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Theory and reality of interdisciplinary research

Angela Roper (School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK)
Maureen Brookes (School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 1 July 1999

Abstract

Argues the case for interdisciplinary research in hospitality management. Education in the industry, by and large, does take this more holistic stance. Using a case illustrates the value and benefits of interdisciplinary research. One of the biggest problems is finding a suitable vehicle for presenting the research findings. Current journals tend to be too narrow in discipline focus. However, there is a growth in conferences etc. which take a more interdisciplinary approach and these are a possible solution. Hospitality management transcends many other subject boundaries, so it is important that research in these areas is made more accessible and credible to the world at large.

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Roper, A. and Brookes, M. (1999), "Theory and reality of interdisciplinary research", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 174-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/09596119910263577

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