Linda Canina

Professor at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA)

Linda  Canina

Linda Canina is a professor of finance in the Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate group at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance. Her research interests include asset valuation, corporate finance, and strategic management.

Canina's publications include: "The Relationship between New Venture Entry Mode and Firm Performance"; "Acquisition Premiums and Performance Improvements for Acquirers and Targets in the Lodging Industry"; "Business Cycle and Asset Valuation in the Gaming Industry"; "Strategic Price Positioning for Revenue Management: The Effects of Relative Price Position and Fluctuation on Performance"; and "Agglomeration Effects and Strategic Orientations: Evidence from the U.S. Lodging Industry," published in the Academy of Management Journal. Canina's other work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Financial Management Journal, the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality Finance, and the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. She holds a PhD from New York University.

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Pre- and Post-COVID Travel Preferences

COVID-19 has disrupted travel and the hospitality industry like no other historical event. As travel slowly resumes in the US under strict government guidelines, our survey results suggest that travel-related businesses like hotels are now serving a more cautious guest who appreciates mask wearing, social distancing, and increased cleaning.

Cornell Research Recap: Uncovering the attributes of sustainable earnings in the lodging industry

New research from the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) shows that while earnings are used in the lodging industry to inform key financial decisions, from setting incentives for management contracts to determining capital allocations, little is known about the factors that can have a significant impact on achieving sustainable earnings in the industry.

Competitive Hotel Pricing in Europe: An Exploration of Strategic Positioning | By: Cathy A. Enz, Linda Canina, and Jean-Pierre van der Rest

Executive Summary: This study explores the effects of competitor pricing levels on relative revenue on a sample of over 4,000 hotels in Europe over a ten-year period (2004–2013). Hotels in this European sample, which included both independent and chain-affiliated properties, achieved higher revenue per available room (RevPAR) than direct competitors when they positioned their hotels with comparatively higher prices.