Hospitality research: the emperor's new clothes?

Stephen Taylor*, David Edgar

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This paper examines the 'current-state-of-the-art' of hospitality research. It is argued that hospitality research has yet to reach a state of maturity and that no clear articulation exists as to its role, content and future direction. These issues are discussed and a number of suggestions are made as to how hospitality research might be advanced towards maturity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-227
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996


  • hospitality research
  • research methodology
  • research philosophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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