Managing a research career

John T. Bowen (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



To discuss the importance of the research aspect of an academic staff member's career.


The viewpoint draws on the author's own experience as well as a literature review relating to the value of research.


Concludes that research is a point of differentiation and must be managed by the faculty member. Research is the international currency that a faculty members carries with them throughout his/her career.


Very little is published about the importance of managing a research career and how to manage one's research career.



Bowen, J. (2005), "Managing a research career", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 17 No. 7, pp. 633-637.

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