Theses/Dissertations from 2017
Motivations and intentions of tourists to visit dark tourism locations, Heather Renee Allman
Rural quilt shop entrepreneurs in Iowa: Pull and push motivations, Jody Ann Aultman
The impact of motivation, festival attachment, place attachment, and psychological ownership on volunteerism: Understanding the Traverse City Film Festival from the volunteer perspective, Vanessa Phoebe Cooper
Implementation of Specialized Software in Hospital Foodservice Departments: A Multi-Case Study Approach, Ann Elizabeth Embry
A Case Study of the Development and Implementation of NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Kelly Lynn Jondle
Black fashion designers matter: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of Black female fashion design entrepreneurs, Samii Lashanta Kennedy Benson
The economic and social impact of the gaming industry during economic downturns, Byron Aaron Marlowe
Women’s motivations to sew clothing for themselves, Addie Martindale
The impact of experience on satisfaction and revisit intention in theme parks: An application of the experience economy, Kangli Qu
The Role of Perceived Control and Redress Propensity on Propensity to Complain, Xiaolong Shao
Identifying opportunities for latino bi-cultural entrepreneurship in Iowa: A community capitals approach to economic development, Hui Siang Tan
Occupancy forecasting methods and the use of expert judgement in hotel revenue management, Rex Nelson Warren
The effects of website quality on customer satisfaction, use intention, and purchase intention: A comparison among three types of booking channels, Xiaowei Xu
Factors influencing Kosher food purchase intention: An investigation on non-Jewish customers, Qian Yang
Clubs’ environmentally responsible behavior: The perspectives of club managers in North America, Xingyi Zhang
How anti-corruption policy of mainland China affects Macau gaming industry, Fanli Zhou
Theses/Dissertations from 2016
Predicting loyalty in clubs through motivation, perceived value, satisfaction, and place attachment, James Edward Butler
Exploring school foodservice directors' intentions to implement farm-to-school procurement methods considering food safety practices, Sandra Chapman Curwood
Identifying the Optimal Combination of Hotel Room Distribution Channels: A DEA Analysis with a Balanced Scorecard Approach, Mary Jo Dolasinski
Hair and beauty choices of African American women during the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1974, Ashley R. Garrin
Church dress: Oral narratives of African American women, Beverly Ann Kemp Gatterson
The development of the designer children's wear industry, 1920-1969, Jennifer Farley Gordon
Historical accuracy in costume design: experiences and perceptions of Broadway costume designers, Sara Jablon
Top managers’ environmental values, leadership, and stakeholder engagement in promoting environmental sustainability in the restaurant, Yoon Jung Jang
Understanding customer perception of restaurant innovativeness and customer value co-creation behavior, Eojina Kim
An examination of the decision-making process for utilization of mobile applications in the MICE industry, Ka Eun Lee
Scottish kiltmaking: Knowledge, practice, and potential for Protected Geographic Indication, David Paul Loranger
An examination of online ratings on hotel performance indicators: An analysis of the Boston hotel market, Suzanne Dawn Markham-Bagnera
Investigating child care food safety culture and barriers & motivators to safe food handling practices, Joel Reynolds
Laser cutting and etching textiles and apparel design: an experimental study on the implementation and documentation of laser cutting and etching in the apparel design creative process, Whitney Marie Rorah
The role of fit information in consumer online reviews and individual characteristics in consumer's online purchase decisions, Eonyou Shin
Digital textile printing: colorfastness of reactive inks versus pigment inks, Katherine L. Thompson
From Chinese painting to wearable art: the development of wearable art design process model and evaluation methods for wearable art designers, Ling Zhang
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
Food allergy accommodation policies in colleges and universities: an investigation using organizational culture as a theoretical framework, Kelly Nicole Abdelmassih
The Younkers Tea Room: A case study for businesses to exemplify characteristics of a third place, Emily Elizabeth Cokeley
African American mother's socialization of daughter's dress and consumption of appearance-related products, LaPorchia C. Davis
Organizational culture and personality type: relationship with person-organization fit and turnover intention, Ryan Giffen
Meeting student expectations in a quantity food production lab/simulated restaurant environment, Kathrine Marie Ginapp
Child nutrition program practices and self-efficacy of menu planners associated with meals for children with food allergy in California schools, Lynnelle J. Grumbles
Impediments of implementing computer-based training for employees: perceptions of restaurant owners in a quick service restaurant (QSR) chain using a mixed methods approach, Richard E. Hall II
