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John D. Pratten

The purpose of this paper is to identify the problems which exist in the excessive use of alcohol and to consider the origins of these problems to determine if they are…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the problems which exist in the excessive use of alcohol and to consider the origins of these problems to determine if they are new or long established.

Design/methodology/approach

There is a heavy use of secondary sources drawn from the whole of the period studied. This is augmented by discussions with licensees, retired licensees and older customers, to collect their reflections on the industry.

Findings

The main problems caused by the excessive use of alcohol are not new, but go back centuries. As the users of alcohol itself have changed, so the attention paid to these problems has been intensified.

Research limitations/implications

The paper reports the key problems of excessive alcohol consumption and examines some of the causes. Further work could examine such causes more carefully, and could include regional studies for comparison purposes.

Practical implications

The paper demonstrates that there are a variety of problems and suggests that they should be addressed individually rather than seeking one answer to a series of age‐old questions.

Originality/value

The topic should be of interest to all those who claim to be concerned by excessive alcohol consumption.

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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John D. Pratten

The purpose of this summary is to review the contribution made by this theme issue to the question: what are the possible solutions to the problem of excessive alcohol consumption?

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Purpose

The purpose of this summary is to review the contribution made by this theme issue to the question: what are the possible solutions to the problem of excessive alcohol consumption?

Design/methodology/approach

Provides a summary to this special issue on excessive alcohol consumption.

Findings

That societal attitudes to alcohol consumption have changed and that the drinks industry is geared to provide a wide range of supply options.

Practical implications

There are many stakeholders involved in the provision of alcoholic beverages and suppliers, vendors, licensees, regulators and other agencies will need to work closely together in order to limit what is viewed by many as an escalating problem.

Originality/value

Reviews some of the key contributions arising from this theme issue.

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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John D. Pratten and Fabian Maréchal

The purpose of this article is to summarise the evolution of pub food in the UK.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to summarise the evolution of pub food in the UK.

Design/methodology/approach

This research uses secondary data.

Findings

The provision of food has increased enormously in recent years and has become a vital element to the economics of many outlets.

Research limitations/implications

The article does not have the data to consider how many pubs really benefit from their food provision.

Practical implications

The article provides general information about the nature of the food provision and a generalization about the economic benefits.

Originality/value

This article offers some knowledge and understanding in relation to the provision of pub food.

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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John Pratten and Chris Lovatt

Examines the development and changing environment of the public house sector. Studies reasons for the general decline in trade with particular reference to the state of…

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Examines the development and changing environment of the public house sector. Studies reasons for the general decline in trade with particular reference to the state of rural pubs. Considers some strategies for ameliorating the problems faced. Highlights the considerable challenge to management and argues that the role of local and national government is crucial, suggesting that they need to have more proactive policies in place.

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Management Research News, vol. 25 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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John D. Pratten and Ruth Ashford

Outlines the need for school leavers to gain a greater insight into business and considers the type of training available to this age group. Profiles the Young Enterprise…

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Outlines the need for school leavers to gain a greater insight into business and considers the type of training available to this age group. Profiles the Young Enterprise scheme in the UK and Junior Achievement in the USA. Presents a typical case study of a young enterprise scheme in Merseyside. Provides an evaluation of the scheme including the results of an internal survey by Young Enterprise. Concludes that further research is required to investigate the long term benefits of the project.

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Management Research News, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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John Douglas Pratten and Christopher John Lovatt

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the need for the creation of a professional body whose membership would be essential for those wishing to hold a licence for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the need for the creation of a professional body whose membership would be essential for those wishing to hold a licence for the retailing of alcohol in the UK.

Design/methodology/approach

The Home Office and similar sources are employed to establish the problems of alcohol abuse. Trade information is utilised to consider the attitude of various stakeholders to this issue. Ethical texts examine expected responses from the sector. From these authoritative sources a solution has been proposed.

Findings

The results led to the proposal that the establishment of a compulsory professional body be considered.

Research limitations/implications

There is a lack of empirical research to investigate the proposal. This would be necessary to progress the idea.

Practical implications

The proposal for a professional body whose membership would be compulsory for a licence‐holder would be the subject of a major policy debate.

Originality/value

This embryonic proposal is original and would be of interest to all stakeholders.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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John D. Pratten and Fabian Marechal

The article aims to reflect on the various contributions made to the theme issue “What are the ingredients for success in bar food operations?” and to summarize the outcomes.

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Purpose

The article aims to reflect on the various contributions made to the theme issue “What are the ingredients for success in bar food operations?” and to summarize the outcomes.

Design/methodology/approach

This article adopts a viewpoint approach to reflect on the papers in the special issue and to summarize the key issues affecting bar food operations in the UK.

Findings

Trends in the provision of food on licensed premises have undergone dramatic changes in the last 20 years and in the UK, public houses now rely to a much greater extent on food sales to augment turnover.

Practical implications

The article summarizes the key issues affecting bar food operations in the UK and draws on some of changes occurring elsewhere to identify implications for the future.

Originality/value

This article offers some knowledge and understanding in relation to the provision of pub food.

Details

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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John Pratten and Ruth Ashford

Attempts to indicate good practice within national examining boards and professional bodies with various GCSE and A level boards, considering the codes of practice issued…

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Attempts to indicate good practice within national examining boards and professional bodies with various GCSE and A level boards, considering the codes of practice issued by the QCA. Covers setting the paper, the role of the chief examiner, consistent marking standards, the examining team, co‐ordination of marking standards, and post marking checks. Suggests that the procedures are quite robust and other examining boards and professional bodies have begun to emulate these procedures which should reassure the general public regarding quality.

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Management Research News, vol. 24 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4217

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