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Dr Meng-Mei Maggie Chen

Meng-Mei Maggie Chen , PhD


PhD in Marketing, University of Surrey


Assistant Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne
EHL Campus (Singapore)

Courses and Modules Taught

• High Performance Distribution Strategy for Hotels MASTER IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT • Principles of Customer Centricity

Teaching Subject(s)

Customer Information and Distribution Channel Management
High Performance Distribution Strategy for Hotels
Operational Marketing in Hospitality Industry

Area(s) of Expertise

Customer decision making process
Digital marketing
Hotel distribution strategy
Marketing strategy
Online consumer behavior

Short Bio

Meng-Mei Maggie Chen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at EHL teaching hotel distribution strategy, online consumer behavior, marketing strategy and digital marketing courses. Before entering higher education, Maggie held positions in various tourism sectors, ranging from hotels to casinos, travel agencies, and consulting.

She has worked in Taiwan, the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Switzerland and she leverages her cross-cultural sense and sensitivity in her work and research. Maggie's research includes hotel channel management, distribution channel marketing, customer decision making process, and consumer behavior. Recently, she completed a Swiss governmental agency research project which focuses on optimizing channel management for SME hotels in Switzerland.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Chen, M. M., Zizka, L., Girardin, F., & Zhang, E. R. (2021). Explaining viewer affect with imagery diagnosis model. Tourism Management Perspectives, 38, 100814. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2021.100814

Chen, M. M., & Murphy, H. C. (2018). Hotel school alumni’s intentions to use communication channels-a cross-generational comparison study. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 18(3), 202-216. https://doi.org/10.1080/15313220.2018.1431590

Chen, M. M. (2018). Exploring Alumni’s Intention to Engage in Nonmonetary Activities: A Cross-Generational Comparison Study. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 30(2), 109-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/10963758.2018.1437350

Chen, M. M. (2018). Students’ perceptions of the educational usage of a Facebook group. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 18(4), 315-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/15313220.2018.1434448

Murphy, H. C., & Chen, M.M. (2016). Online Information Sources Used in Hotel Bookings: Examining Relevance and Recall. Journal of Travel Research, 55(4), 523-536. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0047287514559033

Murphy, H. C., Chen, M.M., & Cossutta, M. (2016). An investigation of multiple devices and information sources used in the hotel booking process. Tourism Management, 52, 44-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2015.06.004

Murphy, H. C., & Chen, M.M. (2016). Is Social Good Replacing Loyalty? Hotel Executive, 22.

Chen, M. M., Murphy, H. C., & Knecht, S. (2016). An Importance Performance Analysis of smartphone applications for hotel chains. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 12 (29), 69-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2016.05.001

Chen, M. M., & Jones, P. (2011). Factors determining hotel selection: online behavior by leisure travellers. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 11(1), 83-95. https://doi.org/10.1057%2Fthr.2010.20

Funded Research Projects

Chen, M. M. & Zizka, L., Project: Destination Image: What drives potential tourists` intention to come to Switzerland? Date: 01.01.2019 to 30.06.2020, External fundraising: HES-SO.


CHME Conference 2010 Best paper award: Factors determining hotel selection: online behavior by leisure travellers. CHME conference, Surrey, UK.