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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Timothy Webb

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Title Assistant Professor of Hospitality Business Management
Email twebb@nospam633e80db53426.udel.edu
Office 204 Raub Hall
Biography

Biography

Tim Webb is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Business Management in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech. Dr. Webb has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, holding both operational and corporate level positions. Prior to joining the University of Delaware he worked as a data scientist for Delaware North helping to lead the company’s analytics initiatives. He has worked on a number of innovative projects including pricing strategies for concessions at professional sporting events (MLB, NHL and NFL) and iconic locations such as the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. His research interests are in the fields of revenue management and analytics for hospitality organizations.

Courses

HOSP 187 – Hospitality Business Computing
HOSP 448 – Data Analytics in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 842 – Projects and Valuations in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 890 – Hospitality Business Analytics Seminar

Education

  • Ph.D. in hospitality and tourism management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • M.S. in mathematics, University of Connecticut
  • M.S. in applied mathematics, Buffalo State College (SUNY)

Select Publications

  • Schwartz, Z., Webb, T., van der Rest, J.P.I. and Koupriouchina, L., 2019. Enhancing the accuracy of revenue management system forecasts: The impact of machine and human learning on the effectiveness of hotel occupancy forecast combinations across multiple forecasting horizons. Tourism Economics.
  • Webb, T., & Schwartz, Z. (2017). Revenue management analysis with competitive sets: Vulnerability and a challenge to strategic co-opetition among hotels. Tourism Economics23(6), 1206-1219.
  • Webb, T. (2016). From travel agents to OTAs: How the evolution of consumer booking behavior has affected revenue management. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 15(3-4), 276-282.
  • Schwartz, Z., Uysal, M., Webb, T., & Altin, M. (2016). Hotel daily occupancy forecasting with competitive sets: a recursive algorithm. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(2), 267-285.
  • Krawczyk, M., Webb, T. & Mathe-Soulek, K. (2015). The Future of Limited Service Restaurants: Let the Customer Decide. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases.

Awards and Honors

  • Co-authored; 3rd Place – ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Hospitality and Tourism Case Study Competition