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Publication date: 1 March 1993

Clayton W. Barrows and J.S. Perry Hobson

“Service” became the buzzword of the 1980s. Whilenumerous business school programmes have been progressive in research,publication and education in this area, service…

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“Service” became the buzzword of the 1980s. While numerous business school programmes have been progressive in research, publication and education in this area, service management in hospitality education has yet to receive the attention that it deserves. Offers a review of service management issues, discusses the reasons why an understanding of service management concepts is important to the hospitality student, and makes recommendations for how the service concepts can be grouped together to form the basis of a service management course in a hospitality curriculum.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 1 December 1994

J.S. Perry Hobson

Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shui”) means literally wind and water and is atype of geomancy or divination from nature. It originated in China, andrelates to nature and the…

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Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shui”) means literally wind and water and is a type of geomancy or divination from nature. It originated in China, and relates to nature and the position of man and of buildings within it. Many hotels and restaurants in the Asia‐Pacific region have been specifically designed using feng shui principles, and recently Hilton International hotels used this as the focus of their advertising campaign. Discusses the origins of feng shui, and its impact on the location, design, layout, fixture and fittings and marketing of hotels and restaurants.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 6 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 1 July 1996

J.S. Perry Hobson

Suggests that violent crime has become an increasing problem in the USA. What academic work has been done on the issue of security, has tended to focus on the guest as…

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Suggests that violent crime has become an increasing problem in the USA. What academic work has been done on the issue of security, has tended to focus on the guest as opposed to the employee. Yet, recent statistics have revealed that the hospitality industry is among the most dangerous to work for in terms of workplace violence. Identifies the various types of workplace violence, and examines relevant US government data that identify dangerous occupations and places of work. Then outlines the changing regulatory and legal environment facing employers, and presents a number of practical steps that can be taken to make the workplace more secure.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 27 September 2021

Michele Simoni, Annarita Sorrentino, Daniele Leone and Andrea Caporuscio

This study aims to provide an exploratory analysis of the role of virtual reality (VR) in the cruise context as a contribution to the limited literature on this topic. In…

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Purpose

This study aims to provide an exploratory analysis of the role of virtual reality (VR) in the cruise context as a contribution to the limited literature on this topic. In particular, the research investigates immersive VR as a critical touchpoint at the pre-purchase stage of the customer journey.

Design/methodology/approach

To achieve the research aims, the authors use a case study approach by analysing the “immersive configurator” (essentially a virtual catalogue) implemented by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

Findings

Three innovative functions emerged from the study of the MSC’s virtual catalogue. First, it improves the customer experience and engagement through its interactivity. Second, it allows customization of the prospective cruise experience by selecting and changing types of ship, the level of service, the position of the cabin and much more. Third, it becomes a new digital marketing system endowed with large amounts of data.

Research limitations/implications

This study advances the current state of knowledge by presenting an empirical case study on the role of immersive VR at the pre-purchase stage of the customer journey. Second, it offers interesting implications for managers who want to take advantage of the opportunities offered by VR.

Originality/value

The present study analyses the pre-purchase stage in tourism marketing focused on the use of VR in the tourist experience at the time of service delivery. Second, it enriches the tourism literature by integrating supply-side and demand-side perspectives. Third, from a methodological point of view, this paper offers an in-depth qualitative study in a context where scholars have mostly applied quantitative methods.

通过虚拟现实来提高预购体验:洞悉游轮产业摘要

研究目的

以邮轮产业为背景, 鉴于少量的相关文献, 本研究对虚拟现实提供了初步研究。 本论文以侵入式虚拟现实作为顾客购买前关键体验点进行了探索。

研究设计/方法/途径

为实现研究目的, 本论文运用了案例研究发来分析地中海航运公司MSC目前使用的“侵入式配置程序” (尤其作为虚拟目录)。

研究结果

通过对MSC虚拟目录的研究, 我们发现了其三大创新功能。第一, 可有效的通过互动来提高顾客体验和参与。第二, 可允许对预期的游轮体验通过选择游轮种类, 服务等级, 船舱的位置等, 来进行量身定制。第三, 基于大量数据积累, 可作为数字营销系统。

理论贡献

通过实证案例研究, 本论文对侵入式虚拟现实在顾客预购体验中的研究文献进行了有效推进。其二, 本研究为期望运用虚拟现实的从业人员提供了新颖的实践知识。

研究原创性/价值

本研究在聚焦在虚拟现实技术运用在旅游营销中的前期游客体验。第二, 本研究整合了供给和需求两方面的视角。第三, 从研究方法的角度, 本研究在普遍运用定量研究的领域提供了深入的定性研究。

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-9880

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Publication date: 12 August 2020

Cass Shum

Drawing upon the conservation of resources theory, this study investigates the recursive relationship between abusive supervision and service performance and the…

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Purpose

Drawing upon the conservation of resources theory, this study investigates the recursive relationship between abusive supervision and service performance and the moderating role of coworker support in this recursive relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

This study tests the model using moderated cross-lagged analysis with a three-wave longitudinal data from 146 hospitality employees who were working and studying in hospitality.

Findings

Results support the recursive relationship: abusive supervision impairs service performance and employees with low service performance provoke abusive supervision. Coworker support mitigates the lagged effect between abusive supervision and service performance and that between service performance and abusive supervision.

Practical implications

Hospitality organizations should have a zero-tolerance policy toward abusive supervision. Employees who would like to avoid abuse should improve their service performance and seek coworker support.

Originality/value

This study uses a novel analytical approach to examine the recursive relationship between abusive supervision and service performance. It provides evidence on the bidirectional causal relationship and sheds light on how employees can avoid getting abused. This study is also one of the first studies that examine the moderating role of coworker support on the effect of service performance on abusive supervision.

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9792

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Publication date: 1 April 1998

Richard E. Teare, Jorge Costa and Gavin Eccles

Considers the inter‐linking business relationships between aspects of strategy formulation, implementation and performance as they relate to the hospitality industry. The…

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Considers the inter‐linking business relationships between aspects of strategy formulation, implementation and performance as they relate to the hospitality industry. The “relating strategy” theme is developed and elaborated by reviewing approaches to strategy and external analysis, structure and performance. Includes case examples from Forte Hotels, Granada Group plc, Hilton International, Holiday Inn Worldwide and Hyatt International Corporation.

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Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-5626

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Publication date: 5 December 2014

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Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-236-4

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Publication date: 18 January 2002

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The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces
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ISBN: 978-0-76230-836-1

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Publication date: 22 November 2016

Lawrence Hazelrigg

This paper reviews and assesses the aim, substance, and impact of Simon Susen’s book, “The Postmodern Turn” in the Social Sciences.

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Purpose

This paper reviews and assesses the aim, substance, and impact of Simon Susen’s book, “The Postmodern Turn” in the Social Sciences.

Methodology/approach

The review follows the structure of Susen’s book, by description and by evaluation.

Findings

Susen’s book encompasses a very large volume of literature of the self-defined “postmodern,” then concludes that the covered material has contributed little that is new to the social sciences.

Originality/value

The review has not been previously published, does not replicate any prior assessment known to the author.

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Reconstructing Social Theory, History and Practice
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-469-3

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Publication date: 15 November 2018

Bev Orton

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Women, Activism and Apartheid South Africa: Using Play Texts to Document the Herstory of South Africa
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-526-7

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