Priyanko Guchait

Associate Professor at University of Houston

Priyanko  Guchait

Priyanko Guchait, PhD. is a tenured Associate Professor in the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at University of Houston. He is an innovative researcher and hospitality educator.

Dr. Guchait is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and magazines. He currently teaches Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior at the undergraduate level, and Multivariate Data Analysis at the Ph.D. level.

Dr. Guchait taught at the University of Mississippi and The Pennsylvania State University before joining Hilton College in July 2012. He currently serves as the dissertation/thesis chair and in committees for Master's and PhD students.

Dr. Guchait serves as the faculty advisor of Eta Sigma Delta—the International Hospitality Honor Society, and also serves as the Chair of Innovation Lab in the Hilton College. He sits on the editorial boards of journals including IJCHM and reviews for several others. Additionally, he is currently serving as Director of Marketing for WFCHRIE.

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Stealing Thunder: A New Service Recovery Strategy To Impact Customer Loyalty and Trust

In hospitality, service failures refer to service performance that falls below a customer's expectations. Since service is human-related, zero-defect service is unrealistic, and service failure is inevitable.

Not learning from an error is an error

Hospitality organizations are faced with the possibility of errors every day, writes Priyanko Guchait of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. But organizations that value growth, change, experimentation, innovation, and learning – that is, entrepreneurial companies as opposed to bureaucratic companies – tend to have more positive attitudes towards errors.