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Careers in hospitality management: Generation Y's experiences and perceptions.

  This article is founded on Broadbridge, Maxwell and Ogden's (2006) work on the job experiences and career expectations of Generation Y undergraduates who are soon to embark on their full-time careers. The industrial context under examination is the UK hospitality industry where research on management careers has been called for (Lakin & Riley, 1996). In addition, Generation Y's distinctive characteristics (Amar, 2004) and the changing structures of careers (Baruch, 2004) underline the relevance of this research. The key inference from the primary work covered in the article is that the hospitality industry needs to understand and respond to the characteristics of Generation Ys so as to enable them to develop their management careers in a way that is attractive to them.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 January 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1375/jhtm.14.2.119

  • ISSN:

    1447-6770

Citation

Barron, P., Maxwell, G., Broadbridge, A. & Ogden, S. (2007). Careers in hospitality management: Generation Y's experiences and perceptions. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 14, 119-128. doi:10.1375/jhtm.14.2.119. ISSN 1447-6770

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Keywords

hospitality management; careers; Generation Y; tourism industry; human resources; hospitality employment;

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