History, practices and prospects for the PhD in tourism

Pearce, Philip L. (2004) History, practices and prospects for the PhD in tourism. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 4 (3). pp. 31-49.

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Abstract

The central concern of this paper is an examination of the degree entitled the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). The history of this qualification, the criteria which candidates must meet to be awarded the degree and a consideration of the generic skills which are being developed to underpin the degree are examined. More generally, the argument is made that close attention has been paid to the technical and operational training of service oriented personnel in hospitality. Yet the education of the future industry leaders, including an analysis of the doctorate in tourism/hospitality, also deserves attention, especially in a world where strategic tourism and hospitality decisions are requiring more incisive analysis. It is argued here that the PhD, with its growing emphasis on generic skills, is potentially a powerful qualification for future industry leaders.

Item ID: 6693
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: advanced education; doctorates; generic skills; tourism
ISSN: 1531-3239
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 22:43
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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