Handbook of Scales in Tourism and Hospitality Research

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9781780644530: Handbook of Scales in Tourism and Hospitality Research

As the field of tourism and hospitality experiences maturity and scientific sophistication, researchers need to fully understand the breadth and depth of existing scales that help explain, understand, monitor, and predict not only behavior but also consequences of such behavior as a function of demand and supply interactions in the field. By introducing the importance of measurement and scales and providing groupings of existing scales, The Handbook of Scales in Tourism and Hospitality Research serves as the state-of-the-art reference book in the field of tourism, hospitality and allied fields such leisure, recreation, and services management.

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Dogan Gursoy is at Washington State University.

Muzaffer Uysal is a Professor of Tourism in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia USA. He received his Ph.D from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BS in business administration and accounting from Ankara Academy of Economics & Commercial Sciences. He has extensive experience in the travel and tourism field, authoring or co-authoring a significant number of articles in tourism, hospitality and recreation journals, proceedings, book chapters, and four monographs and two books relating to different aspects of tourism and research. He also has conducted workshops, seminars and field research in several countries. Dr. Uysal is a member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and serves as co-editor of Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal. In addition, he sits on the editorial boards of a significant number of journals, including Journal of Travel Research, and Annals of Tourism Research as resource editor. Dr. Uysal received the Award for Research Excellence, Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education, Teaching Excellence Award from Pamplin College of Business, and Outstanding Research Award from College of Human Resources. In addition, he received the 2009 University of Delaware Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award in Hospitality and Tourism and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism Research in 2008 from Chinese Tourism Management Association - Taiwan. Dr. Uysal is also featured in Who's Who in America (2001-2010). He worked as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina from July 2007 to August 2008. His research interests center on tourism demand/supply interaction, tourism marketing, and quality of life research in tourism.

Ercan Sirakaya-Turk is a Professor of Tourism and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina (USC). Before joining USC, Dr. Turk worked at Texas A&M and Pennsylvania State Universities. He received his Ph.D. and MS from Clemson University, South Carolina USA. He was the 2007 recipient of US State Department's prestigious Fulbright scholarship to Russia, Saint Petersburg State University of Finance and Economics. Ercan has published a significant number of articles in the area of tourism destination marketing and tourism development in prestigious tourism journals and completed numerous grants/contracts exceeding $1million USD. Dr. Sirakaya-Turk is the founding-editor and current associate Editor for an online tourism research bulletin (e-Review of Tourism Research). He also serves at editorial boards of numerous journals including Journal of Travel Research, Annals of Tourism Research (as a resource editor), and Tourism Analysis. He teaches tourism economics, marketing and research methods classes.

Yuksel Ekinci is at Oxford Brookes University.

Seyhmus Baloglu is at University of Nevada.

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