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James Raad

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

James Raad is a Ph.D. student in the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality & Tourism management at Virginia Tech. His research is concentrated on analyzing the effect of marketing and management decisions and events on the market value of firms. He is currently working on analyzing the effect of Royal weddings on the Hotel market value of the hosting destination and analyzing the effect of innovation decisions in OTA firms on their market value.   

Expected Graduation



On the Job Market


Research Area

  • Firm Value
  • Finance
  • Revenue Management
  • Events
  • Innovation

Research Methods

  • Event Study


  • SPSS
  • SAS

Teaching Assistant Roles

  • HTM 3424 Event Management, instructor: Candace Fitch
  • HTM 1414 Intro to Hospitality and Tourism Management, instructor: Candace Fitch

Education and Certification

  • MBA, Lebanese American University, Lebanon, 2018
  • BS, Banking and Finance, Lebanese American University, Lebanon, 2016 

Industry experience

  • Personal loan officer, BLC Bank, Beirut, Lebanon, 2018


  • Byblos, Lebanon _ because it is the oldest inhabited city in the world. It has many beautiful historical sites and it is very famous for its sandy beaches.

Food & Drink

  • Most of the traditional Lebanese food as: Hummus, Kebbeh, Kafta, Fattoush, Tabbouleh, Manakish, Kanafeh.