A phenomenological approach to hospitality management research: chefs' occupational commitment

Robinson, Richard N. S., Solnet, David J. and Breakey, Noreen (2014) A phenomenological approach to hospitality management research: chefs' occupational commitment. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 43 65-75. doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2014.08.004

Author Robinson, Richard N. S.
Solnet, David J.
Breakey, Noreen
Title A phenomenological approach to hospitality management research: chefs' occupational commitment
Journal name International Journal of Hospitality Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0278-4319
Publication date 2014-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijhm.2014.08.004
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 43
Start page 65
End page 75
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
1408 Strategy and Management
Abstract This paper showcases the development of a mixed methods study empathetic with the interpretivist paradigm and deploying a phenomenological approach designed to investigate a perennial hospitality industry human resource management issue – organisational and occupational commitment. In so doing this paper builds onto a body of work which hallmarks the developmental maturity of hospitality scholarship. Specifically, the paper proposes that the judicial selection of various conceptual and operational research tools in the development of a methodology, including research strategy and design, facilitates commensurability and insights into research problems not otherwise necessarily illuminated by ‘aparadigmatic’ studies. The study finds that chefs, cookery being a core hospitality occupation, employ a range of rhetorical devices to reveal the meanings and understandings of shared values and beliefs integral to their occupational community; including creativity, which if unrequited, the research concludes, compromise organisational and occupational commitment.
Keyword Phenomenology
Mixed methods
Life/work history
Rhetoric analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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