New Publication on PLS-SEM
The article titled “An Assessment of the Use of Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) in Hospitality Research” has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, a premier journal in the field. In this article, we systematically examine how PLS-SEM has been applied in major hospitality research journals with the aim of providing important guidance and, if necessary, opportunities for realignment in future applications. Our review of all PLS-SEM studies published in six SSCI-indexed hospitality management journals between 2001 and 2015 shows that, compared to other fields, several reporting practices are clearly above standard but still leave room for improvement. Furthermore, hospitality researchers seem to be unaware of recent extensions of the PLS-SEM method, which clearly extend the scope of the analyses and help gaining more insights from the model and the data.