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Impact of Scholar-Practitioners Gap on Research Output in Kenyan Hospitality Industry

Show simple item record Peter Muchai1*, Billy Wadongo2 and Tom Olielo2 2020-12-04T07:21:58Z 2020-12-04T07:21:58Z 2019
dc.description.abstract The objectives of this study were to establish the extent to which scholars research are relevant to practitioners and to establish the strategies used by scholars to disseminate research findings for practitioners’ consumption in Kenyan hospitality industry. The study used the mixed-method approach. The study used the convergent design, where both qualitative and quantitative data sets were collected and analysed simultaneously. A total of 389 respondents participated in this study, including 226 hospitality practitioners and 163 hospitality scholars in Kenya. The study found out that most research done by the hospitality scholars in Kenya are based on a hypothetical problem rather than pragmatic ones. Scholars use jargons, abbreviations, and statistical language in their research that are incomprehensible by practitioners, this reduces the usability of research ideas by the practitioners. The study also found out that practitioners are willing to participate in research activities when they are invited, given time and supported by their organisations. en_US
dc.publisher Research gate en_US
dc.subject Scholar-practitioner gap, Research relevance, Research dissemination, Hospitality, Kenya en_US
dc.title Impact of Scholar-Practitioners Gap on Research Output in Kenyan Hospitality Industry en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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