Jul 31st, 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM


Measuring Productivity of the Proceedings of a Graudate Conference


This study presents an overview of the Annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism; analyzes the level and influence of support students receive to attend the conference; and determines what students do with the research they present at the conference (publish, continue working on the project, or terminate research). The results show that there is a significant positive relationship between presenting a conference paper and later submitting it for journal publication. Of the papers collected in the conference proceedings, 496 papers were published, and these were distributed among 99 journals. Based on the data collected, the study assesses the productivity of the proceedings of the graduate conference.