Research productivity and institutional characteristics of hospitality and tourism programs

Hee Andy Lee, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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Although some prior studies have examined research productivity, little is known about institutional characteristics and their influence on research productivity. The study reported in this article examined the relationship between research productivity and institutional characteristics of faculty composition, supporting staff, and doctoral research among the world's leading hospitality and tourism departments and schools. Empirical findings indicated that while faculty size was positively associated with productivity, a higher composition of senior researchers in the rank of professor tends to yield higher productivity. Similarly, a larger group of supporting staff and the availability of a doctoral program were the significant predictors of research productivity. Another interesting finding was that the autonomy of institutions offering hospitality and tourism programs emerged as another characteristic influencing higher research productivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-450
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011


  • Doctoral program
  • Faculty composition
  • Institutional characteristics
  • Research productivity
  • Supporting staff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing


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