-70), Michael Eugene Mamp

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Creativity and its antecedents: An investigation of different assessments and training effects, Anna Llingling Perry

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Indian consumers' patronage intention toward shopping malls: Application of an experience economy perspective, Amrut Sadachar

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An investigation of Indian consumers' adoption of retail self-service technologies (SSTs): application of the cultural-self perspective and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Rama Srinivasan