Advanced Research and Journal Writing Laboratory in Asymmetric Modeling via Computing with Words

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A rare hands-on instructional session on one of the latest innovative and cutting edge research techniques and how it can enhance academic publication opportunities

 

The session is conducted in English. Limited places available.

Deadline for pre-registration: 15th October 2019

 

Date and Venue


Date: 7-9 January 2020 (3 full-days of instruction; starting each day at 09:00 and closing each day at 16:30)

Venue:  Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao SAR, China    



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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Researchers, scholars, higher education faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students



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ACCOMMODATION

IFT Dormitory, East Asia Hall, Taipa Campus

MOP300 per night per room

(free shuttle bus between the dormitory and the venue before and after session during 7-9 Jan 2020)

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REGISTRATION FEE

Macao ID holder: MOP6,460

Non-Macao ID holder: MOP8,400

(*Exchange rate USD1 ~ MOP8)


Skills and learning objectives

  • Learn why and how to switch theory and data analysis from variable to case-based modeling;

  • Learn how to calibrate (convert) values in variables into membership scores;

  • Learn how to test a priori model propositions for accuracy and coverage using fsQCA;

  • Learn how to analyze (create and test) for alternative models that achieve high accuracy in predicting outcomes;

  • Learn how to create  visuals of theoretical models using Venn diagrams;

  • Learn how to use the free software for algorithm model building and testing (available at fsQCA.com);

  • Learn how to test for the predictive validity of your highly accurate models on additional sets of data—you can generalize sample findings to populations in case study research not only generalizing to theory;

  • Learn how to use complexity theory tenets as the foundational propositions in your theory;

  • Learn how to write your research manuscript for acceptance by top tier journal publications from Prof. Woodside who will be coaching participants hands-on during and off sessions.


Instructor

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Arch G. Woodside is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korean, Honorary Professor of Marketing, Curtin University, Perth, Australia (arch.woodside@curtin.edu.au), and Professor of Marketing (Retired), Boston College (arch.wooside@bc.edu). 


He is the current Editor-in-Chief (2016 - ), Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science and former Editor-in-Chief (1975-2015), Journal of Business Research (now the top-ranked marketing journal globally in the Google’s h-5 index).  He is Editor in Chief, Advances in Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research (annual book series.  He is Editor in Chief, Advances in Business Marketing & Purchasing (annual book series).  Arch has published 500+ research articles in 50+ marketing and psychology journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Social Psychology, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Annals of Tourism Research, the International Marketing Review, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. 


He was the founding Editor in Chief, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research. His degrees include a PhD in Business Administration (Penn State, 1968); Doctoris Honoris Causa (University of Montreal, 2013); Doctor of Letters (Kent State University, 2015).  He is a member and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Divisions 8 and 23 of APA), International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Society for Marketing Advances, and the Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy. 


Exclusive materials and resources for participants

  • At the workshop, participants receive workbook of PPT slides, readings, and data file exercises;

  • Free electronic copy of Arch G. Woodside (2017), The Complexity Turn: Cultural, Management, and Marketing Applications, Berlin: Springer; ;

  • Free electronic copy of Arch G. Woodside (2010) (1st Edition), Case Study Research: Theory, Methods, Practice Bingley, UK: Emerald;

  • Free electronic copy of new book “Accurate case-Outcome Modeling” will be given to each participant at or after the workshop;

  • Participants receive up-to-half day individual, free consultation on their research projects: design, data analysis, writing, paper review, and submission with Prof. Woodside via Skype and/or email.


Admission and equipment requirements

Workshop participants are requested to bring pc laptop (NOT an Apple laptop) to the sessions; please upload free software, fsQCA.com, version 2.0; download at http://www.u.arizona.edu/~cragin/fsQCA/software.shtml


Pre-conference homework assignment:  Workshop participants are requested to read the following article before January 3, 2020:  Arch G. Woodside (2014), Embrace•perform•model: Complexity theory, contrarian case analysis, and multiple realities, Journal of Business Research, 67, 2495, 2503. Available at www.archwoodside.com.


