Hospitality Management


A New Research Agenda for Hospitality Management, Special issue of Service Industries Journal, Editec by Paul Phillips; Proposal deadline 31 Aug 2008

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A New Research Agenda for Hospitality Management

Guest Editor: Professor Paul Phillips, University of Kent, UK

The United Kingdom Government has asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England to develop a new framework for research assessment and funding. The use of more quantitative metrics will be a key feature of the new assessment regime. For social science researchers, including hospitality researchers, it is expected that reliable bibliometric indicators will be used to assess quality and citation impact. Initially, it looks as though the Thomson Scientific Web of Science (WOS) will be the primary source of citation data.

The Services Industries Journal’s inclusion in the Thomson Scientific Web of Science provides a first class publication outlet for academics and practitioners, who wish to improve knowledge of the service industries. This special issue of the Services Industries Journal aims to contribute to the development of a clear research agenda for hospitality management by focusing on key issues relating to: strategic management; financial management; marketing management; operations management; and human resource management.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit conceptually and empirically based original papers that advance the hospitality management discipline. We invite submissions that make a significant intellectual and practice contribution to the field. We therefore invite papers from researchers and practitioners on the following issues:

  • Critical reviews of current literature in any area of hospitality management;
  • Meta-analysis based empirical hospitality management reviews;
  • New methods or approaches that advocate new areas of hospitality management research;
  • Empirical research that contribute to both theory and practice of hospitality performance measurement;
  • Multidisciplinary research that incorporates new research strategies for collecting and analysing hospitality management data; and
  • Conceptual papers that contribute to both the theory and practice of hospitality management.

Abstracts and proposals for this special issue (max1500 words) should be emailed to Professor Paul Phillips ( by 31 August 2008. Important dates for submission of manuscript will be:

Date for submitting abstract and proposal: 31 August 2008
Date for submission for manuscript: 30 November 2008
Date for submission for final manuscript: 28 February 2009
Date of The Services Industries Journal publication October 2009 Volume 29 Number 10

Guest Editor:

Professor Paul Phillips
Acting Director and
Professor of Strategic Management
Kent Business School
University of Kent,
Canterbury CT2 7PE
England, UK
Tel: (+44) 1227 82 4417
Fax: (+44) 1227 76 1187