Collaborative partnerships in an urban environment: working together to benefit all

Faye Hall Jackson (Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA)
Rachana Dinkar (Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA)
Agnes DeFranco (Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

This paper documents the effort of an urban university working collectively with a faith‐based organization, industry partners and the government to better the livelihood of individuals in a community.

Design/methodology/approach

Conceptual paper that reviews current literature and applies it to a case study model.

Findings

This conceptual writing offers strategies for group success through discussions of goal setting, benefit articulation, necessary infrastructure, curriculum development, and concludes with an outline of a true case study.

Practical implications

Collaborative efforts of higher education, faith‐based organizations, government, and industry can work together to establish programs whose intent is to provide educational and training opportunities to at‐risk populations.

Originality/value

The value of the paper is in the coordination of resources to provide a service deliverable that will benefit the larger community.

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Citation

Hall Jackson, F., Dinkar, R. and DeFranco, A. (2005), "Collaborative partnerships in an urban environment: working together to benefit all", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 17 No. 7, pp. 600-613. https://doi.org/10.1108/09596110510620672

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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