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Yawei Wang

Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism

Office:
School of Business
Email:
wangya@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-4099
Degrees:
BA, Zhengzhou University (China)
MA, Zhengzhou University (China)
PhD, Clemson University
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Bio

Yawei holds a Ph.D. in Recreation & Tourism from Clemson University. Her research focuses on travel and tourism - with emphasis on mature tourism and aging. Her teaching interests include introduction to leisure & tourism, behavioral concepts in leisure & tourism, research methods in leisure & tourism. Prior to joining MSU, Yawei worked with the Gerontology Research Interdisciplinary Team in the College of Health Education & Human Development at Clemson.

Expertise

Mature Tourism
Leisure and aging
Sustainable Tourism
Sports and Tourism
Business Analytics

Resume/CV

Office Hours

Fall

Monday
8:50 am - 9:50 am
11:50 am - 12:50 pm
Wednesday
8:50 am - 9:50 am

Research

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • The Influence of Food Tourism Experiences on Tourists' Health<br>Accepted by National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium (NERR) for an oral presentation in 2020.
  • To Lend is to Own: A Game Theoretic Approach to Evaluate eBook Lending Strategy
  • Understanding antecedents of TripAdvisor's GreenLeader participation<br>submitted to the Travel and Tourism Research Association: Advancing Tourism Research Globally in 2021
  • World Expo - The Development of Events in China
  • Hong Cun: Heritage Tourism in China
  • Marketing the Staycation: The Salience of the Local in Destination Branding
  • Match It Up: Strategies for Regulating Positive Emotions<br>submitted to the Travel and Tourism Research Association: Advancing Tourism Research Globally in 2021
  • Segmenting the Rural Tourism Market: The Case of Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Global Imagery Construction through Social Media and Online Interaction
  • Five Star Healing: What can Healthcare Learn from Hotels in Customer Experience Management?
  • Does the Concession Experience Matter for Sports Fans? Implications for Fan Satisfaction and Future Behavior
  • An Exploratory Study of Perceptions of Medical Tourism: A Stakeholder Analysis
  • An Integrative Review on Well-Being in Tourism
  • Analyzing Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies in Tourism and Hospitality Industries<br>Accepted by National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium (NERR) for an oral presentation in 2020.
  • Day-Trippers and Overnight Travelers: An Exploratory Study of Welcome Center Visitors

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Clemson University (2000 - 2005)
  • Assistant Professor, Montclair State University (2006 - 2011)
  • Research Associate, Clemson University (2005 - 2006)
  • Associate Professor, Montclair State University (2011 - 2019)
  • Chairperson, Montclair State University (2014 - 2019)
  • Chairperson/Associate Professor, Montclair State University (2020 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Montclair State University (2019 - 2020)

Consulting

  • Academic, Economics Research Associates/Newark Alliance. (January 2009 - May 2009). North Jersey Partners has requested a survey that gauges consumer awareness of entertainment, arts, and retail opportunities throughout Northern New Jersey. Dr. Weston and I have participated in the teleconferences and developed a survey in Spring 2009.
  • Academic, The Lakewood Blueclaws (Minor League Baseball). (March 2007 - August 2007). Dr. Weston and I were approached by the Blueclaws, who would like to serve their Minor League Baseball fans better. We designed and conducted an online survey for them.

Honors & Awards

  • The Graduate Student Certificate of Excellence, Clemson University (March 2004)
  • Graduate Student Travel Award, Clemson University (March 2004)
  • HEHD Graduate Student Research Poster Winners – Honorable Mention, Clemson University (April 2004)
  • Teaching Fellows Program, Montclair State University (September 2007)

