Daniel Guttentag
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Assistant Professor
Ryerson University


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My research focuses on Airbnb consumer behaviour and policy questions.

I recently completed a study examining Airbnb guests' motivations for using the service. Based on these motivations, I identified and profiled various Airbnb market segments. The study additionally investigated a number of other important questions, including the extent to which tourists use Airbnb as a substitute for existing accommodations.

I also wrote one of the first peer-reviewed journal articles on Airbnb (published online in 2013), have a forthcoming book chapter on Airbnb's regulatory issues, and am involved in various other Airbnb research projects.

In addition to Airbnb, I also am interested in innovation (particularly disruptive innovation and the diffusion of innovations), virtual reality, volunteer tourism, and gambling behaviour.

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). I received a Master’s degree in Tourism Policy and Planning and a Ph.D. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada), where I worked under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Smith.

I live in Toronto with my wife and two children.