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 11: On the use of meta-theory in grounded investigations: in principle and practice in hospitality and tourism research

T.S. Stumpf and Christopher B. Califf

Abstract

This chapter explains the use of meta-theory in the initial and iterative stages of grounded theory method research in principle and practice in hospitality and tourism research. The challenges and opportunities of this approach are also discussed using a grounded investigation of hotel business management in a Pacific Island country.

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