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The mobilities of hospitality work : an exploration of issues and debates

Duncan, Tara and Scott, David and Baum, Thomas (2013) The mobilities of hospitality work : an exploration of issues and debates. Annals of Tourism Research, 41 (C). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0160-7383

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    Abstract

    In this paper we highlight the contribution which an understanding of mobilities brings to an analysis of hospitality work. The complex mobilities of hospitality employees are playing an increasing role within global tourism and hospitality sectors. Our discussion explores notions of voluntary mobility as motivated by work and lifestyle factors. We challenge the commonplace conceptualisation of tourism and hospitality employment which has been predicated upon the nature of the work itself rather than on the diverse experience backgrounds; social and geographical origins; and motivating attributes of those who work in the sector. In taking this approach, we question conventional management discourses of hospitality labour processes and illustrate the value of adopting a mobilities framework within tourism and hospitality studies.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 41811
    Keywords: hospitality work, issues, debates, global tourism , hospitality sectors, mobilities, voluntary mobility, exploration, Management. Industrial Management, Development, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
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      Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 17:00
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 18:29
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41811

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