C.V. for Kwanglim Seo, Ph.D

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CURRICULUM VITAE

KWANGLIM SEO
Ph.D.
School of Travel Industry Management
University of Hawaii, Manoa
217 George Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-4884
Fax: (808) 956-5378
Email: kwanglim@hawaii.edu

Education

The Pennsylvania State University – 2012

School of Hospitality Management, University Park, Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Hospitality Management,
Specialized in Hospitality Financial Management

University of Strathclyde – 2005

Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, U.K.
M.S. in International Hospitality Management

Sejong University – 2000

Department of Economics and Trade, Seoul, Korea
B.S. in Economics

Academic Experience

Associate Professor
University of Hawaii, Manoa, School of Travel Industry Management

Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii, Manoa, School of Travel Industry Management

Graduate Assistant and Instructor
Pennsylvania State University, School of Hospitality Management

Lecturer
Kyonggi University, College of Tourism Sciences, Seoul, Korea

Courses Taught

  • TIM 305 – Financial Management in the Travel Industry
  • TIM 403 – Revenue Management in the Travel Industry
  • TIM 601 – Research Applications in Travel Industry Management

Publications

Referred Journal Articles

Seo, K., & Sharma, A. (2018). CEO overconfidence and the effects of equity-based compensation on strategic risk-taking in the U.S. restaurant industry. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. 42(2), 224-259.

Seo, K., Kim, E. E., & Sharma, A. (2017). Examining the determinants of long-term debt in the U.S. restaurant industry: Does CEO overconfidence affect debt maturity decisions? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(5), 1501-1520.

Seo, K. (2017). Franchising and investment-cash flow sensitivities: An examination of restaurant firms. Academy of Global Hospitality and Tourism Journal (accepted).

Seo, K. (2016). The effect of leverage on firm performance in competitive casino markets. Tourism and Hospitality Research. DOI: 10.1177/1467358416671564.

Seo, K. (2016). The effect of franchising on debt maturity in the U.S. restaurant industry. Tourism Economics, 22(6), 1404-1422.

Seo, K., Moon, J., & Lee, S. (2015). Synergy of corporate social responsibility and service quality for airlines: The moderating role of carrier type. Journal of Air Transport Management, 47, 126-134.

Sharma, A., Moon, J., Baig, J., Choi, J., Seo, K., & Donatone, L.C. (2015). Cost-benefit framework for K-12 foodservice outsourcing decisions. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 45, 69-72.

Kim, E. E., Seo, K., & Schrier, T.R. (2014). The perceived credibility of positive and negative word of mouth. Pan-Pacific Journal of Business Research, 5(2), 37-48.

Seo, K., & Sharma, A. (2013). Does executive equity-based compensation encourage strategic risk- taking?: Examining the effects of equity-based compensation in the U.S. restaurant industry. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 13(2), 76-101.

Lee, S., Seo, K., & Sharma, A. (2013). Corporate social responsibility and firm performance in the airline industry: The moderating role of oil prices. Tourism Management, 38, 20-30.

Basak, D. G., Seo, K., Kucukusta, D., & Lee, S. (2013). CEO duality and firm performance in the U.S. restaurant industry: Moderating role of restaurant type. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 33, 339-346.

Seo, K., & Sharma, A. (2012). Performance analysis of lodging REITs in relation to market segments. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 13(3), 215-232.

Sharma, A., Roberts, K. R., & Seo, K. (2011). HACCP cost analysis in retail food establishments. Food Protection Trends, 31(12), 834-844.

Book Chapters

Seo., K. (2018). Economic costs and benefits for decision-making in foodservice. In Sharma, A., Hema, K., Dipietro, R., Motta, V., Saulais, L., Jaykumar, A., Quyang, Y., Soh, J., & Roberts, K., The influence of managerial traits in the foodservice industry. Watertown, NJ: Apple Academic Press.

Conference Proceedings

Seo, K., & Soh, J. “Asset ownership, investment-cash flow sensitivity, and return on invested capital in the U.S. lodging industry.” Proceedings of The 2017 Academy of Global Hospitality & Tourism Conference, Cheongju, Korea. May 2017.

Seo, K. “Same-day discounting’s effect on consumers’ evaluations of a hotel.” Proceedings of The 2016 Annual Euro Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Conference, Budapest, Hungary. October 2016.

