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Ethical orientation and awareness of tourism students

Hudson, S and Miller, G (2005) Ethical orientation and awareness of tourism students JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 62 (4). 383 - 396. ISSN 0167-4544

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Abstract

The tourism industry is one of the largest industries in the world, and despite recent events that have made its operating environment more complex, the industry continues to grow (Theobald, 2005). Commensurate to the size of the industry is a growth in the number of students pursuing degree courses in tourism around the world. Despite an increasingly sophisticated literature, the relative recency of the industry and its study has meant little attention has been paid in the ethics literature to the dilemmas facing tourism managers and its students. Based on interviews with senior members of the tourism industry six scenarios are developed with pertinence to the challenges faced by industry practitioners today. This paper then applies the Multidimensional Ethics Scale (Reidenbach and Robin, 1990) to tourism students at three prominent universities in the UK, Canada and Australia. In total, 438 responses are achieved. The results have importance for the instruction of tourism students for the future, but also in informing decisions about the tools tourism destinations can effectively employ to control the future direction of the industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Sciences, Business, Ethics, Business & Economics, Social Sciences - Other Topics, tourism, students, multi-dimensional ethics scale, BUSINESS ETHICS, DECISION-MAKING, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, UNITED-STATES, ORGANIZATIONS, PROFESSIONALS, HOSPITALITY, JUDGMENTS, BEHAVIOR, GENDER
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Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1134

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