In Search of Hospitality
Theoretical Perspectives and Debates
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In Search of Hospitality by Conrad Lashley
Book Description'In Search of Hospitality' is a unique contribution to the study of hospitality, exploring the practice of hospitality across disciplines, and adopting an international perspective where appropriate. This title brings together an extraordinary collection of leading researches and writers in hospitality, sociology, philosophy and social history, thereby providing a broad and comprehensive perspective on hospitality. It focuses the study of hospitality across the range of human, social and economic settings, and provides a reference point for the future development of hospitality as an academic discipline. Harnessing this wide range of viewpoints, 'In Search of Hospitality' offers an intellectually stimulating and innovative approach to the study of hospitality. It is ideal for students and academics within both the applied fields of hospitality and tourism studies and the general fields of business studies and behaviour sciences. It is also suitable for practitioners in hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses, for whom it provides a provocative and informative guide to understanding and providing hospitality within a commercial context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750654319
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Provides evidence of continuing advancement and development of knowledge pertaining to the phenomenon of hospitality. This book features chapters which represent a grouping of leading academics who lend their expertise to apply as a social lens through which to view, analyse, and explore hospitality within a range of contexts.
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Author Biography - Conrad Lashley
Professor Conrad Lashley is Professor of Leisure Retailing at the Centre for Leisure Retailing at the Nottingham Business School. His research interests have largely been concerned with service quality management, and specifically employee empowerment in service delivery. He works closely with several major industry organizations including the British Institute of Innkeeping, J. D. Wetherspoon and McDonald's Restaurants Limited. She has an MSc in Entrepreneurial Studies and her Ph.D. thesis investigated small firm strategic alliances. Since 1979 she has been an entrepreneur in her own right, owning and operating a number of restaurant and hotel businesses. In addition, she regularly undertakes consultancy projects for entrepreneurs both in the UK and internationally.
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