Hospitality studies and hospitality management: a symbiotic relationship

Alison Morrison, Kevin D. O'Gorman

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    The key contribution of this paper is to critically analyse advances made since the introduction of hospitality as a higher education subject, to capture contemporary thinking, and to support the recognition of the intellectual benefits for hospitality management theory and practices of a curriculum informed from a social science-based studies perspective. The benefits of this inter-relationship are demonstrated through the inclusion of an illustration informed by historical means of enquiry, which applies hermeneutical analysis and interpretation of St. Benedict's Rule (c. 530 A.D.). This serves to tangibly demonstrate the academic rigour, value, and educational gains achievable through a symbiotic relationship between hospitality studies and hospitality management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)214-221
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


    • hospitality studies
    • higher education
    • hospitality management


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