Craig Webster

Ball State University

Assistant Professor

2000 W. University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47306

United States

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Scholarly Papers (37)

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Adoption of Robots and Service Automation by Tourism and Hospitality Companies

Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento, 27/28, 1501-1517.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 May 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2018
Varna University of Management (VUM), Ball State University and University of South Florida - College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership
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Robots, Service Automation, Technology Adoption, Tourism, Hospitality

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Adoption of Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Service Automation by Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Companies – A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Prepared for the International Scientific Conference "Contemporary Tourism – Traditions and Innovations", Sofia University, 19-21 October 2017
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Jul 2017
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Service Automation, Self-Service Technology, Tourism, Cost-Benefit Analysis

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Tourism’s Impact on Growth: The Role of Globalisation

Annals of Tourism Research, 41, 231-236, 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2012.12.007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2014
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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tourism, economic growth, growth decomposition methodology, globalisation

Measuring the Impact of Tourism on Economic Growth

Proceedings of GEOTOUR 2006 Conference, 7-8 October 2006, Kosice, Slovakia, pp. 21-30
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Jun 2009
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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tourism, economic growth, economic impacts of tourism, Cyprus, Greece, Spain

Measuring the Impact of Tourism on Economic Growth

Tourism Economics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 379-388
Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2009
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University

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tourism, economic growth, economic impacts of tourism, Cyprus, Greece, Spain

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Tourism's Contribution to Economic Growth: A Global Analysis for the First Decade of the Millenium

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2011
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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economic growth, tourism, economic impact, GDP, economic growth decomposition, tourism impact on economic growth

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Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Evolving Nature of Work

In George, B., & Paul, J. (Eds.). Business Transformation in Data Driven Societies, Palgrave-MacMillan (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Mar 2019
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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future of work, robots, artificial intelligence, economics

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Marketing the Bulgarian Tourism Product - The Economic Geography of Long-term and Short-term Investments

GEOTOURISM – A VARIETY OF ASPECTS, pp. 85-96, T. Slomka, ed., Krakow: AGH University of Science and Technology, International Association for Geotourism, 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2012
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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destination marketing, travel / tourism fairs, national tourism organization, effectiveness, promotion

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Globalisation as a Driver of Destination Competitiveness

Annals of Tourism Research, 43, pp. 628-633
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2014
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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destination competitiveness, World Economic Forum, Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, globalisation

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The Political Economy of Tourism in the Future

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Jul 2010
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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Tourism, Future, Development, Management Paradigms, Economic Significance of Tourism

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Political Economy and Tourism Policy: National Tourism Organisations and State Policy

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Ball State University, Varna University of Management (VUM) and Missouri State University
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tourism, tourism policy, political economy, political regimes, national tourism organisations

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Decomposition of Economic Growth in Bulgaria by Industry

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2009
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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economic growth, system of national accounts, gross value added, gross national product, welfare effect, Bulgaria

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Designing Robot-Friendly Hospitality Facilities

Proceedings of the Scientific Conference “Tourism. Innovations. Strategies”, 13-14 October 2017, Bourgas, Bulgaria, pp. 74-81
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Oct 2017
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
Downloads 237 (127,911)
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robots, design of hospitality facilities, competitive advantage, robot-inclusive environment

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The Microchipped Tourist: Implications for European Tourism

In A. Postma, J. Oskam and I. Yeoman (Eds.) The Future of European Tourism. Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Pp. 86-106.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2015
Varna University of Management (VUM), Ball State University and University of London
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tourism, microchip implant, RFID, privacy, Europe

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Measuring the Impact of Promotion: The Effects of Croatian, Czech, and Slovak State Promotion of Tourism Abroad

Proceedings of GEOTOUR 2006 Conference, pp. 81-94, Kosice, Slovakia, 7-8 October 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jan 2009
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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tourism, promotion, Czech republic, Slovakia, Croatia, destination marketing

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Tourism as a Force for Political Stability

The International Handbook on “Tourism and Peace” (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Aug 2013
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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tourism, peace, Ireland, Korea, Cyprus

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The Robot as a Consumer: A Research Agenda

Paper presented at the “Marketing: experience and perspectives” Conference, 29-30 June 2017, University of Economics-Varna, Bulgaria
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 May 2017
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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robots, artificial intelligence, consumer behaviour, disruptive technology

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National Tourism Organizations: Measuring the Results of Promotion Abroad

Tourism, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 65-80, 2007
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2010
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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national tourism organization, marketing, tourism, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia

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Geopolitical Drivers of Future Tourist Flows

Journal of Tourism Futures, 1(1), 59-69, 2014
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Sep 2014
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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tourism, future of tourism, USA, globalisation, BRICs, PINEs

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NTOs and State Policy: The Paradigms of Political Economy and Insitutional Response to Tourism in Times of Economic Crisis

International Conference on Tourism Development and Management, September 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 25 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2010
Ball State University, Varna University of Management (VUM) and Missouri State University
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National Tourism Organization, State Policy, Capitalist Models

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Political Ideologies as Shapers of Future Tourism Development

Journal of Tourism Futures, 2(2), 109-124
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2016
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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politics, political ideologies, tourism, tourism policy

