Associate Professor of Hospitality Management/Finance
216 Mateer Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
1990, B.A., University of Delhi (India), Economics
1992, Higher National Diploma, University College of Salford, Manchester(U.K.), Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management
1996, Masters, Institut De Management Hotelier International (France)
2002, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Food Decisions Research Group
Cost-Benefit Analysis of HACCP (Food Safety) Implementation (USDA)
Financial Decision-Making Behavior in Context of Food Choices
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Local Foods in Restaurants
Value-Chain Assessment and Economics of Food Systems
Investment Decisions of Small and Medium Sized Hospitality Businesses
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy Framework for Hospitality and Tourism Businesses
Economic Impact of Small and Medium Sized Hospitality Businesses
Viability of Investing in the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA)
Regions: U.S., Europe, and Africa
Finance and Economics
Sharma, A., & Roberts, K. (2011). HACCP Cost Analysis in Retail Food Establishments. Food Protection Trends. (Accepted for publication).
Sharma, A., Sneed, J., & Beattie, S. (2011). Is Food Safety Important to Restaurant Customers? Pricing Implications for Restaurant Companies. Journal of Foodservice Business Research. (Accepted for publication).
Sharma, A., Lambert, C., and Conklin, M. (2010). The Relationship of a la Carte Revenues to the implementation of School Nutrition Standards. Journal of Foodservice Business Research. (Accepted for publication).
Alfnes, F., & Sharma, A. (2010). Locally produced food in restaurants: Are the customers willing to pay a premium and why? International Journal of Revenue Management (Accepted for publication).
Seo, K. L. & Sharma, A. (2010). Performance Analysis of Lodging REITs in Relation to Market Segments. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration (Accepted for publication).
Sharma, A., & Christie, I.T. (2010). Performance Assessment using Value-Chain Analysis in Mozambique. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 22(3), 282-299.
Ruetiman, L., Derr, E., Kokkinou, A., & Sharma, A. (2009). Comparison of HACCP Costs and benefits in Commercial and Non-Profit Foodservice Organizations. Hosteur, 18(1), 19-23.
Upneja, A, & Sharma, A. (2009). Relationship between Changes in Cash Flows and Investments in Publicly Traded Restaurant Firms in the United States. FIU Hospitality Review, 27(3), 61-79.
Sharma, A., & Schmidgall, R. (2009). Financing Renovations in Club Houses. Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, 2, 2-18.
Sharma, A., Gregoire, M.B. & Strohbehn, C. (2009). Assessing costs of using local foods in independent restaurants. Journal of Foodservice Business Research (In Print)
HRIM 435 Financial Management
- Contexts and Social Institutions