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Hospitality research: a pause for reflection

Morrison, Alison J. (2002) Hospitality research: a pause for reflection. International Journal of Tourism Research, 4 (3). pp. 161-169. ISSN 1099-2340

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Abstract

Over recent decades hospitality research has made considerable advancements and contributions to knowledge creation. However, a review of associated literature reveals that there exists a significant degree of debate concerning the definitional, philosophical and conceptual dimensions of hospitality. This paper aims to capture current thinking and key challenges confronting the research community. Conclusions are drawn calling for: definitional precision of hospitality; a clearly articulated research philosophy locating hospitality as a specialist field of study within the social science landscape; an enhanced degree of research philosophy awareness by researchers; and the benefits of formulating and agreeing an internally valid conceptual framework.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4033
Keywords: hospitatlity research, hospitality philosophy, tourism research, Commerce, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Transportation, Geography, Planning and Development
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2007
Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:10
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4033

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