Journal of Hotel and Business Management

Journal of Hotel and Business Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2169-0286

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Michael Kwag

Michael Kwag

Michael Kwag, PhD
Professor, Department of Hospitality Administration
Boston University, USA


Michael Kwag is a Professor in the School of Hospitality Administration at Boston University. Professor Kwag has published research articles on subjects pertaining to accounting and finance aspects of the hospitality business in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research and International CHRIE conference proceedings.He has also been playing consultant roles for owners, executives and managers of Hyatt, Marriott, Nikko, Shangri-La and other various independent hotels and restaurant projects in the Pacific Rim countries.Earlier in his career he has held positions at Zutto Restaurant Inc., New York (General Partner), Ramada Hotel, San Antonio (Assistant General Manager),  and La Quinta, Inc.,San Antonio (Operation Analyst).He is listed in Whos Who in the US lodging industry as Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), Michael Kwag has been a recurrent guest speaker at numerous hospitality programs in Korea, Asian chamber of commerce in the United States.

Research Interest

Activity-Based Costing Analysis for Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Economic Impact of Tourism Development,Capital Budgeting Analysis for innovation and renovation, and Financial Impact of Hospitality Green Technology.