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An analysis of its representation and focus in recent hospitality research Robert J. Harrington
Hospitality & Restaurant Management Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, and
Received 6 January 2010 Revised 8 April 2010 26 April 2010 29 April 2010 Accepted 30 April 2010
Michael C. Ottenbacher
Hospitality Management, Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the level of strategic management topic representation within the academic ﬁeld of hospitality. The study addresses the following questions: what is the frequency of articles related to the topic of strategy in recent hospitality journals? How does the content of these articles differ from the more general ﬁeld of strategic management? And, what are the potential gaps where researchers in the hospitality ﬁeld can make contributions? Design/methodology/approach – This study looks at the number and percentage of strategy-related articles published in leading hospitality journals for 2005 through 2009. The determination of the percentage of strategy-related articles published and categorizing these articles by key strategy topic area required several steps: deﬁning...