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About Arturs Kalnins

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.


2005 - 2017 Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
1998 - 2005 Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, University of Southern California ‐ Marshall School of Business
2003 Visiting Scholar, Boston University ‐ School of Management

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Hospitality, Franchising Strategy, Small Business Strategy, and Analysis of Impact

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Honors and Awards

  • ISS Fellow, Cornell University, Fall 2008
  • Best Paper Award, International Society of Franchising, 2004
  • USC Excellence in Research Award, MOR Department, 2003
  • James H. Zumberge Individual Research Grant for 2001-2002 ($21,000)
  • Summer Research Funding at Cornell, 2005; at USC, 1999-2004
  • Gerald and Lillian Dykstra Teaching Award for outstanding instructors, University of Michigan Business School, 1996

Contact Information

545D Statler Hall
Phone: 607.255.0044


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