Strathprints logo
Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Social action research and small hospitality firms

Di Domenico, Maria Laura and Morrison, Alison J. (2003) Social action research and small hospitality firms. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 15 (5). pp. 268-273. ISSN 0959-6119

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Develops a conceptual framework for qualitative research directed at small hospitality firms, ensuring an appropriate "fit" between theory, research and analysis, and aiding subsequent practical applications for hospitality research practitioners. Proposes that certain key theoretical and qualitative research issues are often absent from hospitality research. This is to the detriment of the development of the subject area. Investigates justification, implications for choice, and application of methodologies. This serves to explore the relevance of one central school of social scientific thought, the action/interaction approach, to the multidisciplinary hospitality field of study. Shows how this model fits in with a research approach which takes the point of view of the subject or respondent. The overall aim is to debate the utility of this orientation for small hospitality firm research in contrast to the more commonly taken structural or organisational analysis. Examples are drawn from a specific empirical research enquiry to illustrate how conceptual and practical challenges of concern to critics of this approach are resolved in the field.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4025
Keywords: hospitality industry, interaction, qualitative methods, research, Scotland, small enterprises, Commerce, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Unknown Department
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:21
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4025

    Actions (login required)

    View Item