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    • On Indexing Commercial Real Estate Properties and Portfolios 

      Boudry, Walter I.; Coulson, N. Edward; Kallberg, Jarl G.; Liu, Crocker H. (2013-01-17)
      Commercial real estate indices play an important role in performance evaluation and overall investment strategy. However, the issue of how representative they are of the returns on portfolios of commercial properties is ...
    • On the Hybrid Nature of REITs 

      Boudry, Walter I.; Coulson, N. Edward; Kallberg, Jarl G.; Liu, Crocker H. (2011-02-09)
      The consensus that emerges from the current research on the linkage between securitized and direct investment in real estate is that direct (private) real estate returns play a relatively minor role in the real estate ...
    • Online, Mobile, and Text Food Ordering in the U.S. Restaurant Industry 

      Kimes, Sheryl E.; Laque, Philipp (2011-03-02)
      A survey of the top 326 U.S. restaurant chains in all categories finds the industry gradually adopting electronic ordering, in the form of online, mobile, and text orders. Quick-service chains, most notably those selling ...
    • Operational Hedging and Exchange Rate Risk: A Cross-sectional Examination of Canada’s Hotel Industry 

      Chang, Charles; Ma, Liya (2009-10-01)
      Rather than engage in expensive and complicated currency hedging, hotels operating in an international environment can gain similar benefits from their normal operations, including revenue management. An analysis of 1,032 ...
    • Oppenheim Architecture's Meredith Oppenheim on Creating a New Standard for Senior Living 

      Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (2017-02-16)
      Meredith Oppenheim, A&S '95, discusses her role as a strategic advisor at Oppenheim Architecture and some of the challenges associated with the balance of healthcare and hospitality in senior living. Oppenheim Architecture ...
    • Optimizing a Personal Wine Cellar 

      Thompson, Gary M.; Mutkoski, Stephen A. (2008-03-01)
      This report takes what we believe to be the first scientific approach to optimizing a personal wine cellar. We identify the key factors related to optimizing a personal cellar: performance metrics, such as drinking the ...
    • Optimizing Hotel Pricing: A New Approach to Hotel Reservations 

      Liu, Peng (2012-08-02)
      This report discusses the economic basis and provides a description of a new hotel reservation pricing approach. In addition, the second half of this report provides a step-by-step key to the screens and functionality of ...
    • $ or Dollars: Effects of Menu-price Formats on Restaurant Checks 

      Yang, Sybil S.; Kimes, Sheryl E.; Sessarego, Mauro M. (2009-05-01)
      Empirical research on menu design and price presentation has focused primarily on menus’ effects on consumers’ attitudes, and not necessarily on actual purchase behavior. This study examines how customers reacted to menus’ ...
    • Organizational Downsizing: How Communication Networks Connect with Employee Performance 

      Susskind, Alex M.; Moore, Ozias A.; Kacmar, K. Michele (2018-03-29)
      When an international hotel firm eliminated about one-quarter of the positions at its corporate headquarters, it opened a window into the turbulence that downsizing survivors experience in establishing new networks. This ...
    • Panel: Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Health, Hospitality and Design 

      Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (2017-05-31)
      Hospitality, healthcare and design areas are beginning to intersect more frequently, providing collaborative business opportunities for entrepreneurs. This panel provides the audience with perspectives on some of the many ...
    • Patient Experience Rx: Healing the Whole Human Insights from the 2018 CIHF Mini-Symposium 

      Negrea, Sherrie (2018-07-01)
      [Excerpt] The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) sponsored a mini-symposium on April 12 and 13 that explored the shift toward a consumer-centered approach in healthcare. Nearly 100 industry experts, scholars, ...
    • Perceived Fairness of Restaurant Waitlist-management Policies 

      McGuire, Kelly A.; Kimes, Sheryl E. (2005-02-01)
      When a restaurant is full, its managers have to determine which of several tactics they will use to seat the customers who are waiting in line for a table. The waiting guests generally might expect that the restaurant would ...
    • Perceptions of MOOC Utility: How Expectations Affect Perceived Outcomes of Massive Online Open Courses 

      Tracey, J. Bruce; Swart, Magdalena Petronella; Murphy, Jamie (2018-05-01)
      Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer a novel learning context in which participants have complete discretion regarding their engagement with the course content. Consequently, some of the participants’ individual ...
    • The Phoenix Is Rising 

      Liu, Crocker; Nowak, Adam; White, Robert Jr (2021-04-19)
      Although the price of hotels along the east coast declined again this quarter the rate of decline has continued to lessen. Hotels in gateway cities reversed course, outperforming hotels in non-gateway cities. Our moving ...
    • Planning for the Future of U.S. Health Care: A Conversation with Steve Kramer 

      Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (2017-07-07)
      Steve Kramer, President and CEO, Mayflower Retirement Community, looks ahead to the challenges of an exploding elderly population over the next 5-10 years. He also discusses the evolution of health care and the societal ...
    • Pole Vaulting to New High 

      Liu, Crocker; Nowak, Adam; White, Robert Jr (2021-11-01)
      Hotel prices continued to gain ground during the recent quarter, regaining losses incurred during the pandemic. Prices in all regions are reverting to their long-term average, with hotels in the Pacific and South Atlantic ...
    • Positioning a Place: Developing a Compelling Destination Brand 

      Kwortnik, Robert J. Jr.; Hawkes, Ethan (2011-01-02)
      The process of building a brand begins with a clear understanding of what consumers desire from a particular product or service. This understanding is then translated into a promise, which is the basis of the brand and ...
    • Pre- and Post-COVID Travel Preferences 

      Canina, Linda; McQuiddy-Davis, Nicole (2020-09-29)
      COVID-19 has disrupted travel and the hospitality industry like no other historical event. As travel slowly resumes in the US under strict government guidelines, our survey results suggest that travel-related businesses ...
    • Preferences and Attitudes of Chinese Outbound Travelers: The Hotel Industry Welcomes a Growing Market Segment 

      Liu, Peng; Zhou, Lingqiang; Chandnani, Raj (2013-03-01)
      Numbering more than 70 million, the market of outbound Chinese travelers is already large and continues to grow. A survey of Chinese travel operators paints a picture of their clients as a focused group of travelers who ...
    • Preferred Stock: Some Insights into Capital Structure 

      Kallberg, Jarl; Liu, Crocker H.; Villupuram, Sriram (2013-01-11)
      This study analyzes the reactions of equity holders and bondholders to the announcement of 427 preferred stock issues. We document an average equity announcement effect of –0:65%. This reaction is positively influenced by ...