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DISCLAIMER: The session may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. In the case of cancellation during the pre-registration stage, participants will be notified as soon as possible and will not be subject to any charge or compensation.


Should you encounter any problem when accessing the form above or have any enquiry, please contact us at itrc@ift.edu.mo


ICE2020 Conference (14-17 Apr 2020, Cape Town, South Africa)

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Previously held in the UK, Asia and North America, and building on the success of previous ICE events, Cape Peninsula University of Technology is proudly hosting the 5th International Conference on Events, Making New Waves in Africa: Exploring New Frontiers in Festivals and Events, in Cape Town, South Africa on 14 to 17 April 2020. 

The aim of this international conference is to debate the way in which we see, think and undertake events management research, pedagogy, policy and practice. Acknowledging the growing international research in the events field, the organisers invite submissions from researchers, academics and industry experts who have an interest in events management. 

This four-day conference will encompass presentations, e-posters and workshops where participants will bring their expertise to create new waves of support for the future of events. Within the context of exploring new frontiers in festivals and events, this conference will examine a variety of contemporary global issues in events and festivals, combing academic discipline with professional practice. 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission: 30 September 2019

  • Confirmation of abstract acceptance: 25 November 2019

  • Full paper submission (optional): 3 February 2020

  • Early bird registration: 16 December 2019

For more information, please visit ICE2020 website at https://www.ice2020.org/

TRMC2019 Conference (27-28 Oct 2019, Tianjin China)

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The INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Tourism and Retail Service Management 2019 (TRMC2019) with theme: New Challenges and Opportunities in Tourism and Retail Services hosted by College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, China will be jointly organised by Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao SAR, China and College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, University of South Carolina, USA on 27-28 October 2019 in Tianjin China.

The Conference theme is “New Challenges and Opportunities in Tourism and Retail Services”. In 2019, we are facing decelerating economic growth globally, which brings both serious challenges and tremendous opportunities for tourism and retail industries. The emerging issues and changes call for more discussions and serious investigation.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract submission: Due on or before June 5, 2019

Acceptance notification: July 5, 2019

Early bird registration deadline: July 20, 2019

Full paper submission deadline: September 15, 2019*

Final registration deadline: September 27, 2019

Conference begins: October 27, 2019

* For inclusion in proceedings, authors and contributors MUST submit complete manuscript AND register by the September 27, 2019 registration deadline.

For more information, please visit the Conference’s website https://www.tourismandretailconference.org/

Public seminar "Is there a crisis in research?" by Prof. Chris Ryan

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Prof. Chris Ryan will be holding the public seminar “Is there a crisis in research?” on 21st May 2019 at IFT. The seminar will be conducted in English only.

If you are interested, you may register in the form below for free by 15th May 2019.

Date: Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Date: 3:00PM –4:30PM

Venue: Auditorium, Team Building, Mong-Ha Campus, IFT, Macao, China

Moderator: Dr. Cora Wong, Assistant Professor of IFT

Professor Chris Ryan     University of Waikato,     New Zealand

Professor Chris Ryan

University of Waikato,

New Zealand

About the speaker


Professor Chris Ryan undertakes research in the field of tourism, and has developed research interests in China in the last two decades, including contractual work with Chinese partners such as Beijing Union University and others. He has also undertaken reports for the United Nations World Tourism Organization in China, is editor of Tourism Management, and at the time of writing has a h-index of 64 according to Google Scholar.

His research interests include tourist behaviours and the consequences of those behaviours in terms of impacts - social, psychological and environmental; and the business organisations that shape those tourist experiences.

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GBA Tourism Research Exchange

 
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About 30 participants attended the inaugural “Tourism Research Exchange” on 13 March 2019 at IFT. Four institutions were invited to share their research and experiences at the Research Exchange which provided an opportunity for tourism and hotel faculty within the Greater Bay Area to get together to meet, share, and find out about what research activities colleagues are engaging in.

