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Researching the American Dream

Joseph Larry Jackson (Hospitality Industry Diversity Institute, Houston, Texas, USA and Breaking PAR: Diversity Course Management, San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 30 August 2011




This paper aims to review the question as to how academia and industry might work together to create research ideas that will result in methodologically sound research that also has pragmatic benefits for industry.


The introduction of this article reviews industry panel reflections from the 2010 Hospitality Industry Diversity Institute (Hidi) conference. The main body of the article contains the author's perspective on what industry can gain from understanding and using the results of diversity research.


The paper presents the findings of the 2010 Hidi conference and how research can be a valuable management tool.

Practical implications

For researchers, the article gives industry research priorities for diversity research. For practitioners, it explains how research can be used to help manage organizations.


The paper provides research priorities and gives an overview on the use of research by an industry leader. This approach is unique and will have value to the readers.



Larry Jackson, J. (2011), "Researching the American Dream", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 294-297.



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