Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management
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Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Edited by Robin Nunkoo

As research in tourism and hospitality reaches maturity, a growing number of methodological approaches are being utilized and, in addition, this knowledge is dispersed across a wide range of journals. Consequently there is a broad and multidisciplinary community of tourism and hospitality researchers whom, at present, need to look widely for support on methods. In this volume, researchers fulfil a pressing need by clearly presenting methodological issues within tourism and hospitality research alongside particular methods and share their experiences of what works, what does not work and where challenges and innovations lie.
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Chapter 43: Tourism research and knowledge transfer

Lisa Ruhanen and Chris Cooper

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the knowledge concept and how knowledge transfer occurs between universities and industry. The inhibitors to successful knowledge transfer in a tourism context are then examined, along with those elements of knowledge transfer that have been successful between researchers and end-users in the tourism industry.

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