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David Egan

David Egan

Senior Lecturer


I am a senior lecturer in business economics and hospitality management at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. I currently lecture in a range of research and business subject areas, across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and am heavily involved in dissertation supervision at all levels.

I have over 30 years experience of delivering consultancy type projects for a wide range of clients via the University and in collaboration with several consultancy organisations. I have also written widely on hotel location and various aspects of the economics of the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Teaching interests

- research methods

- study skills

- industry context

- business studies

Research interests

- location of hospitality enterprises

- economic impact analysis

- economic impact of countryside recreation


- undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation and PhD supervisor

Research/Consultancy Interests:

The role of hospitality in cities; location of hospitality businesses; economic valuation of environmental assets; economic impact.



  • 2007: FHEA, Other, United Kingdom
  • 2006: MA Learning and Teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 1981: Master of Philosophy, Tourism Management, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • 1975: Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Other, United Kingdom

UG External Examiner


  • 2016 to 2019: , Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2015 to 2018: , Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Senior Lecturer


Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School



Egan, D., & Haynes, N. (2019). Manager perceptions of big data reliability in revenue management. International journal of quality &reliability management, 36 (1), 25-39.

Haynes, N., & Egan, D. (2017). Revisiting the relevance of economic theory to hotel revenue management education and practice in the era of Big Data. Research in Hospitality Management, 7 (1), 65-73.

Haynes, N., & Egan, D. (2015). The future impact of changes in rate parity agreements on hotel chains: the long-term implications of the removal of rate parity agreements between hotels and online travel agents using closed consumer group booking models. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 32 (7), 923-933.

Egan, D., & Cockill, J. (2012). Enhancing Student learning and development in cooperation with our alumni. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 1 (1), 1-12.

Ma, S.-.C., Egan, D., Rotherham, I., & Ma, S.-.M. (2011). A framework for monitoring during the planning stage for a sports mega-event. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 19 (1), 79-96.

Mensah-Ansah, J., Martin, E., & Egan, D. (2011). Tourism trends in Ghana : the accommodation sector. Tourism Analysis, 16 (2), 157-168.

Glaves, P., Egan, D., Heaphy, D., & O'Connor, M. (2011). Are the best things in life free? Ecos, 32 (2), 14-18.

Martin, E. (2010). Tourism Trends in the Accommodation Sector in Ghana. Tourism Analysis, Special Edition on The State of Tourism in Africa.

Rotherham, I.D., Doncaster, S., & Egan, D. (2005). Nature-based leisure and tourism in England’s Humberhead Levels. Current issues in tourism, 8 (2/3), 214-230.

Rotherham, I.D., Doncaster, S., & Egan, D. (2005). Nature-based Leisure and Tourism in England’s Humberhead Levels. Current Issues in Tourism, 8 (2-3), 214-230.

Knowles, T., Teixeira, R.M., & Egan, D. (2003). Tourism and hospitality education in Brazil and the UK: a comparison. International journal of contemporary hospitality management, 15 (1), 45-51.

Knowles, T., & Egan, D. (2002). The changing structure of UK brewing and pub retailing. International journal of contemporary hospitality management, 14 (2), 65-71.

Egan, D.J., & Nield, K. (2000). Towards a Theory of Intraurban Hotel Location. Urban Studies, 37 (3), 611-621.

Egan, D.J. (1997). Sustainable tourism in islands and small states: Issues and policies - Briguglio,L, Archer,B, Jafari,J, Wall,G. REGIONAL STUDIES, 31 (2), 198-199.

Egan, D.J. (1997). Sustainable tourism in islands and small states: Case studies - Briguglio,L, Butler,R, Harrison,D, Leal,W. REGIONAL STUDIES, 31 (2), 198-199.

Tabari, S., King, N., & Egan, D. (n.d.). Potential application of template analysis in qualitative hospitality management research. Hospitality and Society.

