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Hugo Tang

Research Interests

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Management

Biography

Chun-Hung (Hugo) Tang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Prior to joining the HTM faculty, Dr. Tang was on the faculty of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Oklahoma State University. His industry experience include: being a member of the team that opened the first Starbucks in Taiwan, assistant stewarding manager at Windows on the World in New York, head butler for the Dalai Lama during his Taiwan visit and manager of three F&B operations at an international tourist hotel.

Dr. Tang's research interests are the applications of financial hedging in the hospitality and tourism industry and revenue management related topics. His works have been awarded the Best Paper at the Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism in 2008 and the W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year in 2009. Dr. Tang also received the Bruce I. Lazarus Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2011. He is also active in advising graduate students.

Education

  •  Ph.D.,Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University, 2008
  •  M.A., Food Service Management, New York University, New York, NY, 1999
  •  B.S. Agricultural Machinery Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994 

Professional Certification

  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust Higher Certificate
  • ServSafe

Courses Taught

  • HTM 14100 Financial accounting for the service industries
  • HTM 24100 Managerial accounting and financial management in hospitality operations
  • HTM 34100 Cost controls in foodservice and lodging
  • HTM 54100 Advanced hospitality accounting and finance systems
  • HTM 60200 Research topics and methods seminar

Recent Publications

  • Sohn, J., Tang, C.H. & Jang, S.C. (Forthcoming) Does the asset-light and fee-oriented strategy create value? International Journal of Hospitality Management.
  • Jang, S. C., Tang, C. H., Park, K., & Hsu, L. T. (Forthcoming) Marketing-finance interface: A direction for hospitality and tourism management. Tourism Economics.
  • Legg, M. P., Tang, C. H., & Slevitch, L. (2012). Does political ideology play a role in destination choice? American Journal of Tourism Research, 1(2), 45-58.
  • Tang, C.H. & Jang, S.C. (2012) Hedging weather risk in nature-based tourism businesses: A proposal for ski resorts. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 36(2), 143-163.
  • Tang, C.H. & Jang, S.C. (2011). Weather risk management strategies for ski resorts: Geographical diversification and financial hedging. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 30(2), 301-311.
  • Tang, C.H. & Jang, S.C. (2010). Does international diversification discount exist in the hotel industry? Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 34(2), 225-246.
  • Tang, C.H. & Jang, S.C. (2009). The tourism-economy causality in the United States: A sub-industry level examination. Tourism Management, 30(4), 553-558.
  • Jang, S.C. & Tang, C.H. (2009). Simultaneous profitability impacts of internationalization and financial leverage: The case of hotel companies. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 33(3), 347-368.
  • Jang, S.C., Tang, C.H. & Chen, M. (2008). Financing behaviors of hotel companies: A longitudinal analysis. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 27(3), 614-622.
  • Tang, C.H. & Jang, S.C. (2008) REIT requirements and hotel REITs' profitability: A comparative analysis. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 27(4), 614-622.
  • Tang, C.H. & Jang, S.C. (2007). Revisit to the determinants of capital structure: A comparison between lodging firms and software firms. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 26(1), 175-187.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award (2008). The 13th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Students Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Orlando, Florida, January 3-5, 2008 (with S. Jang)
  • W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year 2009 (with S. Jang and M. Chen)

Professional Affiliations

  • CHRIE, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • Financial Management Association International