 

More information and the abstracts of the presentations can be found at the Research Exchange’s web page.


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Public Forum on SMART TOURISM, SMART DESTINATIONS

 
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The Public Forum on "SMART TOURISM, SMART DESTINATIONS" will will take place on Friday, 22 February 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, at theGrand Hall, Mong-Ha Campus of the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao. We will discuss developments in and deployment of smart and E-tourism technologies for the Greater Bay Area, as well as the opportunities and challenges they bring for tourism, the hospitality and travel industries, and communities. 

Participation in the session is free-of-charge but prior registration is required. The Forum will be conducted in English, with simultaneous translation (English to Mandarin) provided for only 25 attendees on a first-come-first-served basis (due to the limited number of earphones).

Agenda

3:00pm  Presentation by Mr. Ricky Hoi, Deputy Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office

3:20pm  Presentation by Prof. Rob Law, Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management 

3:40pm  Presentation by Dr. Jason Ni, Executive Director, Research, Planning and Strategy of Wynn Macau 

4:000pm  Panel discussion and Q&A, Moderated by Dr. Shanshan Qi, Assistant Professor of the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao

4:30-5:00pm  Refreshments and networking

Registration and more information

Please visit https://bit.ly/2HtrXzb

About the Forum

This will be the fourth special open-to-the-public forum organized by IFT as part of its Greater Bay Area initiatives in training, education, and research, undertaken jointly with Sun Yet Sen University’s School of Tourism and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study online survey 2018 (part 2) 澳門人力資源監察調查2018(第二期)網上問卷

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WIN MOP1,000 F&B voucher at the michelin-recommended IFT educational restaurant BY completing our online survey

We invite full-time employees in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey on the Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study (MHRM). This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete this survey and your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into a lucky draw for MOP1,000 voucher of our IFT Educational Restaurant - a MICHELIN-RECOMMENDED restaurant.

We are collecting data between 21 and 31 December 2018. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

填問卷有機會贏取米芝蓮推薦的旅遊學院教學餐廳MOP1,000餐飲禮券

我們誠意邀請本澳全職工作人士參與澳門人力資源監察調查(MHRM)的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要10-15分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷。

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與抽獎贏取旅遊學院教學餐廳-米芝蓮推薦餐廳- MOP1,000 餐飲禮券

問卷調查日期2018年12月21至31日,如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo。

 

IFT, SYS and HKPU organised the GBA Collaborative Tourism Research Forum


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On 8 May, Macao’s Institute for Tourism Studies’ Tourism Research Centre (ITRC), the School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-Sen University (SYS), and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) jointly organised The Greater Bay Area Collaborative Tourism Research Forum. The Forum was unique because of its working and interactive

format with the audience, which was designed for the purpose of defining a collaborative research agenda for tourism stakeholders in the Greater Bay Area. The Forum provided an opportunity for hospitality and tourism policymakers, industry executives, and researchers in the Greater Bay Area to discuss, identify and prioritise future joint research needed to address the myriad challenges and opportunities regarding the long-term tourism development of the Greater Bay Area.  

 

The Forum was comprised of two sessions. The first consisted of short statements delivered by the three Co-Chairs of the Forum, wherein they broadly outlined some key issues, trends, developments, and rationales for cooperation. The Co-Chairs of the Forum included Professor Jigang Bao, Dean of the School of Tourism and Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, Professor Haiyan Song, Associate Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic, and Dr. Fanny Vong, President of IFT.

 

The second session consisted of participants being broken down into several smaller groups during which they held intense and interactive discussions and shared their opinions as to what issues, problems, and challenges were most pressing and important for research to address.

 

A total of 110 participants registered for the event, including representatives from HKP, SYS, and IFT, as well as other higher educational institutions in the GBA. Other participants included community members from across the GBA policy-makers, government officials, industry executives, and members of various community interest groups, think-tanks and private associations.

The event photos have been uploaded to the Forum's webpage, please feel free to view and download. 

