Prof. Richard F. Ghiselli

Purdue University, USA

Professor and Head


Research fields

Operational Analysis

Foodservice Operations

Workplace Behaviors and Turnover


Ph.D., Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University, USA

M.S., Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management, Purdue University, USA

Publications (selected)

  1. Ghiselli, R.F.,  Lee, Ji-Eun, & Almanza, B.A.  Foodservice design: Assessing the importance of physical features to older consumers.  Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 17 (4).
  2. Johanson, M., Ghiselli, R., Shea, L. & Roberts, C. (2012). Revealing Key Competencies of Hospitality Graduates Demanded by Industry: A 25-year review. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education.
  3. Lee, Ji-Eun & Ghiselli, R.F. (2011). The Hidden Effect of Intangible Financial Information on the Market Value of Hospitality Firms in the U.S. Journal of Foodservice Research Business, 14(4), 393-404.
  4. Xinyuan (Roy) Zhao, Qu, H. & Ghiselli, R. (2011). Examining the Relationship of Work-Family Conflict to Job and Life Satisfaction: A Case of Hotel Sales Managers. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 30(1), 46-54.
  5. Thomas Jr., L., Almanza, B. & Ghiselli, R. (2010). Nutrition Knowledge of Rural Older Populations: Can Congregate Meal Site Participants Manage Their Own Diets?. Journal of Nutrition For the Elderly, 29(3), 325-344.
  6. Jin-Sun, B. & Ghiselli, R. (2010). Developing an Empirical Model of Brand Equity in the Hotel Industry Based on Aaker’s Perspective. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism, 11(3), 147.
  7. Lee, Ji-Eun, Almanza, B. A., Nelson, D. C. & Ghiselli, R. (March 2009). Using Health Inspection Scores to Assess Risk in Foodservices. Journal of Environmental Health, 71(9), 29-33.
  8. Barber, N., Dodd, & Ghiselli, R. Capturing the Younger Wine Consumer. Journal of Wine Research,
  9. Barber, N. & Ghiselli, R. Maximizing Shareholder Wealth: Understanding Systematic Risk in the Restaurant Industry. Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, 16(1).
  10. Barber, N., Ghiselli, R., Deale, C. & Whithem, C. CEO Turnover in the Foodservice Industry: Is there a Relationship to Key Financial Performance? Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 12(3).
  11. Barber, N., Ghiselli, R. & Deale, C. (2007). Assessing the Relationship of CEO Compensation and Company Financial Performance in the Restaurant Industry. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 9(4), 65-82.
  12. Binkley, M., Lester, J. & Ghiselli, R. (2007). The Utility of Media Frames as a Research Tool in Foodservice Operations. Journal of Culinary Science & Technology, 5(1), 19-31.
  13. Cohen, E., Ghiselli, R. & Schwartz, Z. (2006). The Effect of Loss Leader Pricing on Restaurant Menus’ Product Portfolio Analysis. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 9(1), 21-38. 2

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