Cornell Compendium Presents Latest Hospitality Research

Feb 20, 2015

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Cornell Compendium Presents Latest Hospitality Research

Ithaca, NY, February 20, 2015 - The 2015 Compendium from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) provides a handy guide to the latest research from the faculty of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA). In addition to Cornell Hospitality Reports, which are published at no charge by the CHR, the Compendium lists the SHA faculty members' contributions to Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, the school's journal of applied research, and research papers published across the spectrum of journals from the academic disciplines of SHA faculty. Like the CHR Reports, the Compendium is available for download at no charge.

"SHA faculty are experts both in their individual fields and in the hospitality industry," said Michael Sturman, associate dean for faculty development and academic director of the Center for Hospitality Research. "Because of this expertise, the work of our faculty is getting increasingly noticed both by practitioners and by their fellow academics. In addition to the hospitality industry–oriented papers chronicled in this Compendium, another result of our faculty's work is the increasing number of citations for Cornell faculty members' research in academic journals and industry publications." Sturman noted that SHA faculty academic citations have increased every year for the past ten—growing from 2,352 in 2004 to 7,130 in 2014, well over a 200-percent increase.

The CHR Compendium summarizes research in such diverse areas as real estate and finance, marketing, human resources, and sustainability. In addition to research reports, the CHR publishes a series of tools that provide hands-on application of current research findings, and the CHR coordinates with two of the school's other centers and institutes to publish specialized industry reports. The Compendium also includes those specialized publications, from the Center for Real Estate and Finance and the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations. This extensive research and publication program is made possible by the support of industry partners, who offer their advice and financial support.

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the center's corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit

Center Partners: Accenture, Access Point Financial, Cvent, Inc., Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, Duetto, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, Hilton Worldwide, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Infosys Limited, Intel Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, Marriott International, Inc.,, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Rainmaker Group, RateGain, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, SAS, SONIFI Solutions, Inc., STR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Talent Plus, Inc., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., TripAdvisor, Wipro EcoEnergy, and Wyndham Hotel Group

Center Friends: DK Shifflet & Associates • EyeforTravel • Hospitality Technology Magazine • Hsyndicate • iPerceptions • J.D. Power and Associates • PKF Hospitality Research • Questex Hospitality Group