 

5月8日,旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心與中山大學旅遊學院及香港理工大學酒店及旅遊業管理學院合辦大灣區旅遊研究合作論壇。是次論壇的獨特之處在於其與參與者的工作性和互動性,來為大灣區旅遊利益相關者合作研究制定研究議程。 論壇為大灣區的酒店和旅遊政策制定者合作研究、行業主管和研究人員提供了一個很好的機會去探討大灣區在長期旅遊發展中面臨的挑戰和機遇,並辨識未來聯合旅遊研究優先課題的議程。

 

是次論壇有兩個部分,首先是由論壇的三位聯席主持發表簡述,他們廣泛地概述了一些關鍵問題、趨勢、發展和合作原因。 論壇聯席主持包括中山大學旅遊學院院長保繼剛教授、香港理工大學酒店及旅遊業管理學院副院長及講座教授宋海岩教授及旅遊學院院長黃竹君博士。

 

第二部分參與者分成幾個小組來進行激烈而互動的討論,並對於研究定立出問題及討論最緊迫重要的挑戰。

 

約有110名人士登記參與論壇,當中包括香港理工大學、中山大學及旅遊學院的代表和大灣區其他的高等院教學者和研究人員,另外更包括來自大灣區各地的政策制訂者、政府官員、社區持分者、智囊團和社團等多個代表。

 

會議論文集和活動相片己上載至論壇網頁,歡迎閱讀。


The International Conference on Tourism and Retail Management 2018

The 5th International Conference on Branding and Marketing (DBM-V) organized by Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao China (IFT) together with co-organizers including University of South Carolina, U.S.A, University of Surrey, U.K. and Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University, U.K. will be held at IFT, Macao China during 3-5 December 2014.

The 3rd Annual Conference of the International Place Brand Association hosted by DBM-VI

The 5th International Conference on Branding and Marketing (DBM-V) organized by Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao China (IFT) together with co-organizers including University of South Carolina, U.S.A, University of Surrey, U.K. and Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University, U.K. will be held at IFT, Macao China during 3-5 December 2014.

IFT and Nankai joint Forum on China's Belt and Road Initiative was successfully held


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IFT Tourism Research Centre of the Institute for Tourism Studies (ITRC) and the College of Tourism and Service Management of Nankai University jointly organised an international forum with Nankai University on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Long-term Implications for Global Travel and Tourism on 20th April.  

 

The international forum invited international scholars and experts in panel discussions to jointly share their insights and exchange ideas on key questions related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative’s long-term impact on global travel and tourism.

During the event, President of IFT, Dr. Fanny Vong and Dean Designate of College of Tourism and Service Management of Nankai University, Prof. Hanqin Qiu gave their welcome remarks respectively. Moderators and discussants of the panel discussions included Emeritus Professor of International Tourism of the University of Strathclyde, UK and elected member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Prof. Carson Lewis Jenkins, Assistant Professor of IFT, Dr. Eve Ren, Prof. Richard W. X. Hu, Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Hong Kong, Dr. Tim Summers, Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Hanqin Qiu, College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, Dr. Hong Yu, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore and Dr. Yanzheng Tuo, Silk Road Tourism Research Center, Nankai University. 

 

While most discussions about the Belt and Road revolve around infrastructure, economic, and trade development, few, if any, in-depth dialogues have taken place focusing on the initiative’s long-term impact on global travel and tourism. Given the Belt and Road initiative also envisions cooperation in regional tourism and the development of cross-country tourism routes and products, the aim of this forum was to discuss and address some of the most important issues affecting global travel and tourism as a result of the momentous change, opportunities, as well as challenges brought forth by the Belt and Road initiative.

 

Through organising and participating in international conferences, ITRC of IFT plays a more active role in fostering research locally and internationally. Its collaboration with other universities helps bring attention to the most relevant issues about tourism related developments as well as benefit the tourism development of Macao in the long run.

 

The Proceedings papers and the event photos have been uploaded to the Forum's webpage, please feel free to view and download. 

