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Simone Bianco

Doctoral student
342 Wallace Hall, Virginia Tech
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Simone Bianco is a PhD student at Virginia Tech, class of 2023.  He started his academic life after holding various positions in the hospitality industry both in hotels and restaurants. His research interests are Strategic Management and Innovation.

Expected Graduation

2023

Advisor(s)

On the Job Market

No

Research Area

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation

Research Methods

  • Event Analysis 
  • Panel Data Modelling   
  • Nested Modelling

 

Courses Taught

  •  HTM/MGT 2314 Introduction to International Management (core business class required of all business majors)

Teaching Assistant Roles

  • HTM/MGT 2314 Introduction to International Management (core business class required of all business majors), instructor Manisha Singal, PhD                                                                                                             
  • HTM/MGT 2314 Introduction to International Management (core business class required of all business majors), instructor Stuart Feigenbaum
  • MGT 4394 Strategic Management (capstone course), instructor Florian Zach, PhD

Education and Certification

  • MS in Hospitality Business Management, Alfred Learner School of Business, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2017
  • BS, Tourism Sciences, University of Pisa, Campus Lucca, Italy 2015

Industry experience

  • Project Manager & Government Affairs, Delaware Restaurant Association 2017-2018
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, 2016-2017
  • Front Office Agent, Sheraton Hotel Malpensa Milan, 2014-2016
  • Beach Manager, Le acque basse beach, 2011

Honors and awards 

  • Leadership Award, University of Delaware, 2017

Previous University

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, 2016-2017

Conferences

  • Graduate Conference 2021
  • APTA Conference 2021
  • ICHRIE Conference 2021                                                                   
  • Ecole de hotelerie de lausanne finance conference 2021

Destination

  • Ligurian West Coast (Italy)

Food & Drink

  • Fresh Sea Food Pasta