Reflecting on changes in operational training in UK hospitality management degree programmes

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this conceptual paper is to assess the continued relevance of operations based training within hospitality management higher education programmes. The paper explores the purpose of a hospitality management degree programme and how this might have impacted upon curriculum development and the student learning experience. Method: The paper attempts to draw together writing on some of the key issues surrounding operations based training including balancing preparedness for industry with providing a true higher education experience and the growing clamour for a more liberal approach to hospitality education. Findings: The paper identifies and discusses two UK programmes which have made significant changes to their operations provision. Originality/Value: The paper further explores issues around the debate into the hospitality curriculum adding a valuable dimension concerning operational training.
LanguageEnglish
Pages211-220
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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