The Managerial Gaze: The Long Tail of Tourism Education and Research

Airey, David, Tribe, John, Benckendorff, Pierre and Xiao, Honggen (2015) The Managerial Gaze: The Long Tail of Tourism Education and Research. Journal of Travel Research, 54 2: 139-151. doi:10.1177/0047287514522877

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Author Airey, David
Tribe, John
Benckendorff, Pierre
Xiao, Honggen
Title The Managerial Gaze: The Long Tail of Tourism Education and Research
Journal name Journal of Travel Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2875
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0047287514522877
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 54
Issue 2
Start page 139
End page 151
Total pages 13
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Tourism has been studied and researched in higher education for more than 40 years and in many ways it has now established itself as a significant part of the academy. However, at a time of change and rationalization in higher education, tourism, along with other areas of study, needs to be able to justify its position. Increasingly, academic managers are seeking such justifications, often using readily available metrics. The purpose of this study is to examine the position of tourism using these same metrics, for teaching, research, and impact and for three different countries, Australia, China, and the United Kingdom. In doing so, it highlights tourism’s strengths and weaknesses from a managerial perspective but at the same time it exposes the relative narrowness of this managerial gaze. It points to the need for the tourism community to strengthen its provision and broaden the gaze of the decision makers.
Keyword Managerial gaze
Teaching and learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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