 

是次論壇邀請到多位各地學者及專家出席,並就 “一帶一路” 對全球旅遊業的長期影響相關的重要議題作探討和互相交流。

 

活動上,旅遊學院院長黃竹君博士及南開大學旅遊與服務學院侯任院長邱漢琴教授分別致歡迎詞。專題討論主持及討論者包括英國斯特拉斯克萊德大學國際旅遊榮譽教授及國際旅遊研究院當選委員Carson Lewis Jenkins教授、旅遊學院副教授任連萍博士、香港大學政治與公共行政學系胡偉星教授、香港中文大學中國研究中心夏添恩博士、南開大學旅遊與服務學院邱漢琴教授、新加坡國立大學東亞研究所余虹博士及南開大學旅遊與服務學院絲路旅遊研究中心妥艷媜博士。

 

中國的 “一帶一路” 倡議旨在實現有史以來最具抱負和影響深遠的國際合作計劃之一,涉及亞洲、歐洲和非洲大陸60多個國家和地區,目標為促進這些國家之間更緊密的合作。儘管關於 “一帶一路” 的大部分討論圍繞著基礎設施、經濟和貿易發展,但該倡議對全球旅遊業的長期影響,則幾乎沒有任何深入的議論。由於 “一帶一路” 倡議設想在區域旅遊和跨國旅遊路線以及產品方面進行合作,本論壇的目的是討論和解析因重大變革、機遇以及 “一帶一路” 倡議帶來的挑戰而影響全球旅遊業的一些重要課題。

 

旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心通過組織和參加國際會議,使其在澳門及國際旅遊業研究上擔當更積極的角色。此外,該中心與其他大學和機構的合作,促使社會關注旅遊業發展的相關課題,長遠有利於澳門旅遊業的發展。

 

會議論文集和活動相片己上載至論壇網頁,歡迎閱讀。


The Greater Bay Area Collaborative Tourism Research Forum 大灣區旅遊研究合作論壇


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The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) will be hosting the "The Greater Bay Area Collaborative Tourism Research Forumwhich is jointly orangnised by the School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on Tuesday, 8th May in the Taipa Campus of IFT.

 

It is an agenda-setting forum to identify and prioritize future joint and collaborative tourism reserch needed to address the challenges and opportunities facing the long-term tourism development of the Greater Bay Area.  

 

The Forum invites policy-makers, government officials, and decision-makers of all backgrounds and areas to participate and  raise pertinent points for research. We also invite scholars, researchers, community interest groups, think-tanks and private associations to participate. Members from the travel and hospitality industries, industry associations, and stakeholders from the Greater Bay Area are very much welcome to attend and share their opinions, as are members of the general public.

 

For details of the Forum and registration, please visit the Forum's webpage.

 

由旅遊學院、中山大學旅遊學院和香港理工大學酒店及旅遊業管理學院合辦的“大灣區旅遊研究合作論壇”於2018年5月8日在旅遊學院氹仔校區展望樓舉行。

 

本場為議程設壇,旨在透過探討大灣區在長期旅遊發展中面臨的挑戰和機遇來辨識未來聯合旅遊研究優先課題。

 

論壇誠邀政策制訂者、政府官員和不同背景和領域的決策者參與和提出其他相關的研究課題。 論壇還邀請學者、研究人員、社區持分者、智囊團和社團參加。 同時亦非常歡迎來自大灣區的旅遊和款客業界、相關持分者及公眾參加並分享他們的意見。 

 

如欲報名參與和論壇詳程,請瀏覽論壇網頁

 

 


Date and venue of the Forum:

Date: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Time: 3:00-5:30pm

Venue: Grand Hall, TAIPA CAMPUS, IFT

 

論壇舉行地點和時間:

日期: 2018手5月8日

時間: 下午3:00-5:30

地點: 旅遊學院氹仔校區,展望樓大禮堂

 

International Forum on China’s Belt and Road Initiative中國“一帶一路”倡議相關的國際論壇


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IFT will be hosting the International Forum on "China's Belt and Road Initiative: Long-Term Implications for Global Travel and Tourism" on Friday, 20th April in the Taipa Campus of IFT.

