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In search of inhospitable knowledge

Skokic, V, Lynch, P and Morrison, A (2016) In search of inhospitable knowledge Hospitality & Society, 6 (1). pp. 31-54.

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The aim of this article is to discuss the key issues which have had significant influence on a PhD research student journey from positivism to interpretivism and the subsequent impact on the research methodology adopted. This journey is illustrated through 1) briefly analysing and reflecting upon the nature of relevant accumulated knowledge in the fields of hospitality, tourism and entrepreneurship fields; 2) critically analysing the impact of social setting on entrepreneurial behaviours and attitude; and 3) reflecting upon how the two previous points influence researcher behaviour and methodological design. Drawing upon research undertaken within the Dalmatia region of Croatia, a former socialist country, the contextual focus is small hotel owners within the hospitality industry. The article is loosely framed within a hospitality analytical lens and furthers debate on the nature of academic hospitality (Phipps and Barnett 2007) as well as proposing steps to welcome inhospitable knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Date : 1 March 2016
Identification Number : 10.1386/hosp.6.1.31_1
Copyright Disclaimer : © Intellect 2016. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Knowledge creation, Academic tribes, Insider participant, Positivism, Reflexivity, Hospitality and tourism entrepreneurship
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 22 Aug 2016 10:42
Last Modified : 22 Aug 2016 10:42

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