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Developing graduate managers for hospitality and tourism

David Littlejohn (Head of the Tourism Travel and Hospitality Section, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)
Sandra Watson (Subject Group Leader at the School of Management, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



Development of managers is key to the future health of hospitality and tourism: sectors increasingly affected by trends in globalisation and pressures on competitiveness. Reporting on a round table event, driving forces affecting the development of the sectors are identified; major stakeholder views are offered and the ensuing discussion of graduate profiles was organised into three main scenarios: professional developers, portfolio strategists and pragmatic mavericks. The scenarios identify varying approaches for graduates, higher education institutions and employers. One outcome of the analysis is to note high levels of interdependency between these stakeholders in ensuring any desired outcomes and argues for long‐term, strategic co‐operation.



Littlejohn, D. and Watson, S. (2004), "Developing graduate managers for hospitality and tourism", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 16 No. 7, pp. 408-414.



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