 

Organised jointly by IFT Tourism Research Centre and the College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, the Forum will be inviting international scholars and experts to discuss in a panel format and share their insights as well as exchange ideas on key issues.

 

For details of the Forum and registration, please visit the Forum's webpage.

 

旅遊學院於2018年4月20日在氹仔校區展望樓舉行「中國“一帶一路”倡議對全球旅遊業的長遠啟示」國際論壇

 

本論壇由旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心與南開大學旅遊與服務學院合辦,將邀請學者及專家出席並就擬定的重要議題作探討和互相交流。

 

如欲報名參與和論壇詳程,請瀏覽論壇網頁

 

 


Date and venue of the Forum:

Date: Friday, 20 April 2018

Time: 2:30-5:30pm

Venue: FG51, Grand Hall, TAIPA CAMPUS, IFT

 

論壇舉行地點和時間:

日期: 2018手4月20日

時間: 下午2:30-5:30

地點: 旅遊學院氹仔校區,展望樓大禮堂FG51

 

IFT ITRC holds industry briefing on MHRM Project and releases the latest survey findings


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IFT Tourism Research Centre (ITRC) held an industry briefing on 24 Nov 2017 and released the latest findings on one of the Center’ major research projects - the Macao Human Resource Monitor Survey (MHRM).

 

The MHRM Survey is ITRC’s long-term research that regularly measures job satisfaction levels and other key HR indicators of Macao’s general labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industries. In addition to monitoring general job satisfaction, the survey looks at several key HR variables such as workers’ perceived fairness in compensation and benefits, levels of job stress, and workers’ intent to stay, social well-being and life-work balance, among others. This year, ITRC is announcing the results of two special in-depth studies on the topic of Macao workers’ perception of women as managers as well as the extent of gender bias in organizations.

 

Mr. Patrick Lo, IFT Lecturer and ITRC research staff, presented the latest trends on key HR indicators. The most recent findings show that Macao workers generally feel less satisfied with their jobs, less fairly compensated, have lower willingness to stay, and experience more stress comparing to previous years. The overall job satisfaction score for all workers is 3.38 on a 5-point Likert scale ranged from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) in the latest study. IFT Lecturer Dr. Henrique Ngan conducted a study and measured stereotypic attitudes toward women as managers, which employed the Women as Managers Scale (WAMS), and found that the average WAMS score is 4.79 on a 1- to 7-point Likert scale, in which the higher the score, the more positive the attitude towards women as managers. Though the WAMS average score is slightly above the midpoint of scale (of 4), it is lower than average scores found in other studies, particularly those from western countries.

 

Another special focus report on gender bias was carried out by Dr. Louis Vong, Assistant Professor at IFT, the results of which are now published online (together with all the findings released during the briefing). Dr. Vong’s study looked at gender bias and whether or not having a male versus female superior would affect several HR related conditions such as work performance, stress, and job satisfaction.

 

About 30 participants from industry, principally from various HR departments, attended the briefing. For complete online reports, definition of the concepts used in this report, as well as details of the methodology employed as well as respondents’ characteristics, please visit the MHRM page.

 

Industry briefing on latest findings of the Macao Human Resources Monitor Project to be held on Friday, 24 November, 2017


About the briefing

ITRC conducts the Macao HR Monitor (MHRM) Project, which regularly measures job satisfaction levels, attitudes, and opinions of Macao’s employed labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industry. The MHRM research team will update attendees of the industry briefing on the project’s latest findings and studies. The briefing is open to all members of the public and industry and will be held on Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at the conference room of the Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Mong-Ha Campus (details of venue below).

The aim of the MHRM project is to provide policy planners, management executives, and employee groups with up-to-date and insightful information regarding human resource and work-related issues and trends. By providing recurrent knowledge, research, and actionable information, the project hopes to improve the effectiveness of human resource management practices and policies in Macao. Read more about the MHRM Project and access past reports here.


