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Che-Jen Su, Ph.D.

College of Human Ecology

Distinguished Professor

Department of Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management

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Che-Jen Su is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan. Meanwhile, he is an associate editor of Service Business: An International Journal (SSCI listed), regional editor (Asia) of the Journal of Global Business and Technology (Scopus listed), chief international editor of the Journal of Morisita Memorial Research, and an editorial member of Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina (Scopus listed). Professor Su’s international titles include the president of the Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association from 2017 to 2020, professor of Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea), chair researcher of Morishita Memorial & Research Foundation (Kyoto, Japan), Fulbright Senior Researcher of the State University of New York (Old Westbury, NY, USA), visiting scholar of the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France), visiting senior fellow of Wakayama University (Wakayama, Japan), visiting scholar of Korea Culture and Tourism Institute (Seoul, South Korea), and visiting scholar of the City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China). His research interests are interpersonal influence in tourist contexts, international tourism management, and cross-cultural tourist behavior. For more about his surveys please refer to the Commonwealth Research Program (


Family, Work, and Tourism: Cross-Culture Surveys


Initiated by Dr. Che-Jen Su in 2014, the Commonwealth Research Program (CRP) is a worldwide study intending to explore general issues of family, work, and tourism in cross-societal contexts. CRP has been conducted by more than 80 researchers from 25 societies (either countries or regions). The ongoing program’s outcomes were published on Tourism Review, Service Business, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, SAGE Open, International Journal of Tourism and Travel, Communications, and Social Science Journal. The CRP fellows reach out to all of those who want to get more insight into links connecting societies, family, work, and tourism/leisure (


Selected publications:

Liao, H. H., Su, C. J., Lorgnier, N., Lan, Y. F., & Oh, S. (2022). Adolescents’ motivation for family travels: cross-culture/cross-country evidence. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 27(2), 103-134.

Lorgnier, N. G., Su, C. J., & O’Rourke, S. M. (2022). Brands' perceived sustainable development goals: index development and applications with professional sport teams and fast-food brands. Service Business, 16(1), 125-157.

Chiang, Y. C., Su, C. J., Liao, H. H., Chaudhary, M., & Lan, Y. F. (2021). Children’s dominance in family vacation decision-making (FVDM): a multi-national analysis. Tourism Review.

Lebrun, A. M., Su, C. J., & Bouchet, P. (2021). Domestic tourists’ experience in protected natural parks: A new trend in pandemic crisis?. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 35, 100398.

Lebrun, A. M., Su, C. J., & Bouchet, P. (2021). A More Sustainable Management of Domestic Tourists in Protected Natural Parks: A New Trend in Sport Tourism after the Covid-19 Pandemic?. Sustainability, 13(14), 7750.

Lan, Y. F., & Su, C. J. (2021). Fathers’ predominance in transport arrangements for family tourism: E-CHAID-based profiling in East Asia. Communications-Scientific letters of the University of Zilina, 23(4), G13-G24.

Yen, W. S., Su, C. J., Lan, Y. F., Mazurek, M., Kosmaczewska, J., Švagždienė, B., & Cherenkov, V. (2020). Adolescents’ use of influence tactics with parents in family travel decision making: a cross-societal comparison in Eastern Europe. The Social Science Journal, 1-13.

Lorgnier, N. G., Chanavat, N., Su, C. J., & O’Rourke, S. M. (2020). Examining the influence of brand-based value congruity: do the values of the International Olympic Committee really matter?. Service Business, 14(1), 73-99.

Lan, Y. F., & Su, C. J. (2020). Communicating with key travel decision maker for stronger competitiveness of destinations: A multilevel perspective for East Asian family vacations. International Journal of Tourism and Travel, 13(1), 19-32.

Cheng, I., Su, C. J., Liao, H. H., Lorgnier, N., Lebrun, A. M., Yen, W. S., ... & Huang, Y. (2019). Adolescents’ perceptions of mother–father dominance in family vacation decisions: a 25-society study. Service Business, 13(4), 755-778.

Su, C. J., Liao, H. H., Lorgnier, N., Yen, W. S., Bouchet, P., Hirooka, Y., ... & Lan, Y. F. (2019). Measuring adolescent influence tactics with parents in family vacation decisions: A comparable scale across 19 societies. SAGE Open, 9(1): 209, 2158244019835950.

Badaoui, K., Lebrun, A. M., Su, C. J., & Bouchet, P. (2018). The influence of personal and social identity on the clothing consumption of adolescents. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 35(1), 65-78.

Lebrun, A. M., Su, C. J., Lhéraud, J. L., Marsac, A., & Bouchet, P. (2017). Experiential context and actual experiences in protected natural parks: comparing France versus Taiwan. In Consumer Behavior in Tourism and Hospitality Research (pp. 97-118). Emerald Publishing Limited.

Su, C. J., Lebrun, A. M., Bouchet, P., Wang, J. R., Lorgnier, N., & Yang, J. H. (2016). Tourists’ participation and preference-related belief in co-creating value of experience: a nature-based perspective. Service Business, 10(4), 823-846.

Su, C. J., Lorgnier, N. G., Yang, J. H., & Oh, S. H. (2015). How does the interview change the importance of résumé information in acceptance decisions? An experimental study in the hotel industry. Service Business, 9(4), 711-732.

Su, C. J., Yang, J. H., Badaoui, K., & Cho, N. (2014). Tour leaders' impression management and job performance: Exploring the moderating role of tourists' self-monitoring. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 19(3), 356-373.

Lorgnier, N., & Su, C. J. (2014). Considering coopetition strategies in sport tourism networks: A look at the nonprofit nautical sports clubs on the northern coast of France. European Sport Management Quarterly, 14(1), 87-109.

Su, C. J. (2010). An examination of the usage and impact of upward influence tactics by workers in the hospitality sector of Taiwan: Expanding the framework of Rao, Schmidt, and Murray (1995), Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 27(4), 306-319.

Su, C. J., & Wang, S. (2010). A cross-cultural study of East Asian adolescents’ influence in family purchase decisions, Journal of Global Business & Technology, 6(1), 52-67.

Wang, K. C., Chou, S. H., Su, C. J., & Tsai, H. Y. (2007). More information, stronger effectiveness? Different group package tour advertising components on web page. Journal of Business Research, 60(4), 382-387.