Research within the Kemmons Wilson School

The faculty within the Kemmons Wilson School have over 190 publications and 1,500 citations (GoogleScholar) in academic outlets in fields such as sport management, hospitality and resort management, business, and education. Faculty have published in areas such as sport fandom, escalation of commitment, hotel management and marketing, food production, sport policy, sport for development, rivalry in sport, social impact of sport, education, ethnic studies, and service learning.

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Donghee Kim Publication
Kim, D.
, & Jang, S. S. (2018). Online sharing behavior on social networking sites: Examining narcissism and gender effects. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 68, 89-93.

Dr. Cody T. Havard co-edits a special issue on Rivalry in Sport for Sport Marketing Quarterly
Dr. Cody T. Havard, associate professor of sport commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management was lead co-editor for the recently released special issue on Rivalry in Sport published by Sport Marketing Quarterly. The special issue highlights marketing and practitioner implications of sport rivalry. The issue can be found at http://fitpublishing.com/journals/sport-marketing-quarterly-264-smq. A video podcast of the special issue articles can be found at http://www.sportrivalry.com/marketing-sport-rivalry-sport-marketing-quarterly-special-issue/.

Kemmons Wilson School Students to Present Research Graduate Conference in Fort Worth
Graduate students from the Kemmons Wilson School submitted and will present research findings at the 23th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism!

Babb, J., W., & Kim, D., & Silkes, C.A., (2018) Economic Impact of Music Festival Tourism in
Memphis, Tennessee. Proceedings of the 23th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate
Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Fort Worth, TX, USA January 3-5.

Bailey, D., & Silkes, C.A., (2018) Investigating the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a
Successful Concierge. Proceedings of the 23th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate
Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Fort Worth, TX, USA January 3-5.

Clay, L., & Silkes, C.A., (2018) Evaluating the Impact of Technology on Customer Service in
the hotel Industry. Proceedings of the 23th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate
Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Fort Worth, TX, USA January 3-
5.

Evans, K., (2018) The Impact of Cultural Differences and Cultural Awareness on
Expatriates. Proceedings of the 23th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student
Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Fort Worth, TX, USA January 3-5.

Rahman, A., & Silkes, C.A., (2018) Human Trafficking: Causes, Consequences, and
Solutions. Proceedings of the 23th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student
Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Fort Worth, TX, USA January 3-5.

Razmi, Z., & Kim, D., & Hutchinson, M., (2018) Assessing Unique Service Styles Restaurants'
Consumer Motivations of Willingness to Pay and Visit Intention. Proceedings of the 23th
Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and
Tourism, Fort Worth, TX, USA January 3-5.

Rengel, E., V., & Silkes, C.A., (2018) Expanding a family restaurant through an introduction of
Standards, Training and a Culture of Service. Proceedings of the 23th Annual Graduate
Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Fort
Worth, TX, USA January 3-5.

Donghee Kim Publication
Kim, D.
, & Jang, S. S. (2017). Therapeutic benefits of dining out, traveling, and drinking: Coping strategies for lonely consumers to improve their mood. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 67, 106-114.

Michael Hutchinson Publication
Bouchet, A., Laird, M. D., Troilo, M., Hutchinson, M., & Ferris, G. (2017). Effects of increased commitment on reputation and status: Evidence from NCAA Division I universities. Sport Management Review, 20, 395-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2016.11.002


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Kemmons Wilson School Research Forum

This semester, we launched the KWS Research Forum to allow faculty from Hospitality and Resort Management and Sport and Leisure Management to discuss current and future research. We held three Forums during the fall 2016 semester with Cody T. Havard, Donghee Kim, and Rhema D. Fuller presenting about their research. The KWS Research Forum was very successful and has led to numerous discussions about faculty collaboration. Recordings of the KWS Forum can be viewed here. *Donghee Kim recording not currently available.

2nd Forum on Sport Rivalry

On November 21, 2016, researchers from the United States and abroad met for the 2nd Forum on Sport Rivalry. The online forum was hosted by Cody T. Havard of the Kemmons Wilson School and Bureau of Sport and Leisure Commerce. The forum featured presentations about current findings in sport rivalry, along with discussion of critical issues regarding the phenomenon. A recording of the 2nd Forum on Sport Rivalry can be found here.

Bureau of Sport and Leisure Commerce


The Bureau of Sport and Leisure Commerce was selected by the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) to collect data on student attendance at college athletic events. The on-going research will carry through the Spring 2017 semester and conclude with Cody T. Havard and Timothy D. Ryan sharing their findings with the full NACMA membership at their annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

KWS Faculty Publications (since 2015)

KWS Faculty Research Productivity

 2016 RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY

2015 RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY