Associate Professor & Director, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Florida International University, USA
Dr. Jinlin Zhao is an Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Program in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University, in North Miami, Florida. He earned his bachelors degree in English at Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute in 1979, and remained to teach at the institute until 1987. After he came to the United States in fall of 1987, he completed his Master degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1994. He was a Coordinator and Associate Professor of Hospitality Management at Western Carolina University in North Carolina for eight years.
Dr. Zhao has been an active research associate for the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) since 1993. He has been a contributing author to three IH&RA White Papers on the Global Hospitality Industry "Into the New Millennium", "Restaurant Revolution" and "Five-Year Review of the Global Hotel Industry". He is a member of the IH&RA Group that underpins the associations "Visioning the Future" program. His area of research lies in competitive methods, the international environment and impact analysis, and multinational corporate strategy. He has co-authored Instructor,s Manual to Accompany-Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry, 2nd edition, by John Wiley & Sons Inc. He contributed a book chapter to the same book. He has also published many refereed articles in several research journals and books, other publications, and gave presentations at international hospitality conferences. He did in-depth interviews with several multinational hotel companies in 1993.
Competitive methods-the international environment & impact analysis and multinational corporate strategy