Hossein GT Olya, PhD.
College of Hospitality & Tourism Management,
Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea.
*Associate Editor, The Service Industries Journal (SSCI)
Hossein Olya is an Assist. Prof. Dr. of Tourism Management at Sejong University, Seoul. He contribute as methodology editor of the Service Industrial Journal. He was Head of Tourism Department at British University of Nicosia, Cyprus since Sep. 2015 till Aug. 2016. He received his BS degree in natural resource engineering (2007) at the University of Tehran and MSc degree (2009) in natural resource engineering at Zabol University. He received his PhD degree (June 2015) in tourism management in the Tourism Faculty at Eastern Mediterranean University
Olya has viable experience in both industry and academia. He has served a consultant for engineer companies in the fields of the environment and natural resources for more than seven years. He was manager of a research project in the International Carbon Sequestration Project, coordinated by the UNDP. He was a researcher for seven research projects funded by the University of Tehran, Agriculture Ministry, and Sathoom Desert Research Center. He earned a license as a consultant in the field of natural resources engineering in 2011 and was head of the Geographical Information System (GIS) Department, Agriculture Ministry in Birjand from 2010 to 2012. In addition, he has five years of teaching experience and has published two books on tourism and natural resources: Atlas of Desert Tourism and Horticulture and Garden Tourism.
Olya’s research interests include tourism marketing, modeling consumer behavior, tourism climate, GIS, fuzzy logic, asymmetric modelling using fsQCA with complexity theory, Halal tourism, and modelling of environmental systems. He has made numerous publications in scientific journals and presentations at conferences. He was selected as a third young researcher at the Festival of Superior Young Adult Living Abroad, organized by the President–Supreme Council of Affairs Abroad in 2012.
His recent work on tourist assessment of climate risk has been published in Tourism Management and Journal of Business Research. He is one of the pioneer researchers who applied fsQCA and complexity theory in tourism industry. He used this innovative approach for predicting behavior of residents for supporting tourism development which is issued in Journal of Travel Research. Recently, he model anti-tourism and pro-tourism behaviors of community groups using fsQCA with complexity theory, which is published in Current Issues in Tourism. He serves as a reviewer for SSCI journals, including Current Issues in Tourism, Tourism Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Lake and Reservoir Management, Water Research and Development, and Environment, Development and Sustainability.