Title

Mind the Gap: aligning learning and graduate outcomes through industry partnerships

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Roberts, E 2009, 'Mind the Gap: aligning learning and graduate outcomes through industry partnerships', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 130-138.

Published version available from:

http://doi.org/10.1375/jhtm.16.1.130

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The aim of this concept article is twofold: (1) to explore the issue of quality gaps in relation to the design, delivery and value of a university-level tourism and hospitality management qualification and (2) to provide examples of how industry/academic partnership initiatives can enhance students' learning experience. Applying a services management framework, strategies for creating meaningful industry partnerships are explored using the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia as a case study.