Hospitality employers’ perceptions of technology for sustainable development : the implications for graduate employability

Ali, Alisha (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) ; Murphy, Hilary Catherine (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Nadkarni, Sanjay (Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, United Arab Emirates)

This paper investigates hospitality employers’ perspectives of two key interdisciplinary subjects, i.e. sustain-able development and information technology in the context of hospitality education, particularly graduate employability. A qualitative approach is deployed at this stage of the research with semi-structured interviews conducted with employers of hospitality graduates that represent diverse stakeholders in the industry. Respondents had varying interpretations of the meaning of sustainable development and the role of technol-ogy in their businesses. Sustainability is not currently prioritised as a critical employability skill ; however, employers clearly appreciate the value of sustainability for their business and recognise how technology might support sustainable development. This is the first effort to investigate employers’ perspectives of the interdisciplinary subjects of technology and sustainable development in hospitality management undergraduate education.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
EHL
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2018-04
Pagination:
12 p.
Published in:
Tourism and hospitality research
Numeration (vol. no.):
2018, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 131-142
DOI:
ISSN:
1467-3584
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