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dc.contributor.authorSonnenschein, Katrine
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorHibbins, Raymond
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-12T01:24:45Z
dc.date.available2017-06-12T01:24:45Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1447-6770
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.01.008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/339527
dc.description.abstractThe lack of congruency between what Australian universities offer in terms of graduate attributes and the needs of the Chinese job market was explored in 15 interviews conducted with Chinese international students enrolled in Australian tourism and hospitality degrees. The paper examines their perceptions of, and reflections on, graduate attributes acquired through Australian tourism and hospitality degrees and their relevance for the Chinese hotel industry. A professional socialisation framework guided the data analysis. The data reveal that students emphasise the importance of communication/customer service, guanxi (relationship building skills), teamwork skills, English language, as well as hotel management. Furthermore, Chinese international students felt that their degree had helped them develop these attributes. However more intervention from academics in the classroom was needed and internships were considered important for them to acquire these attributes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom39
dc.relation.ispartofpageto46
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.titleChinese international students' perceptions of and reflections on graduate attributes needed in entry-level positions in the Chinese hotel industry
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHibbins, Raymond T.
gro.griffith.authorBarker, Michelle C.
gro.griffith.authorSonnenschein, Katrine


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