Briefing agenda & schedule

 

(Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. All presentations and materials will be in English.)

 

 

3:30 pm

Trends in job satisfaction and other key HR indicators 

By Patrick Lo

Synopsis: This briefing will present the latest survey results regularly monitoring key HR metrics for Macao's labour force. This includes updates on current levels of job satisfaction, work stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, as well as workers' intent-to-stay in their organizations.

 

 

4:15 pm

Overall perceptions towards women as managers

By Henrique Ngan

Synopsis: The briefing examines Macao's labour workforce perceptions towards women managers across different industries and with different background (e.g. age, gender, education) and its impact on employee turnover intentions. Implications for effective management of gender issues will be discussed. 

 

 

5:00pm 

END OF BRIEFING


Also: Special report to be published online during the briefing, giving attendees first exclusive read

 

Does gender bias exist in Macao’s organizations and does it affect our work?

By Louis Vong

Synopsis: How common are supervisors managing subordinates of the opposite sex? How does supervisor gender influence subordinates' job attitudes? Are there natural advantages for managers supervising subordinates of the same sex-or the opposite sex? This online report presents findings of a study that examined gender congruence affecting the workplace and opens up avenues for discussion among managers and employees.


Meet the MHRM Project team

 

Registration (is now closed)

The briefing will have two presentations and will be conducted in English. Each presentation will last 30 minutes and followed by a brief Q&A. Limited places available. The briefing is free of charge but registration is required to confirm attendance and is limited to a maximum of 2 participants per organization. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis and can be on the registraion form on the right.

For inquiries, please email Ms. Virginia Hong at itrc@ift.edu.mo or call 8598-1253

 

 

Date, time, and venue:

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Conference Room, Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Mong-ha Campus

旅遊學院望廈迎賓館會議室

Colina de Mong-Ha, Macao 澳門望廈山

Print out taxi directions here.

 
 

The Second Conference of International Place Branding Association (IPBA)

The Second Conference of International Place Branding Association (IPBA) will be held on 5-7 December 2017 in Swansea, Wales, U.K. (Swansea Marriott Hotel and Swansea University Bay Campus.

 

The Conference will gather place branding experts from academia, practice and policy making
for a valuable discussion around this fascinating cutting edge intersection of marketing, tourism,
economic development, events organisation, heritage management, spatial design, public diplomacy and human geography.

 

The Conference intends to be inclusive of good quality papers and presentations that cover a wide range of topics but we particularly welcome contributions that:

 

  • Advance the theoretical understanding of the field incorporating cross‐disciplinary knowledge.
  • Use multiple, comparative case studies that reflect on cross‐case conclusions.
  • Advance the clarification of major concepts (e.g. place marketing vs place branding vs place promotion).
  • Explore and analyse the differences between major application fields (e.g. tourism vs. resident attachment vs. investment attraction) and/or major place scales (cities vs. regions vs. nations).
  • Critically examine the use and potential of digital technologies & social media in place branding.
  • Elaborate on the role of identity, history and heritage in the branding of places.
  • Examine the role of creativity and innovation in place branding strategies.
  • Analyse the significance of stakeholder engagement for effective place branding and methods to facilitate it.
  • Detail a potential future research agenda for place branding.

 

KEY DATES

 

  • Submission of abstracts closes: May 1
  • Submission of full papers/ cases closes: June 30
  • Feedback to authors: August 30
  • Early Bird Registration closes: October 15
  • Re-submission of full papers/ cases closes: October 30
  • Registration closes: November 1
  • Conference: December 5-7

 

For more information and updates about the Conferenc and IPBA, please visit: http://placebranding.org/. We are looking forward to meeting you in Swansea !

BEYOND THE WAVES: The 4th International Conference on Events (ICE2017)

BEYOND THE WAVES: The 4th International Conference on Events (ICE2017), is to be held at Rosen College of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA, during 12-14 December 2017.

 

In this year’s ICE, we see the meeting of many key academics in event studies from around the world, with notable keynote speakers such as Prof. Donald Getz and Prof. Stephen Page. There are also ample opportunities to engage with other prolific reseachers in tourism and events.

