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The tracks (Call for papers)

The academic tracks

“Reach the unreached – touch the untouched”

The theme for the 2017 European Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE) annual research conference the 23rd to the 25th of October 2017 is chosen to symbolise the unexploited potential that the hospitality and tourism industry contains. It invites delegates to explore our broadening base of member countries, to build bridges, and start developing, or strengthening international collaboration in the EuroChrie family. Furthermore, we aim to inspire delegates to explore a different take on hospitality, a new cultural context, new methodologies for doing research, and new research topics.

As the hospitality industry is increasingly rich in contexts and perspectives, we offer different tracks that touch on different research perspectives on the hospitality and tourism industry at all levels; Individual, Team, Organisational, Industry, National, and International. This includes generic areas, such as management/leadership, CSR/CSV, economy/finance and business model innovation. Furthermore, the theme relates to the core activities of academic institutions – education and learning – as well as innovative research methods.

To live up to the conference theme and intentions and to support the development of hospitality and tourism perspectives in new contexts in industry, academia and geographically, the EuroCHRIE 2017 conference will invite paper and poster contributions as well as symposia to the following tracks:

The first track is on the individual level; it considers service delivery, discussing new approaches, and the effect of cross-cultural differences and various contexts on required services.

The second track focuses on teamwork. How do teams work together in the hospitality industry, how to bridge the gaps between departments? How to manage diversity and multicultural topics in teams?

The third track is aimed at organisations in the hospitality and tourism industry. Hospitality and tourism research enjoys an increasing awareness in generic areas, such as management/leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Values, economy/finance, business model innovation and vertical channel integration or diversification. Furthermore, this track includes context blurring concepts and game changers, and hospitality in non-traditional hospitality contexts, such as healthcare, retail, and even the finance and oil/chemical industries.

In the fourth track we welcome contributions at national and international level, the impacts of political, cultural and social context of hospitality and tourism, including the origin and effect of cultural differences, and issues in relation to legislation. Furthermore, presentations on bottom-up developmental approaches are welcomed.

Teaching, learning and assessment in hospitality and tourism education form the fifth track. This track offers you the opportunity to present new teaching contexts and methods. Topics may be e.g. design-driven education or blended learning, but also student mobility and global curricula.

The sixth track explores innovative research perspectives in hospitality and tourism education and research that go beyond interviews and surveys: his track may cover divers techniques such as ethnography, design thinking, big data and any other technique that uncovers data regarding hospitality and tourism.

Review process

All contributions will be subject to a blind review by two peers.

Deadlines

– Send brief for symposium topic: To be announced.

– Upload deadline submission (paper, poster presentation, symposium proposal) via Easychair: Between 1st December 2016 and 30th April 2017

– Review deadline: 8th May 2017

– Upload deadline for final (edited) conference papers, posters (extended abstract), and symposium papers in Easychair: 26th June 2017.

– For inquiries please contact the scientific committee (eurochrie17.hbs@saxion.nl)

Submit here!

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that have not been previously published, accepted to be published, or are being considered for publication in any other forum. Papers may be theoretical/academic (describe research within the theme of the conference) or applied/papers (industry papers or educational papers). Industry papers are encouraged to report accounts of innovative work or best practices with demonstrable value to an organisation. Educational papers may describe innovative teaching methods, modules and curricula, or other topics related to education within the field of hospitality and tourism.

All papers will go through double- blind peer review by two reviewers, to ensure good quality paper presentations. Theoretical/academic contributions will be reviewed (among others) on timeliness and appropriateness of literature used, appropriateness of research method, quality and relevance of discussion of data and data analysis, and contribution to knowledge and academic debate.

Practical/applied contributions will be reviewed (among others) on the identification of a specific education-based or industry-based topic or challenge, significance and relevance of the findings and outcomes in the paper for educators/education or practitioners/industry (proposed) actions to be taken, quality of the discussion, and recommendations for the academic community.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings of EuroCHRIE 2017. Authors of accepted papers are expected to make a 20 minutes presentation during the conference. Please note that the proceedings will not have an ISBN number, so you can send your paper to a journal of your choice after the conference.