Seo, K., & Soh, J. “Franchising and investment-cash flow sensitivities during the recent financial crisis.” Proceedings of The 14th Annual Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. May 2016.

Seo, K. “Does leverage really help create value?: Growth strategy in the U.S. casino industry.” Proceedings of The 78th Tourism Sciences Society of Korea (TOSOK) International Tourism Conference, Seoul, Korea. July 2015.

Chui, T.Y., & Seo, K. “Cultural influence on perceived web reviews, impression and booking intention of hotel potential customers: A cross-cultural conceptual framework.” Proceedings of The 20th Annual Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Education and Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Tampa, FL. January 2015.

Borge, C., & Seo, K. “Exploring the economic impact of the University of Hawaii on Oahu’s tourism and local economy.” Proceedings of the 4th Korea America Hospitality & Tourism Educators Conference, Las Vegas, NV. April 2014.

Chui, T.Y., & Seo, K. “The effect of customized services and products on consumers’ willingness to pay for hotel rooms.” Proceedings of The 19th Annual Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Education and Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, TX. January 2014.

Seo, K., & Sharma, A. “Does executive equity-based compensation encourage strategic risk-taking?: Examining the effects of equity-based compensation in the U.S. restaurant industry.” Proceedings of The 76th International Tourism Conference, Seoul, Korea. July 2013.

Moon, J., Sharma, A., & Seo, K. “Factors influencing dividend decisions in the U.S. airline industry.”. Proceedings of The 18th Annual Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Education and Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Seattle, WA. January 2013.

Seo, K., & Sharma, A. “The effect of franchising on the strategic investment in the U.S. restaurant industry.” Proceedings of The 17th Annual Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Education and Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Auburn, AL. January 2012.

Seo, K., & Sharma, A. “The effect of managerial overconfidence on the use of long-term debt in the U.S. restaurant industry.” Proceedings of The 17th Annual Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Education and Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Auburn, AL. January 2012.

Research Specialization/Interests

  • Managerial decision-making and its impact on corporate policies.
  • Executive compensation and agency problem related issues.
  • Franchising and strategic management related issues.
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Airline revenue and profit optimization.
  • Cost-benefit analysis of decisions associated with food service environments.
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) related issues.

Professional Experience

 

Night Manager
Reviera Hotel, Daejeon, Korea

 

Assistant Banquet Manager
Holiday Inn Hotel, Glasgow, U.K.

 

Restaurant Supervisor
OKO Restaurant, Glasgow, U.K.

 

Stock Broker/Futures and Options Trader
Seoul Securities, Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea

Best Paper Award at the 2017 Academy of Global Hospitality & Tourism Conference, Cheongju, Korea. May 2017.

Best Paper Award at the 2016 Academy of Global Hospitality & Tourism Conference, Seoul, Korea. May 2016.

Distinguished Member, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), Manoa, Hawaii. Aug 2014.

Excellent Paper Award at the 2013 TOSOK International Tourism Conference, Seoul, Korea. July 2013.

Departmental Scholarship for International Students, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. May 2004

Member, Faculty Search Committee, School of Travel Industry Management, Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Chair, Faculty Research Committee, School of Travel Industry Management, Fall 2014-Spring 2015.

Faculty Representative, UHPA, University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, Fall 2013-Spring 2016.

Faculty Advisor, HSMAI, Hawaii Student Chapter, Fall 2013-Present.

Faculty Advisor, Young Skal International, Hawaii Student Chapter, Fall 2013-Fall 2014.

Secretary, Faculty Senate Committee, School of Travel Industry Management, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Chair, Faculty Search Committee, School of Travel Industry Management, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Member, Faculty Search Committee, School of Travel Industry Management, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

International Journal of Hospitality Management

International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration

Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research

Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing

Journal of Air Transport Management

Tourism Management

Tourism Economics

Board member, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Hawaii Chapter

Member, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA)

Member, Association of Hospitality Financial Management Education (AHFME)

Member, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

Member, Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE)

Member, Skal International, Hawaii Chapter

Member, American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME), HSMAI
Content areas: Revenue opportunities maximization and profit optimization in the field of hotel revenue management.

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA), STR SHARE Center
Content areas: Hotel industry analytical foundations, Hotel math fundamentals, Property level benchmarking, Hotel industry performance reports.