Dr ZHANG, Xinyan Alina
ZHANG, Xin-yan Alina<br>章新燕

Lecturer 講師

BEng, MSc (Huazhong U.S.T.); PhD (H.K.)
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Teaching and Scholarly Interests
  • Tourism Supply Chain Management
  • Web-Based Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Game Theory
  • Tourism Management
  • Information and Communication Systems
  • Event Management
Research-Scholarly Outputs  


Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. from The University of Hong Kong in 2006. After that, she joined the School of Hotel & Tourism Management as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research area focuses on tourism demand analysis, tourism supply chains and information systems. She has several papers published in such as Journal of Operations Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Research, Tourism Management, Tourism Economics, and Service Industries Journal.

In carrying out her post-doctoral research within SHTM, Dr. Zhang has been involved in the project “Developing a Web-based tourism demand forecasting system for Hong Kong”. She is responsible for the system design and development as well as conducting the online Delphi forecasting via the system. On 4 March 2008, the forecasting system was successfully launched and introduced to the industry partners. On behalf of the project team members, Dr. Zhang attended the 6th International Exhibition of Inventions (October 2008, Suzhou, China), which is a large four annual international exhibition of inventions. Over 3000 invention works submitted by inventors from more than 40 countries/regions were displayed, and the forecasting system won the Silver Award.

At PolyU SPEED, Dr. Zhang conducts teaching in several areas such as Convention and Exhibition Management, Tourism Development in China.