Dr. Christopher Dutt

Dr. Christopher Dutt

Assistant Professor / Programme Leader Hospitality ManangementDesignation

General

Dr. Christopher Dutt is an Assistant Professor and Programme Leader at Al Rayyan International University College (ARIU) in partnership with the University of Derby. At ARIU, Dr. Dutt is the Programme Leader on the BA (Hons) programme in International Hospitality Management and the MBA programme in Global Hospitality. Prior to joining ARIU, Dr. Dutt was a Senior Lecturer at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai, where he taught courses related to hospitality, tourism, and research. Originally from the UK, Dr. Dutt has spent most of his time in the Gulf and in Asia.
Dr. Dutt completed a BA in International Tourism Management and an MSc in International Hospitality Management in Dubai, and obtained his PhD in Management Studies from the University of Exeter in the UK.
His research interests include perceptions of tourism, expatriation, sustainability, and consumer behaviour. In 2020, Dr. Dutt won the 2020 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award – Tourism and Hospitality Management Award.

Qualifications

  • University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Management Studies. Thesis title: The role of tourism in bridging the gap between high-skilled expatriates and hosts: A case of the United Arab Emirates
  • Higher Education Leadership Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (GradCertHEd.)
  • The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai, UAE
    MSc International Hospitality Management
  • The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai, UAE
    BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

Area of Expertise

  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management
  • Technology in Hospitality and Tourism

Publications

Journal Publications
Kenny, J. & Dutt, C. S. (2021). The long-term impacts of hotels’ strategic responses to COVID-19: The case of Dubai. Tourism and Hospitality Research. DOI: /10.1177/14673584211034525
Parikh, P. & Dutt, C. S. (2021). Impacts of staff demographics on complaint management behaviour in 5-star hotels in Dubai. International Hospitality Review. DOI:
Al Hallaq, A., Ninov, I., & Dutt, C. S. (2020). The perceptions of host-city residents of the impact of mega-events and their support: The Expo 2020 in Dubai. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2020.1839088
Nam, K., Dutt, C. S., Chathoth, P. K., Daghfous, A., & Khan, M. S. (2020). The adoption of artificial intelligence and robotics in the hotel industry: Prospects and challenges. Electronic Markets. DOI: 10.1007/s12525-020-00442-3
Nam, K., Dutt, C. S., Chathoth, P. K., & Khan, M. S. (2019). Blockchain technology for smart city and smart tourism: Latest trends and challenges. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2019.1585376
Dutt, C. S., Hahn, G., Christodoulidou, N., & Nadkarni, S. (2018). What’s so mysterious about mystery shoppers? Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism. DOI: 10.1080/1528008X.2018.1553118
Dutt, C. S., Harvey, W. S. & Shaw, G. (2018). The missing voice in tourism perceptions: The exclusion of expatriates. Tourism Management Perspectives. DOI:10.1016/j.tmp.2017.10.004
Abbas, K. & Dutt, C. S. (2018). Residents’ perceptions of cultural tourism in Dubai. Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies, 2(3), 21-39. DOI: 10.18848/2470-9336/cgp/v20i03/21-39
Dutt, C. S. & Ninov, I. (2017). Expatriates’ learning: The role of VFR tourism. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 31. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.03.003
Dutt, C., & Ninov, I (2016). The role of mindfulness in tourism: Tourism businesses’ perceptions of mindfulness in Dubai, UAE. Tourism, 64(1). DOI: 338.482:159.9(536.2)
Dutt, C. & Ninov, I (2015) Tourists’ experiences of mindfulness in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing. DOI: 10.1080/10548408.2015.1107521.

Conference Proceedings
Dutt, C. S. (2021). Flipping a tourism class. APacCHRIE Conference Proceedings, May, 2021, Singapore.
Rabe, P. & Dutt, C. S. (2019). Factors affecting the recruitment of restaurant managers in Dubai: Extended abstract. APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE Joint Conference Proceedings, May, 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR China
Minh, L. V., G. & Dutt, C. S. (2019). Impacts of tourism on the cultural heritage of destinations sites: Extended abstract. APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE Joint Conference Proceedings, May, 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR China
Seebacher, N. & Dutt, C. S. (2019). Cultural perceptions of effective leadership: Extended abstract. APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE Joint Conference Proceedings, May, 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR China
Bhojwani, G. & Dutt, C. S. (2019). Managing cultural tourism sites: Extended abstract. APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE Joint Conference Proceedings, May, 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR China
Butterton, D. R. & Dutt, C. S. (2018) Veganism, a diet without meat, fish or diary, are consumers willing to make the switch? Council for Hospitality Management Education Conference Proceedings, May, 2018, Bournemouth University, UK.
Nadkarni, S., and Dutt, C. S. (2017) Internet of Things: optimizing hotel operations and guest experience, in: International Conference on Business Big Data and Decision Science, 2-4 August 2017, Bangkok
Ninov, N., Dutt, C. S., & Ninov, V. (2017). Memories of frequent traveller: The impact of mindfulness on airline crews – Extended abstract. Academy of Global Hospitality & Tourism Conference proceedings, 2017, Cheongju, South Korea.
Dutt, C., Ninov, I, & Haas, D. (2016). The effect of visiting friends and relatives on expatriates’ destination knowledge. International Associate of Cultural and Digital Tourism conference proceedings, 2015, Athens, Greece.
Dutt, C., Ninov, I, & Haas, D. (2015). The effect of visiting friends and relatives on expatriates’ destination knowledge: Abstract. International Associate of Cultural and Digital Tourism conference proceedings, 2014, Athens, Greece. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15859-4.
Dutt, C., Hahn, G., Christodoulidou, N., & Nadkarni, S. (2014). What’s so mysterious about mystery shoppers: Abstract. Western Digital Sciences Institute conference proceedings, Napa Valley, US.
Nadkarni, S., Dutt, C., & Kane, T. (2014). Digital touchpoints of leisure travellers from emerging markets: A case of BRIC countries. Global Marketing Conference proceedings, Singapore.
Dutt, C. (2011). The role of mindfulness in tourism; Tourism business’ perspectives of mindfulness. EuroCHRIE conference proceedings, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Book Reviews
Dutt, C. S. (2021) Book Review – Tourism of Martial Arts: Social-cultural perspective, Wojceich J. Cynerski. European Journal of Travel Research, 27. DOI: TBD
Dutt, C. S. (2018) Book Review – Tourism in the Arab world: An industry perspective, H. Almuhrzi, H. Alriyami, N. Scott, Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK (2017). Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.10.001

Book Chapter
Dutt, C. S. (2022). Cultural Distance. In D. Buhalis (Ed.). Encyclopedia of tourism management and marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing
Dutt, C. S. (2022). Mindfulness in tourism. In D. Buhalis (Ed.). Encyclopedia of tourism management and marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing
Dutt, C. S. (2022). Expatriation in tourism. In D. Buhalis (Ed.). Encyclopedia of tourism management and marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing
Dutt, C. (2015). Research in action: Designing and implement an online survey. In B. Brotherton (Ed.) Researching hospitality and tourism (2nd ed). London: Sage