The Faculty’s scientific and research programme is nested within the area of social sciences, more precisely within the scientific field of economics, as well as other related scientific areas and fields. The Statute of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management specifies the following scientific and research activities:

  • Cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research on economic issues, undertaking scientific and professional studies, projects, writing expertise, reports, evaluations and analyses, as well as providing specialized development research, business consultancy, project reviews and auditing.
  • Implementing research projects in cooperation with foreign institutions as part of the Faculty’s international cooperation and individual research conducted by the teaching staff, published in the Faculty proceedings, books, journals and other publications
  • Organizing national and international scientific and professional symposia, seminars, congresses, conferences and other scientific and professional meetings

FTHM’s objectives are achieved through the scientific research, and by extension the goals of the UNIRI Strategy 2014-2020 also, especially in the context of smart specialization, but they help to strengthen the scientific constituent and develop its potential by stimulating creativity, innovations and mobility as well, since they are understood as critical cornerstones for expanding the boundaries of human knowledge.

Respecting the fact that the research funding system, i.e. scientific and research projects funding from the Croatian Science Foundation, provides insufficient incentive for the scientific activity of the constituent in the short term, FTHM reallocates part of its own funds to the University research funding system.

Scientific and research project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (2015)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

Management of sport experiences in the function of designing effective business models in less developed tourist destinations

Marko Perić

Social sciences

 

Reasearch support from the University of Rijeka (2014)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

Supply chain management in hospitality

Edna Mrnjavac

Social sciences

 

Reasearch support from the University of Rijeka (2019)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

Sustainable cities as carriers of economic development

Marinela Krstinić Nižić

Social sciences

The role of audio management in tourist destination development Christian Stipanović Social sciences
Impacts and strategic outcomes of large sport tourism events – the perspective of local residents Marko Perić Social sciences

 

Scientific projects of the FTHM with funding from the University of Rijeka (2015)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

Creating of a tourism product club with the aim repositioning a tourist destination

Christian Stipanović

Social sciences

Measuring online reputtion impact on tourist destination competitivness

Suzana Marković

Social sciences

Identifying economic and social determinants of tourist expenditure in order to overcome destination's seasonality

Dora Smolčić Jurdana

Social sciences

Economic impact of climate changeson tourism

Zvonimira Šverko Grdić

Social sciences

 

Scientific projects of the FTHM with funding from the University of Rijeka (2016)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

Benchmarking – information resource for revenue management

Sandra Janković

Social sciences

Co-creating tourist experience and its imapct on tourist satisfaction and percieved quality of life

Dina Lončarić

Social sciences

Absenteeism and work productivity in the hotel industry

Helga Maškarin Ribarić

Social sciences

Sustainable energy management in hotel industry

Marinela Krstinić Nižić

Social sciences

Analysing and forecasting tourism supply and tourism demand in Croatia by applying quantitative methods

Tea Baldigara

Social sciences

Potentials of the development of tourism community-based enterprises in rural areas

Jelena Đurkin

Social sciences

Innovative accommodation facilities aimed at competitivness of a tourism destination

Nadia Pavia

Social sciences

Impact of terrorism on foreign direct investment in tourism

Maja Nikšić Radić

Social sciences

 

Scientific projects of the FTHM with funding from the University of Rijeka (2017)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

Cultural and creative industries in value chain innovations of tourism destinations

Elena Rudan

Social sciences

Risk management in hotel industry

Goran Karanović

Social sciences

New approaches to measuring visitor experiences in the tourist destination

Suzana Marković

Social sciences

The application of artificial neural networks in tourism analysis

Maja Mamula

Social sciences

Glamping – a factor of campsite quality

Ines Milohnić

Social science

Croatia as virtual tourist destination: linguistic and sentiment analysis

Brigita Bosnar Valković

Social sciences

 

Scientific projects of the FTHM with funding from the University of Rijeka (2018)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

From sustainable to overtourism and back: local residents' perception and actual tourism impacts on the local level

Daniela Soldić Frleta

Social sciences

Models of guest loyalty improvement in tourism and hospitality industry

Marina Laškarin Ažić

Social sciences

Integrated reporting as a source of information in assessing recognition and competitiveness of the destination’s health-tourism product

Milena Peršić

Social sciences

Tourism providers advertising messages evaluation: a  multidisciplinary perspective using quantitative-qualitative approach

Tea Baldigara

Social sciences

Smart mobility and tourism: alternative mobility in destinations' tourism

INataša Slavić

Social science

Circular economy - the possibility of croatian economic development

Zvonimira Šverko Grdić

Social sciences

The financial challenges of smart cities in tourist destination Sabina Hodžić Social sciences
Migration as nexus between tourism and terrorism Maja Nikšić Radić Social sciences
Accommodation offer in function of the development of luxury tourism Marta Cerović Social sciences

 

Scientific project financed by the Ministry of Science and Education (since 1996)

Project Code

Project Title

Manager

Area

116-2012298-2574

Renewable energy source for eco-hotel and eco-tourism destination

Branko Blažević

Social sciences

116-1352598-2487

Logistics Flows Managing in Tourism Destination

Edna Mrnjavac

Social sciences

116-1162459-2456

Models of quality and public-private partnership in Croatian tourism

Vinka Cetinski

Social sciences

116-1162459-2458

Quality and business excellence models and standards for the hotel industry

Ivanka Avelini Holjevac

Social sciences

116-0000000-0758

Knowledge management and human development in tourism

Vidoje Vujić

Social sciences

0116001

Business performance management in the Croatian hotel industry

Ivanka Avelini Holjevac

Social sciences

0116003

Tourist regionalization in global processes

Branko Blažević

Social sciences

0116005

New knowledge and management development in Croatian hotel industry

Vidoje Vujić

Social sciences

0116008

Public-private partnership in development of tourist destination

Jože Perić

Social sciences

116002

Hotel industry in the Opatija Riviera 2010

Milena Peršić

Social sciences

116003

Croatia in the European associations

Ivan Vuković

Social sciences

116888

Optimization of the Croatian container terminal port system

Edna Mrnjavac

Technical sciences

803004

Optimization of the Croatian container terminal port system

Franjo Radišić

Social sciences

803005

Tourism of the Croatian towns

Tonka Pančić Kombol

Social sciences