Xiaodan Mao-Clark

Xiaodan Mao-Clark

Xiaodan Mao-Clark

Contact Information:

Xiaodan Mao-Clark
  • Assistant Professor of Travel Industry Management
School of Travel Industry Management
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2560 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
United States of America

Dr. Xiaodan Mao-Clark has more than 15 years of investment banking experience including serving as a partner at a Houston-based investment bank before transitioning to academia. Her research interests include using sustainability/ESG (environmental, social, governance) as a strategic management tool as well as social justice and environmental justice for underserved communities. Xiao was a Best Paper Award nominee at the 26th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism. She also serves as an executive board member for the Conrad N. Hilton College Alumni Association, and an advisory board member of Pima Medical Institute. In her spare time, Xiao is an avid scuba diver and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Xiao received her Ph.D. from the University of Houston.

Research Interests

Strategic management with an emphasis on sustainability/ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues in the hospitality and tourism context; social and environmental justice for underserved communities; hospitality and tourism finance; hospitality and tourism economic development.

Selected Publications

Koh, Y., Mao-Clark, X., & DeFranco, A. The impact of relative prosperity and race on crowdfunding success. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (in the press)

Koh, Y., Mao-Clark, X., & DeFranco, A. The Black Lives Matter movement and African American entrepreneurs' crowdfunding performance. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 111, 103472