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Aug, 2014 – May, 2017: Postdoctoral Fellow at School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Sept, 2012 – Jul, 2014: Assistant Professor at Surrey International Institute, Dongbei University of Finance & Economics, Dalian, China.
Feb, 2010 – Jun, 2012: Tutor at Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management, Griffith University, Australia.
Nan received her PhD degree from Griffith University, Australia; and her Master degree from Gothenburg University, Sweden. Prior to starting her PhD study, Nan has worked as an Exhibition Planner and Coordinator for one year in Shanghai, China.
Nan’s research interests include event tourism and destination marketing, local community sentiment towards tourism development, tourist-host interactions, leisure consumer behaviour, and Chinese outbound tourism. Nan has conducted both quantitative and qualitative studies employing a variety of research methods/techniques, such as longitudinal panel study, experiment study, Q-method, Structural Equation Modelling, and storytelling. Nan’s research has been published in Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
Nan is working on two collaborative research projects that examine tourist-host relations under social-psychological frameworks. Her research plan also covers various special interest tourism, emotional travel experience, and e-tourism.
Hsu, C. and Chen, N. (2017) ‘Beyond Attitude: A Study of Hong Kong Residents in the Context of Mainland Chinese Tourists as a Dominant Source Market’. In: 7th Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference, 6-9 September 2017, Casablanca, Morocco , pp. 31-35
Yap, M. and Chen, N. (2017) ‘Understanding Young Chinese Wine Consumers Through Innovation Diffusion Theory’ Tourism and Hospitality Management , 23 (1), pp. 51-68. ISSN 1330-7533
Chen, N. and Burns, K. (2017) ‘Protecting or Disempowering Package Tour Travelers? - Examining the Effectiveness of the Tourism Law of China’. In: ISA - RC50 in-between Conference 2016, 6-9 April 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Hsu, C., Xiao, H. and Chen, N. (2017) ‘Hospitality and Tourism Education Research from 2005 to 2014: 'Is the Past a Prologue to the Future?'’ International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , 29 (1), pp. 141-160. ISSN 0959-6119
Chen, N., Hsu, C. and Li, R. (2017) ‘The Resident Sentiment Index Development and Validation’. In: 3rd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference, 5-7 June 2017, Hotel ICON, Hong Kong , pp. 421-424
Hsu, C., Li, X. and Chen, N. (2016) ‘Resident Sentiment: Preliminary Conceptualization and Measurement’. In: TTRA Annual International Conference 2016, 14-16 June 2016, Vail Valley, Colorado
Chen, N. and Hsu, C. (2016) ‘Feeling Superior or Deprived? - An Exploratory Study on Hong Kong Residents' Attitudes and Underlying Mentality toward Mainland Chinese Tourists’. In: 2nd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference, 16-18 May 2016, Hong Kong
Guan, Y., Fangfang, S. and Chen, N. (2016) ‘On the Application of the Event Portfolio Strategy in the MICE Development of Dalian’ Journal of Liaoning University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) , 44 (3), pp. 89-95. ISSN 1008-3391
King, C., Chen, N. and Funk, D. (2015) ‘Exploring Destination Image Decay: A Study of Sport Tourists' Destination Image Change after Event Participation’ Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research , 39 (1), pp. 3-31. ISSN 1096-3480
Chen, N., Wang, Y. and He, C. (2014) ‘Examining the Role of Work Units in Motivating Sport Event Participation of Chinese Employees’. In: International Conference on Tourism (ICOT) 2014, 25-28 June 2014, Dalian, China
Chen, N., Ji, S. and Funk, D. (2014) ‘An extended study on destination image decay of sports tourists over time’ Journal of Destination Marketing and Management , 2 (4), pp. 241-252. ISSN 2212-571X
Filo, K., Chen, N., King, C. and Funk, D. (2013) ‘Sport Tourists' Involvement with a Destination: A Stage-Based Examination’ Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research , 37 (1), pp. 100-124. ISSN 1096-3480
Chen, N. and Funk, D. (2010) ‘Exploring Destination Image, Experience and Revisit Intention: A Comparison of Sport and Non-Sport Tourist Perceptions’ Journal of Sport and Tourism , 15 (3), pp. 239-259. ISSN 1477-5085
Chen, N. and Yang, W. (2006) ‘A Survey of the Tuija Nationality Culture in the Early Qing Dynasty from the Travel Notes of Rongmei’ Journal of Hubei University (Philosophy and Social Science) , 33 (1), pp. 79-81. ISSN 1001-4799
Module leader for Consumer Behaviour and Experiential Marketing, Event Industry Studies;
Module tutor for Research Methods.