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Dr Karin Weber
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Karin Weber

Associate Professor


Karin Weber is an Associate Professor in the School of Hotel & Tourism Management. Prior to joining the school in 2001, she taught in marketing and tourism at Monash University, Australia. A native of Germany, Karin received her Bachelor of Business (Hons) degree from Monash University, her M.Sc. degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the United States, and her Ph.D. in services marketing from Griffith University, Australia.

Karin has published on a wide range of subjects in leading international tourism and hospitality journals, and presented her research at international and national conferences. Her two major areas of research interest focus on service failure/recovery and business events. Karin is the lead editor and chapter author of a book on convention tourism that has been published by Haworth Press New York in 2002, and has chaired the first Convention and Expo Summit in Asia in 2003. She is the Co-Editor for the International Journal of Event & Festival Management, the Associate Editor for the Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, a Coordinating Editor for the International Journal of Hospitality Management and Regional Editor for the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Insights. In addition, she serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, and the International Journal of Event Management Research, and as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous other tourism, hospitality and services marketing journals. Karin received an Emerald Literati Award for Excellence 2016 (Highly Commended), the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research “Best Article of the Year 2010” award, the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing “Martin Oppermann Best Article of the Year 2010” award, the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress 2016 Best Paper award, the 2011 UNLV Caesars Hospitality Research Center Grant and SHTM’s 2011 Research Excellence Award. Karin is a member of the international Advisory Panel for the Joint Meeting Industry Council’s ‘Value of Meetings’ Case Study Project. She is listed in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Asia.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Griffith University)
  • MSc (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
  • BB(Hons) (Monash University)

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Convention and Events Management

Research Interests

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Services Marketing
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Convention Tourism
  • Adventure Tourism

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