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The career paths of hotel general managers in Mauritius

Adele Ladkin (Senior Lecturer in Tourism, International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, School of Service Industries, Bournemouth University, Poole, UK)
Thanika D. Juwaheer (Lecturer in Marketing and Public Relations, Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Rediut, Mauritius)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Examines the career paths of hotel managers in Mauritius. Three themes relating to career paths are explored: career mobility, career planning, and the value of certain skills towards career development. Previous research and the current debates surrounding these issue are presented, followed by an examination of the Mauritian context. The results illustrate that hotel managers have a high degree of international mobility, the food and beverage function is the dominant route to hotel general management, hotel managers actively engage in long term career planning, and managerial skills are considered the most important for a career in hotel management. In light of these findings, the implications for the hotel industry in Mauritius are discussed.

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Ladkin, A. and Juwaheer, T.D. (2000), "The career paths of hotel general managers in Mauritius", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1108/09596110010309925

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