John  O'Neill 

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Professor of Hospitality Management and Director, Center for Hospitality Real Estate Strategy

Contact Information

213 Mateer Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) (814) 863-4257


1984 B.S. Cornell University, Hotel Administration
1994 M.S. New York University, Real Estate
1999 Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Business Administration

Research Interests

Strategic management

Real estate

Asset management


Selected Publications

O'Neill, J.W. (2015). Research advances in the building of hotel brands, 253-270. In Kompella, K. The Brand Challenge: Adapting Branding to Sectorial Imperatives, London: Kogan Page Limited.

Rushmore, S., & O'Neill, J.W. (2015). Recommendations for projecting fixed and variable components of hotel financial performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 56: 1, 17-28.

O'Neill, J.W., & McGinley, S.P. (2015). Extreme minimum wages: Effects on the U.S. hotel industry. ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports.

O'Neill, J. W., & McGinley, S. P. (2014). Operations research from 1913 to 2013: The Ford assembly line to hospitality industry innovation. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 26: 5, 663-678.

O'Neill, J.W. (2014). University lodging demand: An analysis of its stability and guidance for estimating its growth potential at the market level. ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports.

McGinley, S. P., O'Neill, J. W., Damaske, S., & Mattila, A. S. (2014). A grounded theory approach to developing a career change model in hospitality. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 38, 89-98.

O'Neill, J.W. (2013). Improving the quality of hotel feasibility studies: Evaluating potential opportunities for hotel development and acquisition in university towns. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 14: 4: 391-411.

O'Neill, J.W., Dev, C.S., & Yanagisawa, H. (2013). Hotel assets: An analysis of brand attributes, franchise fees, hotel age and performance. International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, 1: 2, 139-164.

Lawson, K.M., Davis, K.D., O'Neill, J.W., & Crouter, A.C. (2013). Understanding work-family spillover in hotel managers. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 33: 273-281.

O'Neill, J.W. (2012). Face time in the hotel industry: An exploration of what it is and why it happens. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 36: 4: 478-494.

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Contexts and Social Institutions