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HPU faculty peer-reviewed articles presented at the 21st Annual Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) conference:

Jerry AgrusaJerome Agrusa, Ph.D. 
Hospitality & Tourism Management

LamWendy Lam, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Hospitality & Tourism Management

LinnesCathrine Linnes, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Information Systems

Agrusa presented the following papers at APTA's Conference in Malaysia:

"Do You Want To Build a Snowman in Norway? The Impact of Disney’s Movie on Norwegian Tourism," by Dr.  Brian Metcalf, Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Cathrine Linnes, Dr. Jerry Agrusa

"Perspectives of Thailand Hotel Management: The Asean Economic Community Residents’", by Dr. Jerry Agrusa

"Residents’ Perception of Bali as a Vacation Destination by, Dr. Jerry Agrusa and Dr. Wendy Lam

COB Faculty presented follow up to previously awarded "Best Paper" on Business Law and Marketing

AlarconMichelle Alarcon, Esq.
Associate Professor

HaJoseph Ha, Ph.D. 

Michelle Alarcon, Esq., Associate Professor of Management, and Joseph Ha, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, presented “Deceptive Doctrine and Psychological Advertising: Part 2 of the Framework for Change of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act”, at the International Business Conference in London sponsored by the Clute Institute. 

Research article recognized as most downloaded from the Journal of Business Strategy


Thomas Kohler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Thomas Kohler, Associate professor of Marketing and co-authors receives a certificate from the Emerald Group Publishing for achieving over 25,000 downloads.  Kohler’s jointly-authored paper, "Business model innovation: coffee triumphs for Nespresso”, published in the Journal of Business Strategy, volume 34, issue 2 (2013), has been downloaded over 25,000 times since publication.  An Emerald representative shared that it is the highest downloaded article since the Journal of Business Strategy first published in 1980.

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