Associate Professor of Hospitality Management/Finance
216 Mateer Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
B.A., University of Delhi (India), Economics
Higher National Diploma, University College of Salford, Manchester(U.K.), Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management
Masters, Institut De Management Hotelier International (France)
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Food Decisions Research Group
Cost-Benefit Analysis of HACCP (Food Safety) Implementation (USDA)
Financial Decision-Making Behavior in Context of Food Choices
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Local Foods in Restaurants
Value-Chain Assessment and Economics of Food Systems
Investment Decisions of Small and Medium Sized Hospitality Businesses
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy Framework for Hospitality and Tourism Businesses
Economic Impact of Small and Medium Sized Hospitality Businesses
Viability of Investing in the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA)
Regions: U.S., Europe, and Africa
Finance and Economics
Sharma, A., Van Hoof, B., Pursel, B. (2013). An assessment of reading compliance decisions among undergraduate students, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 13, No. 4, October 2013, pp. 103 – 123.
Seo, K., & Sharma, A. (2013). Does Executive Equity-Based Compensation Encourage Strategic Risk-Taking?: Examining the Effects of Equity-Based Compensation in the U.S. Restaurant Industry. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 13(2), 76-101.
Van Hoof, H. B., Sharma, A., Moon, J., Cordero, M. A. G., & Pacheco, K. F. (2013). Student reading behaviors and preferences at public and private universities in Ecuador: A comparative study. MASKANA, Vol. 4, No. 1.
Lee, S., Seo, K., & Sharma, A. (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance in the Airline Industry: Operation-relatedness Dimension and the Moderating Role of Oil Prices. Tourism Management, 38, October 2013, Pg. 20–30.
Sharma, A, Strohbehn, C., Radhakrishna, R.B., and Ortiz A. (2012). Economic Viability of Selling Locally Grown Produce to Local Restaurants. The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, December 2012, pp. 181–198
Seo, K. & Sharma, A. (2012). Performance Analysis of Lodging REITs in Relation to Market Segments. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 13, 3, pp. 215-232.
Sharma, A., Sneed, J., Beattie, S. (2012). Willingness to Pay for Safer Foods in Foodservice Establishments. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, Vol. 15, Iss. 1, 2012.
Sharma, A., & Roberts, K. (2011). HACCP Cost Analysis in Retail Food Establishments. Food Protection Trends. (Accepted for publication).
Sharma, A., Sneed, J., & Beattie, S. (2011). Is Food Safety Important to Restaurant Customers? Pricing Implications for Restaurant Companies. Journal of Foodservice Business Research. (Accepted for publication).
Sharma, A., Lambert, C., and Conklin, M. (2010). The Relationship of a la Carte Revenues to the implementation of School Nutrition Standards. Journal of Foodservice Business Research. (Accepted for publication).
HRIM 435 Financial Management
- Contexts and Social Institutions