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Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma, PhD
Penn State University, USA



Dr. Amith sharma works as Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management Penn State University, USA. Completed Ph.D., in 2002 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research theme represents Finance and Economics, particularly focused on cost-benefit analysis and decision-making. Currently  assessing costs-benefits of decisions involving food consumption and food handling. These current research efforts respond to broader associated challenges such as food safety, obesity, and viability of local food systems. I have also evaluated the impact of food decisions on the financial well-being of individuals and families. The global aspect of his  research focuses on investigating entrepreneurial decisions of SMEs in Africa along the food value chain. This is closely associated with his previous research in Sub-Sahara Africannations of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Madagascar, and more recently in Mali. His research in Africa also includes: implementation of the Tourism Satellite Account (statistical framework consistent with the UN’s System of National Accounts); policy and marketing framework to attract FDI; economic impact and poverty alleviation; assessment of sector competitiveness; value chain analysis; assessment of backward linkages, particularly with agriculture and the food chain; and small business economic impact and competitiveness. Overall, his research incorporates the use ofmixed methods, mobile devices for data collection, and 'real time' choice experiments. 

Research Interest

Corporate Finance, Interaction of Finance and Microeconomics, Research Data and Econometric Methods



Editors & Editorial Board Members
none:  J Bus Hotel Manage 2012, 1:1
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Business in the Big Picture: Managing for Sustainability
Editorial:  J Bus Hotel Manage 2012, 1:2
doi: 10.4172/2324-9129.1000e105
Dennis Heaton
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Editorial:  J Bus Hotel Manage 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-9129.1000e101
Stanley I. Buchin
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The Need to be Prepared:Disaster Management in the Hospitality Industry
Research Article:  J Bus Hotel Manage 2012, 1:2
doi: 10.4172/2324-9129.1000101
Barent N. McCool
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Social Media's Influence on Hospitality & Tourism Management
Editorial:  J Bus Hotel Manage 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-9129.1000e102
Mahmood A. Khan
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Servant Leadership: An Emerging Paradigm for Union-Management Relations
Editorial:  J Bus Hotel Manage 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-9129.1000e103
Robin B. Weinstein
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Should We Really Care if Our Employees are Happy or Satisfied?
Editorial:  J Bus Hotel Manage 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-9129.1000e104
Howard Adler
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