What drives mergers and acquisitions in the restaurant industry?, Jewoo Kim
Development and assessment of visual-based training on Chinese-speaking foodservice workers in independently-owned Chinese restaurants, Dawei Li
The relevance of academic hospitality: an investigation of international higher education students' evaluation of quality of life in the U.S., Yi Luo
Extension of the tripartite model of body influence: the role of materialism on body satisfaction and fashion involvement, Srikant Manchiraju
Consumers in an online brand community: uses and gratifications, social capital, and brand loyalty, Jihyeong Son
The effects of lighting temperature and complexity on hotel guests' perceived servicescape, perceived value, and behavioral intentions, Jing Yang
Theses/Dissertations from 2014
Labor in school meal programs: Measurement of direct costs and their influence on menu planning, Nancy Christensen
A review of studies on luxury hotels over the past two decades, Yin Chu
Understanding ethical consumption decisions: The role of values, attitudes and expectations in the apparel purchasing context, Sonali Diddi
Registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership and dietetic students' consideration of school nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson
Push and pull factors in determining the consumers' motivations for choosing wedding banquet venues: A case study in Chongqing, China, Ling Guan
Consumers' acceptance of wearable technology: Examining solar-powered clothing, Chanmi Hwang
Understanding customers' healthful menu item selection behaviors at casual dining restaurants, Jinhyun Jun
Assessing the challenges and opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Vietnamese apparel retail market, Jong Geun Lee
The effects of product information on consumer attitudes and purchase intentions of fashion products made of fur, leather, and wool, Minjung Lee
Older women's experiences with online apparel shopping, Youngji Lee
Female presidents of Bonwit Teller: Hortense Odlum (1934-40) and Mildred Custin (1965-70), Michael Eugene Mamp
Creativity and its antecedents: An investigation of different assessments and training effects, Anna Llingling Perry
Indian consumers' patronage intention toward shopping malls: Application of an experience economy perspective, Amrut Sadachar
An investigation of Indian consumers' adoption of retail self-service technologies (SSTs): application of the cultural-self perspective and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Rama Srinivasan
Investigating barriers and keys to success when implementing and maintaining farm to school programs: Perspectives of hourly school foodservice employees, Nathan Merrill Stokes
Correlations between parents' academic achievements, emerging adult children's perception of their parents' socio-economic status and the educational attainment of the emerging adult children, Iris Michelle Young-Clark
The effects of hotel performance characteristics on customer online ratings, Wanchen Yu
Theses/Dissertations from 2013
An Evaluation of the Levels of Entrepreneurship and Competitive Advantages in Small Midwestern Agritourism Businesses, Lanlung Chiang
The effects of sleep on performance of undergraduate students working in the hospitality industry as compared to those who are not working in the industry, Yu-Chih Chiang
African American women's use of cosmetics products in relation to their attitudes and self-identity, LaPorchia C. Davis
Current hiring practices in the restaurant industry: An example of California restaurants, Amir S. Durrani
Exploring the relationship between financial behaviors and financial well-being of African American college students at one historically black institution, Vivian Mason Fluellen
The rise and fall of American marionette theatre: Conservation of the Bil Baird puppet collection, 1918-1987, Katharine Celia Greder
Understanding second-hand retailing: A resource based perspective of best practices leading to business success, Jinhee Han
Fashion designers' decision-making process: The influence of cultural values and personal experience in the creative design process, Ja-Young Hwang
Food defense practices of school districts in northern U.S. states, Carol J. Klitzke
Competitiveness of textile and apparel industries in the United States and Japan, Juyoung Lee
Women's body image throughout the adult life span: Latent growth modeling and qualitative approaches, Min Sun Lee
Antecedents of Chinese consumers' adoption of online auctions: An extended TAM study, Rui Li
The correlation between work motives and organizational behaviors for hospitality employees, Yu-Shan Liu
Exploration of plus-size female teens' apparel fit and sizing in the United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo
The benefits and challenges hospitality management students experience by working in conjunction with completing their studies, Donald G. Schoffstall
Analysis of fitting room enviroments: Effects on older clothing shoppers' shopping patronage intention, Kyungnam Seo
