Hospitality, Franchising Strategy, Small Business Strategy, Analysis of Impact
Arturs Kalnins is an associate professor at the School of Hotel Administration. His primary research focus is on hospitality, franchising and small business strategy with an emphasis on geographical issues. Specific projects include analysis of impact, agglomeration and immigrant-entrepreneur business groups in the lodging industry, franchisee selection and intrabrand competition within fast food chains, and development commitments in master franchising ventures. His work has been published in many leading publications including the Journal of Economic Perspectives; Management Science; Marketing Science; RAND Journal of Economics; Strategic Management Journal; Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. Among his recent works are "The U.S. Lodging Industry," Journal of Economic Perspectives," 2006; and "Social Capital, Geography, and Survival: Gujarati Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the U.S. Lodging Industry" (with Wilbur Chung), Management Science. Kalnins has consulted for United Parcel Service and AT Corp. Kalnins holds a B.A., Swarthmore College; an M.B.A., Lehigh University; and a Ph.D., University of Michigan.