Hugo Tang

Research Interests

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Management

Biography

Dr. Chun-Hung (Hugo) Tang has a diverse experience in the hospitality industry, ranging from chain restaurants to upscale hotels. Dr. Tang’s research interests are financial risk management and revenue management. In the financial risk management area, Tang’s studies focus on applying financial tools and methodology to address operational risks, such as commodity price risk, weather volatility, and interest rate risk, in the hospitality industry. In the revenue management area, he is interested in issues related to dynamic pricing and distribution channel management. 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 is also a recipient of the Bruce I. Lazarus Undergraduate Teaching Award.

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 Experience

  • Associate Professor, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University, 2016- present
  • Assistant Professor, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University, 2010- 2016
  • Assistant Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Oklahoma State University, 2008 – 2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Hospitality Management, TungHai University, Taiwan, 2002-2004
  • Restaurant Manager, The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei, 2000-2002
  • Assistant Stewarding Manager, Windows on the World, 1999-2000

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 38100 Revenue Management in the Lodging Industry
  • HTM 54100 Advanced hospitality accounting and finance systems
  • HTM 60200 Research topics and methods seminar

Recent Publications

  • Tang, C. H. (2015). Determinants of commodity price risk exposure in the restaurant industry: An analysis by commodity price cycles. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 45, 121-129.
  • Nicely, A. & Tang, C. H. (2015). From tertiary education to innovation at work: What is really important for hotel managers? International Journal of Hospitality Management, 51, 135-137.
  • Yen, C. & Tang, C. H. (2015). Hotel attribute performance, eWOM motivations, and media choice. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 46, 79-88.
  • Tang, C. H. & Lee, J. (2014). Employee satisfaction and long-run shareholder returns. Service Industries Journal 34(14), 1167-1183.
  • Sohn, J., Tang, C. H. & Jang, S. C. (2014). Asymmetric impacts of the asset-light and fee-oriented strategy: The business cycle matters! International Journal of Hospitality Management, 40, 100-108.
  • Wen, X., Lehto, X., Sydnor, S., & Tang, C. H. (2014). Investigating resort attribute preferences of Chinese consumers: A study of the post-80s and their predecessors. Journal of China Tourism Research, 10(4), 448-474.
  • Jang, S.  C., Tang, C. H., Park, K., & Hsu, L. T. (2013). Marketing-finance interface: A direction for hospitality and tourism management. Tourism Economics, 19(5), 1197-1206.
  • Sohn, J., Tang, C. H. & Jang, S.C. (2013). Does the asset-light and fee-oriented strategy create value? International Journal of Hospitality Management, 32, 270-277.
  • 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

Hugo Tang

Associate Professor

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