Edward Lai

About

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About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Marketing at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech.

Research Interests

Sustainability
Behavioral Nudging
Goals & Self-regulation

I am a doctoral candidate in Marketing at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. I study pre-purchase and post-purchase decision-making and work at the intersection of sustainability and societal well-being.

Prior to starting my Ph.D., I worked as a consultant in the hospitality industry for companies such as Horwath HTL, the global leader in hotel, tourism, and leisure consulting, and the Langham Hospitality Group.

I received my BSc in Hotel Management with First Class Honors from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

I will be on the job market in Summer/Fall 2022.

Education

2023 Expected

Virginia Tech

Pamplin College of Business

Ph.D. in Marketing (Minor in Statistics)

2013

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

BSc in Hotel Management (with First Class Honors)

2012

Boston University

School of Hospitality Administration

International Student Exchange Program

Industry Experiences

2014-2016

Horwath HTL

Global Leader in Hotel, Tourism, and Leisure Consulting

Consultant

2013

Langham Hospitality Group

Global Headquarter Office

Revenue Management Executive

2012

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Trainee

2011

Hilton Beijing Capital Airport

Trainee

Research

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