Sustainable development and hospitality education : employers’ perspectives on the relevance for graduate employability

ALI, Alisha, MURPHY, Hilary and NADKARNI, Sanjay (2017). Sustainable development and hospitality education : employers’ perspectives on the relevance for graduate employability. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 17 (3), 159-172.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines hospitality employers’ perspectives of sustainable development and the implications for hospitality education, particularly graduate employability. An exploratory approach is used in this research where semi-structured interviews were conducted with employers of hospitality graduates. The results established that respondents had mixed understandings of the meaning and relevance of sustainable development. These employers are, however, gradually recognising the value of sustainability for their business. Though it is not currently a priority in terms of a critical employability skill specifically for the hotel sector, related industries seem more mindful of the implications of sustainability credentials. Thus, hospitality educators need to take appropriate actions in subject specific areas where sustainable development is critical to employment opportunities, creating more industry ready graduates who are also globally aware citizens.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Education
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School > Department of Service Sector Management
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15313220.2017.1331782
    Page Range: 159-172
    Depositing User: Alisha Ali
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 10:15
    Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 15:49
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15746

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