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Determinants of Scholar-Practitioner Gap in Kenyan Hospitality Industry

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dc.contributor.author International Journal of Research in Tourism and Hospitality (IJRTH)
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-04T07:30:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-04T07:30:22Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3270
dc.description.abstract hese priorities include continuing education, professional recognition, and networking opportunities. The study objective was to identify the determinants of scholars-practitioners gap in the Kenyan hospitality industry. The study employed mixed method approach. Convergent research design was used. Population of the study included hospitality scholars in Kenyan universities and head of departments in 4- and 5-star hotels. The sample comprised of 224 practitioners, 162 scholars and 8 Key Industry Informants. Questionnaires, interviews and Focus Group Discussions were used to collect data. Qualitative data was summarized in categories and themes using thematic analysis. Factor analysis method was used to determine determinants of scholar-practitioners gap. Further analysis will included multiple regression and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that there existed a scholar-practitioner gap in Kenyan hospitality industry caused by lack of scholar-practitioner platform to interact, lack of organizational support, career differences and lack of time to interact. The study revealed that hospitality scholar-practitioner gap in Kenya has denied the parties an opportunity to interact and enhance their competencies. Keywords: Determinants, scholar-practitioner gap, hospitality, Kenya en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Research in Tourism and Hospitality en_US
dc.subject Determinants, scholar-practitioner gap, hospitality, Kenya en_US
dc.title Determinants of Scholar-Practitioner Gap in Kenyan Hospitality Industry en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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