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Publication date: 8 May 2017

Natalia Zaitseva, Elena Dzhandzhugazova, Natalya Bondarchuk and Marina Zhukova

The study of the problems hindering improvement of the system of training through standardization of qualification requirements is relevant because, in a globalized system…

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Purpose

The study of the problems hindering improvement of the system of training through standardization of qualification requirements is relevant because, in a globalized system of teaching staff and high rates of migration, not only national but also international requirements for employees should be considered. This increases the competitiveness of university and college graduates in different countries. The purpose of this paper is to develop recommendations for the creation of a system of lifelong learning through the application of professional standards.

Design/methodology/approach

The leading method in the study of this problem is the comparative analysis of the experiences of different countries to improve the training system based on the use of qualification frameworks.

Findings

The paper offers science-based measures of integration and the international experience of lifelong learning, through the application of standards of World Skills International, as well as the requirements of professional standards.

Originality/value

The authors formulate the conceptual directions for the application of professional standards in not only the continuous training and qualification of personnel, which allows identifying “gaps” in the competences, but also building individual educational trajectory. Article submissions are of practical value to the organization, personnel training as well as scientists engaged in the study of international best practice using standardization requirements for the qualification of personnel in education.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Article
Publication date: 13 August 2018

Marina Y. Sheresheva, Matvey S. Oborin and Elena E. Polyanskaya

This study aims to investigate the recent changes in the strategies of international hotel chains in the Russian market, as well as their role in the sustainable…

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Purpose

This study aims to investigate the recent changes in the strategies of international hotel chains in the Russian market, as well as their role in the sustainable development of small and medium towns as prospective local tourism destinations.

Design/methodology/approach

General observation of the local environment, statistical analysis and a qualitative approach were used to reveal current developments in international hotel chains’ strategy in Russia, and new opportunities for a number of small towns to be embedded in the development of the Russian tourism market. The current scenarios were examined using the available secondary data, including federal statistics and relevant empirical studies, as well as case studies and personal interviews with industry experts that allowed access to respondents’ opinions and market knowledge.

Findings

In recent years, investment in the Russian regions has become more attractive for international hotel chains. Findings of the study add to the literature on emerging markets by presenting an overview of the main challenges facing international hotel chains in the Russian market and by stressing the facilitating effect of foreign hotel chains’ upon tourism infrastructure development in small and medium towns in Russian regions. The statistics presented, as well as key opinions of hoteliers and local authorities, contribute to an understanding of the strategies used by international hotel operators in emerging economies with reference to new evidence from Russia.

Originality/value

The main output of this study is that it yields a better understanding of the strategic movement of international hotel chains into the Russian regions and new opportunities to develop tourism infrastructure in small and medium cities situated in Russian regions as prospective tourism destinations.

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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Publication date: 13 June 2016

Marina Sheresheva, Elena Polyanskaya and Nikita Matveev

This paper aims to analyze developments in the Russian hospitality sector and present the results of qualitative research conducted at the Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov…

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Purpose

This paper aims to analyze developments in the Russian hospitality sector and present the results of qualitative research conducted at the Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, in 2014-2015.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper offers a general observation of the local environment and comparative analysis, and statistical analysis and content analysis are used to shed light on current developments in the Russian hospitality market. The issues are examined using the available secondary data, including relevant empirical studies and feedback from hoteliers and hotel guests. A case study method is applied to reveal the challenges facing hotel chains in Russia and to propose the most effective directions for hotels to provide services that meet world standards and customer expectations.

Findings

In recent years, there has been a major growth in the hospitality sector in Russia. This paper confirms and explains the long-term attractiveness of the Russian market. Hotel chain development is one of the most promising directions for both international and Russian hotel brands. The growing role of the internet as a distribution channel is underlined, as well as long-term relationships, positive experience and positive emotions, as a way to gain loyal clients.

Originality/value

The current study adds to the literature on emerging markets by presenting an overview of the main trends, challenges and factors for success in the Russian hospitality market.

Details

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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