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The Study of Food, Tourism, Hospitality and Events

21st-Century Approaches

  • Sue Beeton
  • Alison Morrison

Part of the Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management book series (THEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alison Morrison, Sue Beeton
      Pages 3-12
    3. Melanie Williams
      Pages 13-24
  3. The Study of Food, Tourism, Hospitality and Events: Past, Present and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Faith Ong
      Pages 37-46
    3. David Gilligan
      Pages 59-69
    4. Karon Hepner, Liz Lotter
      Pages 71-86
  4. From Vocational to Higher Education: A Continuing Journey or Full Stop?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Ken Albala
      Pages 89-94
    3. John O’Donnell, Laurin Fortune
      Pages 121-132
    4. Garth Lategan, Melanie Williams
      Pages 133-142
    5. Effie Lagos, Andrew Dolphin, Fran Kerlin
      Pages 143-153
  5. Research Informed Teaching

About this book


This book elaborates upon, critiques and discusses 21st-century approaches to scholarship and research in the food, tourism, hospitality, and events trades and applied professions, using case examples of innovative practice. The specific field considered in this book is also placed against the backdrop of the larger question of how universities and other institutions of higher learning are evolving and addressing the new relationships between research, scholarship and teaching.


tourism hospitality events management qualitative research applied research vocational training vocational scholarship professional scholarship student-centred learning research-informed teaching participatory action research trade qualification craft skills applied knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Sue Beeton
    • 1
  • Alison Morrison
    • 2
  1. 1.William Angliss InstituteMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.William Angliss InstituteMelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Sue Beeton is the Foundation Chair of the College of Eminent Professors at William Angliss Institute in Melbourne, Australia and was previously at La Trobe University for 18 years, where she served as Head of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. She has published widely in the tourism field, particularly in the areas of film-induced tourism and nature-based tourism, as well as tourism-based community development and is a regular Keynote Speaker at conferences from Iran and Israel to Europe, Japan and other countries. She is founder and Past President of the Asia Pacific chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) and Executive Board Member of TTRA International.

Alison Morrison is an Eminent Professor at William Angliss Institute, Melbourne. Most of her career was spent at the University of Strathclyde where she held posts as Vice-Dean (Research) of the Strathclyde Business School, and Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (formerly The Scottish Hotel School). This was followed by a role as Professor of Hospitality at Surrey University, and Head of School of International Business, Victoria University in Melbourne. Alison has published primarily in her specialist area of small and entrepreneurial hospitality and tourism businesses. Within the field of hospitality, key contributions have been made through the co-edited books ‘In Search of Hospitality’ and ‘Hospitality: A Social Lens’. She has taught entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourism extensively overseas at universities in Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia, Lapland, Iran and Mauritius. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Study of Food, Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Book Subtitle 21st-Century Approaches
  • Editors Sue Beeton
    Alison Morrison
  • Series Title Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
  • Series Abbreviated Title Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-0637-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4468-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-0638-9
  • Series ISSN 2510-4993
  • Series E-ISSN 2510-5000
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tourism Management
    Professional & Vocational Education
    Higher Education
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