Financial Decision-Making in the Foodservice Industry: Economic Costs and Benefits, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Financial Decision-Making in the Foodservice Industry

Economic Costs and Benefits, 1st Edition

Edited by Amit Sharma

Apple Academic Press

287 pages | 14 Color Illus. | 5 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-11-01
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The study of decision-making in foodservice is still a relatively new area of scholarly interest. The application of cost-benefit analysis and behavioral finance and economics in the foodservice context is rare. This volume, Financial Decision-Making in the Foodservice Industry: Economic Costs and Benefits,fills that gap and focuses on cost-benefit analysis, decision-making, behavioral finance, economic theories, and their application in foodservice and restaurant industry. The volume synthesizes these major themes by developing new theoretical foundations and presenting findings from the investigation of managerial practice.

The authors cover an abundance of topical issues, including ethical obligations in foodservice, sustainability issues in the foodservice/restaurant industry, farm-to-school and local food expenditures in school foodservice settings, managerial traits and behavior in the foodservice industry, and more.

Table of Contents

1. Consumer Agency and the Ethical Obligations of Food Service Providers in an Era of Cheap Food, Racial Inequality, and Neoliberal Governance

Robert M. Chiles

2. To Be Green or Not to Be Green: Costs and Benefits Related to Sustainability Decision-Making in the Restaurant Industry

Robin B. DiPietro

3. Food Safety: Integrating Behavior Change and Motivation Design

Kevin R. Roberts and Naiqing Lin

4. Promoting More Sustainable Consumers Decisions in Foodservice Settings: Effectiveness of the “Nudges” Approach

Laure Saulais, Maurice Doyon, and Camille Massey

5. Nutritional Status of Children Participating in the Supplementary Nutritional Programme (SNP) and Mothers’ Perceptions of Services Provided

Angeline Jeyakumar and Mrudula Holkar

6. Foodservice Employees’ Knowledge of Healthy Alternative Meals Based on Out-of-Home Eating Trends in South Africa

H. Kesa and A. N. Melani

7. The Impact of Farm-to-School and Local Food Expenditures on School Foodservice Revenues

Victor Motta

8. The Influence of Managerial Traits and Behavior in the Foodservice Industry

Kwanglim Seo

9. U. S. Trends in Food Away from Home

Jungtae Soh

10. Processing Fluency: An Approach to Look for Nudge Interventions

Yuxia Ouyang

11. Cost-Benefit Assessment of Local Foods in Independent Restaurants

Amit Sharma and Frode Alfnes

12. The Tradeoff Model: An Agency Perspective to Understanding the Process of Everyday Food Choice Transactions

Amit Sharma

About the Editor

Amit Sharma, PhD, is Professor of Hospitality Finance in the School of Hospitality Management at Pennsylvania State University since 2006, and prior to that he was Assistant Professor at Iowa State University since 2002.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SCIENCE / General