LDP-based Study Presented at International Hospitality Conference

LDP-based Study Presented at 2014 Summer Conference for the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

Presentation: Are They Ready for the Real World? An Exploration of Perception Differences between Hospitality Students and Hotel Managers.
Conference: 2014 Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference
August, 2014
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California, USA

Summary: This study, conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida’s College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership, examined differences in behavioral perceptions among existing managers and students within the hospitality industry. Researchers compared how prospective hospitality managers perceived the job-related behaviors (such as those pertaining to relationship-building) of experienced managers. Practical applications for this study are numerous, the most significant of which is the development of enhanced formal education and workplace training for prospective hospitality managers. The study recommends position-specific behavioral curriculum to better prepare future workers, thereby short-cutting the learning curve and increasing retention.

Gunce Malan, PhD Candidate, University of South Florida
Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, University of South Florida
Dr. Wan Yang, University of South Florida
Dr. Doug Waldo, Leading Dimensions Consulting

To read more, visit: http://www.chrie.org/conferences/2014-annual-ichrie-summer-conference/index.aspx