Examining the Personal and Institutional Determinants of Research Productivity in Hospitality and Tourism Management
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CitationM Mody, C Tang, C Gaulke, S Gordon. "Examining the Personal and Institutional Determinants of Research Productivity in Hospitality and Tourism Management." Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education,
The transition toward a post-capitalist knowledge-oriented economy has resulted in an increasingly competitive academic environment, where the success of faculty is dependent on their research productivity. This study examines the personal and institutional determinants of the quantity and quality of the research productivity of hospitality and tourism management faculty in US institutions. A survey of 98 faculty found that a different set of determinants impact the quantity and quality aspects of research productivity. Also, institutional determinants were found to play a larger role, indicating the need for administrators to strive for a culture that is supportive of and an infrastructure that is conducive to their faculty’s research success. The authors use the field of hospitality and tourism management as a case study to develop a holistic and cohesive framework for knowledge worker productivity that can guide the evaluation, hiring, and development of researchers.