Dr. Jeroen A. Oskam

The collaborative consumption of our cities and the unsustainability of ‘sharing’

Jeroen Oskam is the Director of the Research Centre at Hotelschool The Hague. The two research areas of this Centre are hospitable behaviour and its business consequences, and future developments in the hospitality industry. Jeroen’s own research pertains to the latter area, with recent scenario studies on topics as Airbnb and OTAs. His latest book is titled The Future of Airbnb and the ‘Sharing Economy’. The Collaborative Consumption of Our Cities (Channelview, 2019). Jeroen obtained his PhD in 1992 from the Universiteit van Amsterdam (Sociology of Literature), and has worked at different hotel and tourism schools in the Netherlands and in Spain. In Maastricht he was responsible for the Master programs in Hospitality Management; together with colleagues from ESADE-Sant Ignasi he designed a joint program focusing on innovation. In Spain he initiated a joint Bachelor program with French and English partners. At Stenden University (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands), he led the innovative European Tourism Futures Institute in its initial years, turning a regionally funded project into an ambitious international knowledge network with university partners in 20 European Countries. He is one of the founders of the Journal of Tourism Futures.

Dr. Eli Cohen

Implementation of Best-Worst scaling method to Hospitality and Tourism Research

Eli Cohen is a faculty member at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management, Department of Management. He is also having a position of Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia, School of Marketing. His current research interests are focused on consumers’ behavior and choice of food and beverages products. His research has been published in high-ranked journal and presented in professional conferences. Among the journals: European Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Wine Business Research, Food Quality and Preference, Tourism and Hospitality Research. He is also recognized as an outstanding reviewer of academic manuscripts for academic journals. Eli Cohen is a member of the steering committee of the Academy of Wine Business Research (AWBR) and he is one of the founders in 2003. He has over 20 years of experience in consulting in the food industry in Israel and in Europe. He taught research methods and other topics in international courses in France, Hong Kong and Australia.