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“Accessibly written and thoughtfully edited, making it essential reading for those studying hospitality and embarking on a career in the industry.” - Peter Lugosi, Oxford School of Hospitality Management “This text is a fascinating read… Roy Wood has spent 25 years teaching, researching and writing on the hospitality industry - much of that learning is here in this book.” - Erwin Losekoot, Auckland University of Technology “All different aspects of the hospitality industry are elaborated on… All in all a wonderful course book for for our students!” - Claudia Rothwangl, ITM College This book covers the major concepts students are likely to encounter throughout their study within the hospitality management, giving a comprehensive and up-to-date overview as well as providing engaging everyday examples from around the world. A leading figure in the field, Roy Wood has successfully gathered international contributors with direct experience of hospitality management and the hospitality industry as a whole, ensuring the academic, geographical and practical integrity of the book. Key Concepts in Hospitality Management is written for undergraduate students and those studying short postgraduate or executive education courses in hospitality management, events management, tourism management and leisure management.

Hospitality Management Education
Hospitality management education
Roy C. Wood

See also: Hospitality and hospitality management; Industry structure and sectors in hospitality; Service, service industries and the hospitality sector

Hospitality management education is that form of post-school educational provision preparing people for management careers in the hospitality industry as opposed to careers in any of the mainly functional occupational specializations of the sector (for example those of engineer and chef). Initial education in hospitality management is increasingly at the ‘first degree’, bachelor's level, although this is not invariably the case. Those who graduate from courses in hospitality management and remain and develop within the industry may in time reasonably expect to achieve unit manager and/or strategic management positions, or become specialized in some key functional management role, for example ...

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