A Tourism PhD Reflection

Pike, Steven D. (2003) A Tourism PhD Reflection. Tourism Review, 58(1), pp. 16-18.

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In the process of my PhD viva (Pike, 2002a) it was suggested by the examiners that a PhD is not only about researching a specific topic, but also a process of learning and evaluation of the research process itself. As a previous General Manager of a regional tourism organisation (RTO), I was asked about my reactions to this statement, and what, in effect, had I learnt. Since my answer touched upon issues relating to the purpose of an RTO, my examiners suggested that my reflections might prove a useful appendix to the thesis, particularly to the issue of normative versus positive concepts of sustainable management. Thus, was this particular candidate hoisted by his own petard!

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ID Code: 12200
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: tourism, study
ISSN: 1660-5373
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Emerald Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:35

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