The book focuses on key aspects of the hospitality management curriculum, research, and practice bringing together leading scholars throughout the world. Each essay examines a theme or functional aspect of hospitality management and offers a critical overview of the principle ideas and issues that have contributed, and continue to contribute, within it.

Hospitality Management Education

Hospitality management education

Higher education is critical to the social and economic futures of all nations, and more specifically in the case of developed nations. In an age of knowledge in which educated people and their ideas have become the basis for establishing the wealth of nations, the value of university education has never been more important. (Gamage and Mininberg, 2003: 183)


The above quote does an effective job of summarizing the role of education in general, but the authors could just have easily been referring specifically to hospitality management education. This chapter is quite different from the chapters that come before or after it in that it does not focus on a management function or a segment of the industry but instead focuses ...

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