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Placement of Romanian and Bulgarian Embassies: EU Aspirations and Communist Legacy

South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 77-94, 2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2009
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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foreign policy, embassy location, Bulgaria, Romania

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Impacts of Political Instability on the Tourism Industry in Ukraine

Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events 9(1), 100-127 (2017), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Varna University of Management (VUM), Independent, Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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Ukraine, political instability, crisis, hotel, travel agency

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Tourism after the Fall of the American Empire: Globalization, Protectionism, and Resource Depletion

Paper presented at the European Tourism Futures Institute International Conference: Tourism Futures, 2nd – 5th of November 2011, Stenden University, Leeuwarden
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2012
Ball State University, Varna University of Management (VUM) and University of Niicosia
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tourism, future of tourism, USA, resource depletion, globalisation

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Progress on Robotics in Hospitality and Tourism: A Review of the Literature

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Mar 2019
Varna University of Management (VUM), University of Southern California, University of South Florida - College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Australia - School of Management and Ball State University
Downloads 58 (358,037)
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Robotics, Robonomics, Robot Design, Robot Adoption, Servicescape, rService, Human-Robot Interaction, Research Agenda

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Transforming Competitiveness into Economic Benefits: Does Tourism Stimulate Economic Growth in More Competitive Destinations?

Tourism Management, 40, pp. 137-140
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2014
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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tourism and economic growth, growth decomposition methodology, destination competitiveness, World Economic Forum, Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index

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The Ideologies of National Security and Tourist Visa Restrictions

International Journal of Tourism Policy, 6(3-4), 171-190
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Jan 2017
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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political ideologies, business costs of terrorism, national security, tourism management, visa requirements

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Characterizing the Policies and Programs of National Tourism Organizations: Liberal, Mercantilist, Communist, and Social Democratic Approaches to Tourism Development and Management

Paper presented at the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT2013) “Trends, Impacts and Policies on Sustainable Tourism Development”, Limassol, Cyprus 5-8 June 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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national tourism organisations, political ideologies, liberalism, communism, social democracy, mercantilism

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Attitudes and Willingness to Donate towards Heritage Restoration: An Exploratory Study about Bulgarian Socialist Monuments

Journal of Heritage Tourism, 9(1), 68-74
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2014
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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communist heritage, socialist heritage, Bulgaria, willingness to pay, willingness to donate

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International Sanctions and Russia's Hotel Industry: The Impact on Business and Coping Mechanisms of Hoteliers

Tourism Planning & Development 14(3), 430-441
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 May 2017
Varna University of Management (VUM), Independent and Ball State University
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Russia, sanctions, politics, impacts on tourism, hotels, political instability

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The Future and the Political Economy of Tourism in the Future: What Should We Prepare for?

Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism ICOT "Tourism in an Era of Uncertainty", Rhodes, 27-30, Pp. 692-696, April 2011
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 01 Feb 2017
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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Tourism, Future, Political Economy, Liberalism, Mercantilism, Social Democracy, Communism

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Hotel Industry's Reactions to the Crimea Crisis

e-Review of Tourism Research 14(1/2), 57-71
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Dec 2017
Ball State University, Varna University of Management (VUM), Independent, Independent and Independent
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political instability, crisis, crisis management, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, hotel industry

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Impacts of the Entry of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation on its Tourism Industry: An Exploratory Study

Tourism Management, 54, 162-169
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Dec 2015
Varna University of Management (VUM), Independent and Ball State University
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Crimea, Russia, secession, sanctions, politics, impacts on tourism, travel agencies, hotels

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Consumers’ Attitudes Towards the Introduction of Robots in Accommodation Establishments

Tourism 66 (3), 302-317
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Varna University of Management (VUM), Ball State University and Allameh Tabataba'i University
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Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Hotels, Hospitality, Attitudes, Iran

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Young Russian Adults’ Attitudes Towards the Potential Use of Robots in Hotels

Tourism in Society, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Jun 2018
Varna University of Management (VUM), Ball State University and Independent
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Robots, Hospitality, Attitudes, Russia, Hotel Industry

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Power Politics and Integration into Western Institutions: The Placement of Embassies for Romania and Bulgaria

Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-14, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2014
Craig Webster and Stanislav Hristov Ivanov
Ball State University and Varna University of Management (VUM)
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Embassies, power, EU, NATO, econometrics, integration, Bulgaria, Romania

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Perceived Appropriateness and Intention to Use Service Robots in Tourism

In Pesonen, J. & Neidhardt, J. (Eds.) Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2019, Proceedings of the International Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 30.01-01.02.2019, pp. 237-248
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Jan 2019
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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service robots, tourism, perceived appropriateness, intention to use, robonomics

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What Should Robots Do? A Comparative Analysis of Industry Professionals, Educators and Tourists

In Pesonen, J. & Neidhardt, J. (Eds.) Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2019, Proceedings of the International Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 30.01-01.02.2019, pp. 249-262
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
Stanislav Hristov Ivanov and Craig Webster
Varna University of Management (VUM) and Ball State University
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service robots, tourism, perceived appropriateness, service automation, robonomics