Exploring consumers' fit perceptions and satisfaction with apparel fit in general, Eonyou Shin
Stories of the children of the Great Depression: What I learned from my parents, Ardyth Ann Stull
The relationship between hotel staff service delivery with customer attitudinal loyalty and financial outcomes, John Timmerman
Measuring food safety culture: Insights from onsite foodservice operations, Ungku Fatimah Ungku Zainal Abidin
A case study of customer motivation in boutique hotels in Xiamen, China using push-pull theory, Tao Wang
The determinants of textile and apparel export performance in Asian countries, Xinxin Wang
A comparative analysis of investment returns on hotels and casino hotels through the recession, Yani Wei
The effects of experience perceptions on eWOM of U.S. hotel guests' in American and Chinese five-star hotels, Mai Wu
Development of a new mobile application to predict theme park waiting time, Xiaowei Xu
Theses/Dissertations from 2012
Understanding the entrepreneurial potential of female Saudi Arabian family and consumer sciences students and businesswomen, Amal Abdulkader Basaffar
The national standards for teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences: An implementation and revision study, Karen Marie Bergh
A competency model for Culinology® graduates: Evaluation of the Research Chefs Association's Bachelor of Science in Culinology® core competencies, Michael S. Cheng
University foodservice employees' food allergy knowledge, attitudes, practices, training and training needs, Ji Hee Choi
Implementation of school districts' food safety plans and perceptions of support for food safety and training in child nutrition programs in one USDA region, Cynthia Ann Dawso Van Druff
The impact of a intervention program on the knowledge and behaviors of school-age children in Alabama regarding nutrition and physical activity, Angel NiTa Dunlap
How are hotel managers utilizing the training evaluation tools available to them?, Anh Ho
Do new student loan borrowers know what they are signing? A phenomenological study of the financial aid experiences of high school seniors and college freshmen., Carrie Lei Johnson
The museum world: Career skills and training for jobs in textile and clothing historic collections, Caitlyn Kamm
"The new costumes of odd sizes:" Plus sized women's fashions, 1910-1924, Carmen Nicole Keist
Front line hospitality leaders: Knowledge, knowledge acquisition, and ability to effectively lead, Gregory Scott Krawiec
Combining balanced scorecard and data envelopment analysis in kitchen employees performance measurement: An exploratory study, Ju Yup Lee
Tourism Management Dissertation Topics
Tourism management is the discipline that deals with the generalised management along with entrepreneurial, specialised and practical skills and competencies required for effective and efficient outcomes for recreation and leisure travel. Tourism is the fastest growing industry globally that has direct and indirect implications on economic, social and political indicators. In order to maximise the advantages and minimise the disadvantages from tourism development, the discipline has also included the perspectives of social sustainability and policy makers. Traditionally, the countries that have natural comparative advantage were seen as the focal point of the tourism industry, however the economic relationship of the industry has led the countries lacking such comparative advantage to use their history, heritage, culture, festivals and mega-events to promote and develop tourism. Topic suggestions below could help you narrow your research for your tourism dissertation.
• What are the key antecedents shaping domestic and overseas tourism preferences of British tourists?
• Development of decision making framework of British tourists in selecting tourist destinations during the summer holidays.
• Perception and attitude of millennials toward cruise holidays.
• Explicit or implicit factors affecting European city break package tours among British customers.
• Critical analysis of “I Amsterdam” city branding campaign to improve the negative image of Amsterdam.
• Perception and attitude towards Bangkok as a winter holiday destination among British tourists.
• Role of global terrorism in shaping the image of tourism destinations – Case study of Egypt and Tunisia.
• The implications of the Tsunami on the tourism industry in Phuket, Thailand.
• Role of strategic human resource management in developing sustainable competitive advantage in contemporary budget hotel chains.
• What makes South East Asia an attractive tourist destination during winter for British customers?
• The Role of London Olympics in enhancing the scope of tourism to the city.
• Perception and attitude toward Beijing’s world heritage tour among British tourists.
• Use of sporting events to develop tourism branding – Analysis of Qatar with regards to the FIFA World Cup.
• What are the disadvantages of tourism development and how can policy makers minimise them?
Critical evaluation of summer festivals in the UK as a source of domestic tourism development.