MBA Applied Research Projects: Authentic Learning for the Hospitality Industry

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Part of the Advances in Business Education and Training book series (ABET, volume 5)

Abstract

This chapter offers a conceptual model of the educational frameworks underlying commissioned capstone projects on an MBA course in International Hospitality Management. Three separate but related concepts underlie the projects discussed: (a) action research (Lewin, J Soc Issues 2(4):34–46, 1946; Revans, The origin and growth of action learning, Blond & Briggs, Ltd., Brickley, 1982; Dickens and Watkins, Manage Learn 30(2):127–140, 1999), (b) problem-based learning (Siok San Tan, Ng, Educ Train 48(6):416–428, 2006; Laughton and Ottewil, Educ Train 40(3):95–101, 1998), and (c) appreciative enquiry (Cooperrider et al, Appreciative inquiry handbook, Lakeshore Communications, Bedford Heights, 2003). These concepts are used to construct a model that looks at the relationship between the industry and academic partners in such ventures.

Keywords

Industry Partner Hospitality Industry Academic Partner Appreciative Inquiry Apply Research Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School, Glion Institution of Higher Education and Les Roches-GruyèreUniversity of Applied SciencesBulleSwitzerland

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