Refereed Published Articles

  • R. Jensen, Y. Wang, S. Weston (2008). How Do Fans React When Sports Teams Are Named After Corporations?. The Sport Journal
  • Y. Wang, W. Norman, F. McGuire (2005). A comparative study of leisure constraints perceived by mature and young travelers. Tourism Review International
  • J. Wang, J. Xia, K. Hollister, Y. Wang (2009). Comparative Analysis of International Education Systems. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector
  • Y. Wang, Y. Zhang, J. Xia, Z. Wang (2008). Segmenting the Mature Travel Market by Motivation. International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies
  • R. Jensen, S. Weston, Y. Wang (2008). How do fans react when sports teams are named after corporations?. The Sport Journal
  • J. Xia, J. Wang, Y. Wang, R. Xing (2008). Stakeholder pressures and the global diffusion of the ISO 14001 initiative: A resource dependence perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Society
  • Y. Wang (2008). Physical activities and health-related quality of life in older adults: Findings from the BRFSS 2000. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Y. Wang, N. Stumbo (2009). Factors Affecting Quality of life for community-dwelling older adults with a disability: Implications for Therapeutic Recreation Practices and Research. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation
  • B. Zhou, J. Hsu, Y. Wang (2010). GIS and GPS Applications in Emerging Economies: Observation and Analysis of a Chinese Logistics Firm. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change
  • N. Stumbo, Y. Wang, S. Pegg (2011). Issues of access: What matters to people with disabilities as they seek leisure experiences. World Leisure Journal
  • Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Colucci, Z. Wang (2011). The Paradigm Shift in Organizational Research. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations
  • Y. Wang, F. McGuire, B. Zhou (2011). The Influence of Travel Experience on Mature Travelers’ Quality of Life. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector
  • P. Chatterjee, Y. Wang (2012). Online Comparison Shopping Behavior of Travel Consumers. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism
  • R. Jensen, Y. Wang, N. Bowman (2012). New League, New Market, New Sponsorship: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes towards Shirt Sponsorship in Major League Soccer.. The Journal of Soccer and Society
  • R. Jensen, N. Bowman, Y. Wang, B. Larson (2012). New League, New Market, New Sponsorship: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes towards Shirt Sponsorship in Major League Soccer. Soccer and Society
  • R. Jensen, B. , L. , Y. Wang (2013). Looking at Corporate Shirt Sponsorship in Soccer from Both Sides of the Pond: Comparing Global Trends versus Major League Soccer. The Journal of Soccer and Society
  • E. Dong, Y. Wang, D. Morais (2013). Segmenting the Rural Tourism Market: The Case of Potter County, Pennsylvania. Journal of Vacation Marketing
  • Y. Wang, E. Dong (2013). Travel Distance of Senior Tourists: An Application of the GIS Techniques. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
  • B. Larson, R. Jensen, Y. Wang (2015). Wanted: Contagious Gameday Staff. Testing the Effect of Smiling on Fan Responses.. Services Marketing Quarterly
  • Y. Yang, L. Jiang, Y. Wang (2022). Why do hotels go green? Understanding TripAdvisor GreenLeaders participation. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
  • G. Nath, Y. Wang, A. Coursey, K. Saha, S. Prabhu, S. Sengupta (2022). Incorporating a Machine Learning Model into a Web-Based Administrative Decision Support Tool for Predicting Workplace Absenteeism. Information/MDPI
  • J. Samuels, Y. Wang (2021). Marketing and Operations Impacts of the Corona Virus Era in Tourism and Leisure Related Industries. Visions in Leisure and Business

Published Proceedings

  • Y. Wang (5s). 2007. Life satisfaction and health perceived by mature travelers: An exploratory study of the past travel experience Proceedings of 2007 International CHRIE Annual Conference
  • Y. Wang (5s). 2007. Segmenting the mature travel market by motivation Proceedings of 2007 International CHRIE Annual Conference
  • Y. Wang, N. Stumbo (5s). 2008. Quality of life for community-dwelling older adults with a disability National Recreation and Park Association Congress: 2008 Leisure Research Symposium (LRS)
  • M. Kay, Y. Wang (5s). 2010. Marketing the Staycation: The Salience of the Local in Destinations Branding the Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA)
  • P. Chatterjee, Y. Wang (5s). 2010. Online Comparison Shopping Behavior of Travel Consumers Proceedings of the 2010 Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA)
  • Y. Wang, S. Weston (5s). 2010. Day-Trippers and Overnight Travelers: An Exploratory Study of Welcome Center Visitors the Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA)
  • Y. Wang, L. Zhang (5s). 2012. Market Segmentation Based on Travelers’ Perceived Destination Image: A Case Study of a Heritage Tourism Destination in China Annals of the Society for Marketing Advances
  • Y. Wang, L. Zhang (5s). 2013. College Students’ Perception of Tourism Destination Attributes Annals of the Society for Marketing Advances
  • Y. Wang, A. Mukherjee (5s). 2014. Healthcare Resort: An Integrated Approach to Re-model Healthcare Services Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science

Books & Chapters

  • S. Kim, L. Lin, Y. Wang (2009). Data mining applications in the hospitality industry. The Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining (2nd Ed.)
  • Y. Wang, S. Weston, L. Lin, S. Kim (2009). Segmenting the mature travel market with data mining tools. The Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining (2nd Ed.)
  • Y. Wang (2010). Ageing Travel Market and Accessibility Requirements. Channel View Publications