Conference papers

Ali, A., Egan, D., & Haynes, N. (2022). Enhancing industry engagement within hospitality and tourism education: a collaborative learning approach. In CHME 2022, Edinburgh, 25 May 2022 - 27 May 2022.

Dinsdale, N., & Egan, D. (2017). Meeting the Challenges of Care Home Catering for People Living with Dementia. In International Tourism and Hospitality Conference The Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations, Bournemouth University, 4 September 2017 - 6 September 2017.

Martin, E. (2009). Pricing Strategies Used by Small Ghanaian Hotels.

Book chapters

Haynes, N., & Egan, D. (2023). Temporal pricing in tourism. In Goulding, P. (Ed.) Tourism: A temporal analysis. Goodfellow Publishers:

Haynes, N., & Egan, D. (2023). Measuring Temporal Performance in Tourism. In Goulding, P. (Ed.) Tourism: A temporal analysis. Goodfellow Publishers:

Egan, H., Elsmore, I., & Egan, D. (2022). Café Tribes: A Typology of Café Customers. In Global Strategic Management in the Service Industry: A Perspective of the New Era. Emerald


Ali, A., Egan, D., Haynes, N., & Holland, C. (2022). The future of hospitality management education addendum. CHME.

Ali, A., Egan, D., Haynes, N., Holland, C., & Martin, E. (2020). The Future of Hospitality Management Education. Council for Hospitality Management Education.

Theses / Dissertations

Stefansdottir, K.S. (2020). The holistic conference experience: understanding the individual attendee's conference journey. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Egan, D.

Tomasella, B. (2019). A critical analysis of small business socialresponsibility in independent foodservicebusinesses. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Ali, A., & Egan, D.

Haynes, N. (2019). Big data usage in transient hotel room pricing: deconstructing a black box. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Egan, D.

Abuarosha, M.A. (2013). Drivers and obstacles of agriculture development in Libya : Case study : Marine aquaculture. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Eastham, J., & Egan, D.

Mensah-Ansah, J. (2011). Small tourism accomodation businesses in Ghana : A barrier to strategic tourism development? (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Martin, E., & Egan, D.

Ma, S.C. (2009). Kaohsiung World Games as a catalyst for sustainable urban development. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Rotherham, I., & Egan, D.

Doncaster, S.H. (2006). Nature-based recreation and leisure in fenland rural ecomies - A case study approach. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Rotherham, I., Egan, D., & Palmer, N.

Mitha, S. (n.d.). Informal Practices of Ethnic Entrepreneurs Operating Micro Sized Enterprises. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Egan, D.


Ali, A., Egan, D., & Haynes, N. (2022). How the novel use of technology in experiential learning and industry collaboration can be used to enhance student employability and enterprise? Presented at: Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the Spotlight, Northumbria University, 2022

Alisha, A., Egan, D., & Haynes, N. (2022). Enhancing Industry Engagement Within Hospitality And Tourism Education: A Collaborative Learning Approach. Presented at: 30th Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Annual Research Conference, Edinburgh Napier University

Elsmore, I., & Egan, D. (2021). The hospitable city an investigation into Manchester's night-time economy. Presented at: CHME 2021

Egan, H., Deakin, E., & Egan, D. (2021). Eating with the Ghosts of Horses: Towards an understanding of tearooms in historic houses. Presented at: CHME 2021, Virtual, 2021

Elsmore, I., Deakin, E., & Egan, D. (2019). Creating Hospitality Experiences in Former Industrial Buildings: A Case Study of 3 Coffee Houses. Presented at: CHME, Greenwich

Haynes, N., & Egan, D. (2016). Towards an understanding of how Big Data is changing revenue management in hotels. Presented at: School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Conference 2016, Guildford, UK, 2016

Other activities


  • 2017: Inspirational Resrach Supervisor, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Prize or best paper

  • 2015: Best Paper Cultural Studies, Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME)
  • 2011: Best International Conference paper, Regional Studies Association

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervisions

  • DOS (5 students)

Completed supervisions

  • DOS/Supervisor (5 students)

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