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Dr Mingming Cheng

Office: Commerce 2.46
Tel: 64 3 479 3486
Email: mingming.cheng@otago.ac.nz

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Dr. Mingming Cheng is a lecturer in tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Mingming received his PhD in management from UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney. Mingming’s core research interests and expertise deal with Chinese outbound tourists with a strong focus on Chinese young generations, the sharing economy (e.g. Airbnb and Uber), data science (big data) and event management.


From 2013 to 2018, Mingming published 20 peer-reviewed journal articles in the tourism, hospitality and marketing field with six A* and ten A papers (ABDC ranking 2013) (18 of them are SSCI listed). These journals include Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, International Journal of Hospitality Management and Journal of Business Research. He is also on the editorial board of Tourism Analysis.


His philosophy, as a researcher and lecturer, is to translate research to society, creating positive impacts on those involved. Mingming has been a consultant for a number of organisations, providing industry training and advice on Chinese consumers, including Space Furniture (a high-end furniture shop in Australia) and Westfield (the largest Shopping Mall in Australia). These trainings and advice are evidence-based as a result of Mingming’s research. Mingming is an expert in data science, helping organizations translate their data into business insights.


Mingming has conducted/assisted a number of projects with UN agencies including UNESCO and the UN World Tourism Organisation, Business Events Sydney, Destination New South Wales, Meetings & Events Australia, New Zealand North Asia Centre for Asia-Pacific Excellence and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. Thus far, Mingming has attracted more than US$ 250,000 research funding. In 2017, Mingming was awarded Otago Business School Best Emerging Researcher for his outstanding research achievements.


Further information can be found in Mingming’s personal website: https://mingmingcheng.com/

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Publications

Edwards, J. D. K., Rosenbaum, M. S., & Cheng, M. (2018). Research note: Legal implications of soundalike hotels in China: Haiyatt and Marvelot. Tourism Management, 68, 162-167. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2018.03.010

Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., Wearing, S., & McDonald, M. (2017). Ecotourism social media initiatives in China. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(3), 416-432. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1214141

Schweinsberg, S., Darcy, S., & Cheng, M. (2017). The agenda setting power of news media in framing the future role of tourism in protected areas. Tourism Management, 62, 241-252. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.04.011

Cheng, M., & Foley, C. (2018). The sharing economy and digital discrimination: The case of Airbnb [Research note]. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 70, 95-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.11.002

Cheng, M. (2016). Current sharing economy media discourse in tourism [Research note]. Annals of Tourism Research, 60, 111-114. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.07.001

Journal - Research Article

Cheng, M., & Edwards, D. (2019). A comparative automated content analysis approach on the review of the sharing economy discourse in tourism and hospitality. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(1), 35-49. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1361908

Cheng, M., & Foley, C. (2018). The sharing economy and digital discrimination: The case of Airbnb [Research note]. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 70, 95-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.11.002

Ma, E., Cheng, M., & Hsiao, A. (2018). Sentiment analysis: A review and agenda for future research in hospitality contexts. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/IJCHM-10-2017-0704

Cheng, M., & Jin, X. (2018). What do Airbnb users care about? An analysis of online review comments. International Journal of Hospitality Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2018.04.004

Edwards, J. D. K., Rosenbaum, M. S., & Cheng, M. (2018). Research note: Legal implications of soundalike hotels in China: Haiyatt and Marvelot. Tourism Management, 68, 162-167. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2018.03.010

Cheng, M., & Foley, C. (2018). Understanding the distinctiveness of Chinese Post-80s tourists through an exploration of their formative experiences. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(11), 1312-1328. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1406462

Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., Wearing, S., & McDonald, M. (2017). Ecotourism social media initiatives in China. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(3), 416-432. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1214141

Cheng, M., Wong, A. I., & Prideaux, B. (2017). Political travel constraints: The role of Chinese popular nationalism. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 34(3), 383-397. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2016.1182456

Edwards, D., Cheng, M., Wong, I. A., Zhang, J., & Wu, Q. (2017). Ambassadors of knowledge sharing: Co-produced travel information through tourist-local social media exchange. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(2), 690-708. doi: 10.1108/IJCHM-10-2015-0607

Schweinsberg, S., Darcy, S., & Cheng, M. (2017). The agenda setting power of news media in framing the future role of tourism in protected areas. Tourism Management, 62, 241-252. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.04.011

Cheng, M. (2016). Sharing economy: A review and agenda for future research. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 57, 60-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2016.06.003

Rosenbaum, M. S., Cheng, M., & Wong, I. A. (2016). Retail knockoffs: Consumer acceptance and rejection of inauthentic retailers. Journal of Business Research, 69, 2448-2455. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.01.015

Cheng, M. (2016). Current sharing economy media discourse in tourism [Research note]. Annals of Tourism Research, 60, 111-114. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.07.001

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