2018 CONFERENCE


The 8th Korea America Hospitality & Tourism Educators Conference

April 20 – 21, 2018, Las Vegas, USA

Call for Papers

Deadline for Extended Abstracts: December 22, 2017

The KAHTEA conference committee welcomes academics, industry professionals, government agencies, and graduate and undergraduate students who would like to share their knowledge, business know-how, and valuable experiences. Conference attendees will share their expertise through completed research, research-in-progress, case studies, and/or open discussion in stand-up presentation, poster presentation, or symposium format.

 

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Keynote Speakers

We will have two keynote speakers, a world-class scholar and a famous hospitality entrepreneur. They will discuss entrepreneurship and business analytics in hospitality & tourism. More details will be announced shortly.


Best Paper Awards

Seven best papers will be selected and awarded by the Best-Paper Selection Committee based on the topic relevance and contribution of research to existing knowledge (30 points), sound methodology and statistical analysis (30 points), structure and clarity of writing (20 points), and conclusions and implication (20 points).

Best Paper Award
– The first-place winner in research stand-up presentations: Founding President Award + a Plaque
– The second-place winner in research stand-up presentations: Scholarship + a Plaque

Undergraduate Student Research Forum (USRF) Best Paper Award

  • Research Completed Paper

– The first-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque
– The second-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque

  • Research in Progress

– The first-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque
– The second-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque

Academy of Global Hospitality and Tourism Journal (AGHTJ) Award
– The AGHTJ Award: Scholarship + a Plaque

 

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Click here to Download Paper Template of AGHTJ, and read carefully!


We invite presentations in the following formats:

1. Refereed research presentations

Extended abstracts will go through a double-blind review process. Research presentations should be based on either theoretical or empirical studies that demonstrate sound research question, research methodology, and implications. Stand-up presentations should be 25 minutes long plus 5-minute question & answer.

Topics are welcome in any of (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Mobile Marketing
  • MICE
  • Branding
  • Convention and Meeting Management
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Cultural dimensions of services
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Database Marketing
  • Distribution Advances
  • e-Complaint/e-Word of Mouth
  • Emerging issues in education and training
  • Human resources
  • Production Innovation
  • Revenue management and pricing
  • Risk management
  • Service leadership
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Networks & Online Review
  • Strategic management
  • Technological applications
  • Tourist behavior

Best Paper Award
– The first-place winner in research stand-up presentations: Founding President Award + a Plaque
– The second-place winner in research stand-up presentations: Scholarship + a Plaque


  1. Undergraduate Student Research Forum (USRF)

The Undergraduate Student Research Forum (USRF) is designed to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to present their research proposals, case studies, or completed studies (only stand-up presentation). Extended abstracts will go through a double-blind review process. Presentations will be 20-30 minutes long. The faculty advisor must be a member of the KAHTEA.

Undergraduate Student Research Forum (USRF) Best Paper Award

  • Research Completed Paper

– The first-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque
– The second-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque

  • Research in Progress

– The first-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque
– The second-place winner in undergraduate presentations (USRF): Scholarship + a Plaque


  1. Academy of Global Hospitality and Tourism Journal (AGHTJ) Award

The AGHTJ (Academy of Global Hospitality and Tourism Journal), sponsored by Korean Hospitality and Tourism Academe, invites conceptual, empirical, and methodological research papers. All submissions to the AGHTJ paper category must be original work not yet submitted to any other publication prior to the Conference. All submitted papers to this award category will follow a rigorous double-blind review process and will be accepted and only KATHEA conference formatting abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Jurors will select the author(s) as the best full-paper award winner, who comes with a cash prize of US$500 and a Plaque. Please note that papers that receive the award must be published in the special conference issue of the AGHTJ. More information, please click the following web address: http://kahtea.org/aghtj-award/

Academy of Global Hospitality and Tourism Journal (AGHTJ) Award
– The AGHTJ Award: Scholarship + a Plaque


Extended Abstracts Submission Guideline (both refereed research presentation and USRF)

– English is an official language. Abstracts will be accepted in English only.
– Extended abstracts should be submitted in MS Word (Times New Roman Font, size 12, and double-spaced) and should not exceed 2,000 words (not including references and tables).
– Note that extended abstracts will be reviewed only for the best paper selection and will NOT be included in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings include only one-page final abstracts and will be distributed at the conference in the flash drive.
– Please submit the extended abstracts to kahteaconference@gmail.com


Important Deadlines

– Extended abstracts: Friday, December 22, 2017 (by 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time, USA)
– Notification of acceptance: Friday, January 26, 2018
– Registration: FridayFebruary 16, 2018. At least one author should register the conference by this date.
– One-page (single-spaced) final abstracts: Friday, March 16, 2018 (by 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time, USA)

For all inquiries including sponsorship, please contact the KAHTEA president:

Chang Huh, Ph.D.
Niagara University
NY 14109, USA
Email: chuh@niagara.edu
Call: 716-286-8223