Progress and Development of Information Technology in the Hospitality Industry: Evidence from Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Chun Hung Roberts Law, Yiu Chung Leung, Norman Au, Hee Andy Lee

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In view of the synergistic interaction between technology and hospitality services, this article reports the findings of a study that analyzed articles related to information technology (IT) published in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ) and its predecessor, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly (CHRAQ), a first-tier journal that places emphasis on the application of research to hospitality businesses. Through an examination of content from CHRAQ's inaugural issue in the early 1960s to the latest volume (in mid-2011), ninety-five articles were identified as relevant. A content analysis revealed that more than half of the articles focused on the hospitality industry in general and that a substantial number of IT-related articles had been published since the 1980s. This article contributes to a better understanding of the progress of the IT research conducted by hospitality researchers over the past five decades.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-24
Number of pages15
JournalCornell Hospitality Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013


  • Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
  • hospitality applications
  • information technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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