The industry experience gap: hospitality faculty perceptions of the importance of faculty industry experience

Phelan, Kelly Virginia, Mejia, Cynthia and Hertzman, Jean (2013) The industry experience gap: hospitality faculty perceptions of the importance of faculty industry experience. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 25 3: 123-130. doi:10.1080/10963758.2013.826950


Author Phelan, Kelly Virginia
Mejia, Cynthia
Hertzman, Jean
Title The industry experience gap: hospitality faculty perceptions of the importance of faculty industry experience
Journal name Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-3758
2325-6540
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10963758.2013.826950
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 123
End page 130
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract It is estimated almost half of the current hospitality educators in the United States will be retiring within the next 10 years. In their place, the junior faculty who remain, as well as new hires, will have substantially less industry experience than their predecessors. This research sought to determine the perceptions of both hospitality students and faculty regarding the importance of faculty industry experience. The findings of this study are valuable to administrators who wish to maintain rigor within their academic programs and thus may serve as a benchmark for future hiring purposes.
Keyword Hospitality
Faculty
Industry experience
Theory–practice gap
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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