 

Authors are encouraged to submit their structured abstract (1200 words including references) by 1 June 2017. For more details, please visit the official website http://stars.library.ucf.edu/ice2017/ .

The industry briefing on MHRM was sucessfully held with representatives from 17 local organizations attended

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The industry briefing on Macao Human Resource Monitor Project (MHRM) was successfully held at IFT on 1 December 2016. There were 34 representatives from 17 local hotels/ organisations attended the Briefing during which the latest survey results of 2014 and 2015 for measures such as job satisfaction, job stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, workers’ intent-to-stay in their organizations among the tourism and hospitality industry, etc. were announced by Mr. Patrick Lo, Lecturer at IFT. The first Industry Briefing on MHRM was held in 2014.

 

Three special reports were also presented by Mr. Henrique Ngan, Lecturer, Dr. Louis Vong, Assistant Professor, Prof. Don Dioko, Director of ITRC in addressing the career prospects, retention fundamentals, as well as service tenure.

 

Details of these reports can be viewed on the MHRM page.

Industry briefing on latest findings of the Macao Human Resources Monitor Project to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016


About the briefing

ITRC conducts the Macao HR Monitor (MHRM) Project, which regularly measures job satisfaction levels, attitudes, and opinions of Macao’s employed labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industry. The MHRM research team will update attendees of the industry briefing on the project’s latest findings and studies. The briefing is open to all members of the public and industry and will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, 15:00 to 17:00, at the conference room of the Pousada de Mong-ha, IFT Main Campus (details of venue below).

The aim of the MHRM project is to provide policy planners, management executives, and employee groups with up-to-date and insightful information regarding human resource and work-related issues and trends. By providing recurrent knowledge, research, and actionable information, the project hopes to improve the effectiveness of human resource management practices and policies in Macao. Read more about the MHRM Project and access past reports here.


Briefing agenda & schedule

 

(Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. All presentations and materials will be in English.)

 

 

3:00 pm

Trends in job satisfaction and other key HR indicators 

By Patrick Lo & Wendy Tang

Synopsis: This briefing will present latest survey results for measures such as job satisfaction, work stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, as well as workers’ intent-to-stay in their organizations.

 

 

3:30 pm

How do employees perceive their career prospects in their organizations? Are these expectations realistic or too optimistic?

By Henrique Ngan

Synopsis: Employees value the career prospects offered by their organizations. But how do they perceive their chances for promotion and what are their expectations? This briefing reports the findings of a study that examined employees’ expectations for promotion and how well it corresponds to the reality. The briefing will name the factors related to these expectations and their implications for employees and their organizations

 

 

4:00 pm

Retention fundamentals: understanding the determinants of employee intention to stay

By Louis Vong

Synopsis: How can organizations identify which types of employees are more likely to stay or leave their jobs? What can organizations do to retain them? This session presents the findings of a study that examined the individual and organizational determinants influencing employees’ intent to stay with their employers.

 

 

4:30 pm

The 3.25-year “itch”— How long do employees stay in their organizations

By Leonardo (Don) Dioko

Synopsis: Based on analysis comparing long vs short staying employees, this briefing identifies the factors that likely influence employee length of tenure and suggest a few implications for management and organizations in Macao.

 

 

5:00pm 

END OF BRIEFING


Meet the MHRM Project team

 

Registration

The briefing will have four presentations and will be conducted in English. Each presentation will last 20 minutes and followed by a brief Q&A. Limited places available. The briefing is free of charge but registration is required to confirm attendance and is limited to a maximum of 2 participants per organization. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis and can be made here:

For inquiries, please email Ms. Virginia Hong at itrc@ift.edu.mo or call 8598-1253

Date, time, and venue:

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 15:00-17:00

Conference Room, Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Main Campus

旅遊學院望廈迎賓館會議室

Colina de Mong-Ha, Macao 澳門望廈山

Print out taxi directions here.