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Tourism PhD Studies

Tourism Education: Global Issues and Trends

ISBN: 978-1-78350-997-3, eISBN: 978-1-78350-998-0

Publication date: 23 September 2015


This chapter offers an experience-based report about the development of the first Scandinavian PhD program in tourism studies at Mid-Sweden University. This process is documented through a framework which, rather than having the coherence of a single clearly bounded discipline, focuses on tourism as a study area encompassing multiple disciplines. Tourism knowledge is derived through a synthesis of fact-oriented positivist methodologies and critical theory. The theoretical framework employed to develop the graduate program in tourism studies is presented by critically discussing its multidisciplinary base and briefly outlining future veins of further development.



Fuchs, M., Fredman, P. and Ioannides, D. (2015), "Tourism PhD Studies", Tourism Education: Global Issues and Trends (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 61-79.



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