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Research seminar: Understanding the cognitive process of travel risk reducing behavior of tourists

Date Friday 7 December 2018
Time 1pm - 2pm
Where MSB.0.01, level zero, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton
Presenter Associate Professor Elaine Chew
Admission Cost Free

What steps do tourists take to protect their personal safety while on holiday?

Waikato Management School will host a research seminar on Friday, 7 December by visiting academic Associate Professor Elaine Chew, who works in the School of Business at Monash University, Malaysia.

Dr Chew will discuss her research looking at the relationship between perceived travel risks and risk-reduction strategies employed by tourists, using a sample of 424 people in Malaysia.

The seminar is open to all staff and students and starts at 1pm.

Dr Chew completed her masters and PhD at Nagoya University in Japan, having gained Monbukagakusho scholarships. Her major research interests are human resource management and business strategy.

She has published in journals such as Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Tourism Management and Annals of Tourism Research.

Dr Chew supervises honours and PhD students in areas such as organisational psychology, expatriate management, CSR, and tourism. She actively reviews manuscripts for top-tier journals and engages with industries and governments in Malaysia and Japan.

At Monash, she teaches capstone subjects for the masters and undergraduate degree programs around strategy and entrepreneurship. She has received a number of teaching awards from Monash University in Malaysia and Australia.