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Dr Michael S. Lin
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Michael Lin

Assistant Professor


Dr Michael S. Lin joined the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in August 2021. His current research focus includes hospitality and tourism issues in the entrepreneurship and innovation, including the following topics: small business decision making, consumer decision making, and big data analytics. Michael has a solid publication record in the top tier hospitality and tourism academic research journals such as International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research. In addition, he actively sought research grants as a principal investigator from universities and external organizations to strengthen his impact in hospitality and tourism small business problem solving and wellbeing. Before joining SHTM, Michael had his several years of industry experiences as a restaurant manager in various restaurants, lodging service attendant, and sustainability coordinator in the United States. Rooted in his research and working experiences, Michael has an excellent teaching record as an instructor of record and program tutors in the hospitality financial management, accounting, and information technology courses. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD The Pennsylvania State University
  • MSc Oklahoma State University
  • BSc Oklahoma State University
  • BBA Sun Yat-sen University

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Decision making
  • Big data analytics

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