All papers should meet the following guidelines:

– Maximum 3,000 words excluding the title, abstract and references

– Abstract maximum of 150 words

– Maximum of six keywords

– Identify whether the paper is Theoretical/Academic or Practical/Applied

– Indication of which of the six tracks the paper fits into

– Be prepared in MS Word

– Be written in English (UK spelling) and be free from grammatical and spelling errors

Authors of accepted conference papers are expected to make a 20 minutes presentation; at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference and be prepared to make a presentation.

To assist you in preparing your conference paper for submission, a guideline has been prepared in MS Word. Typing directly into the document is an easy and effective way to ensure your paper meets the style requirements.

Posters offer you the opportunity to share your research, best practice, or experience, both theoretical /academic and practical/applied, with the EuroCHRIE audience. Posters provide an excellent opportunity to interact with individual conference attendees, to seek inspiration amongst peers from academia, education, and industry. The topic for a Poster may be academic, and present research ideas, research in early stages of development and work in progress, within the topicality of the Conference. Posters may also be Industry-based, and provide an opportunity of sharing experiences and deal with topics closer to market and particularly, but not limited to, Industry Best-Practices. Posters may describe interesting ongoing work, new discoveries and insights, or summaries of significant projects. Furthermore, Posters may be education-based, and discuss e.g. teaching methods, modules and curricula, with the prime target to share and discuss experiences with conference attendees.

Poster presentation submissions do not require you to write a 3000 words paper. In stead, for the review process you write a 500-1000 words extended abstract that describes the topic and content of the poster. Once accepted, you can develop your poster and bring it to the conference. Posters will be presented in separate sessions, to allow enough time for you to discuss your poster with conference attendees.

Posters will be selected based on their originality, timeliness and relevance, and also for the clarity of the intended message. Abstracts of accepted posters will be published in the conference proceedings of EuroCHRIE 2017.

All Abstracts for Poster Presentations should meet the following guidelines:

– Extended abstract of 500-1,000 words excluding the title, abstract and references

– Maximum of six keywords

– Identify whether the poster is Theoretical/Academic or Practical/Applied

– Indication of which of the six tracks the poster presentation fits into

– Be prepared in MS Word

– Be written in English (UK spelling) and be free from grammatical and spelling errors

Authors of accepted posters are expected to prepare a A1 (portrait) poster for displayat the conference, and set up their posters at a specific time according to the conference schedule. Poster need to be on A1. At least one author of an accepted poster must register for the conference.

To assist you in preparing your extended abstract for a poster presentation for submission, a guideline has been prepared in MS Word. Typing directly into the document is an easy and effective way to ensure your poster presentation meets the style requirements.

Symposia can be used to bring together expertise from across the EuroCHRIE community on specific topics and discuss current and future research in dedicated 2-hour slots at the conference. One person, preferably of some authority in the field of expertise, is responsible for bringing together 3-5 submissions and a general introduction together in a symposium paper of 6000 words, and for chairing the 2-hour session at the conference. The submitting author plus 1 author per individual submission needs to register. The symposium maybe theoretical/academic or applied/practical. Accepted symposium papers will be published in the conference proceedings of EuroCHRIE 2017. Please note that the proceedings will not have a ISBN number, so you can send your paper a journal of your choice after the conference.

Please note that symposium hosts are kindly asked to put forward a brief (max 500 words) proposal to the academic board for their symposium latest by 31 December 2016 for planning purposes.

All Symposia should meet the following guidelines:

– Maximum 6000 words excluding the title, abstract and references

– 3-5 individual contributions within a symposium

– Overall abstract maximum of 500 words

– Maximum of six keywords

– Identify whether the symposium is Theoretical/Academic or Practical/Applied

– Indication of which of the six tracks the symposium fits into

– Be prepared in MS Word (using the EuroCHRIE Syposium Guidelines)

To assist you in preparing your symposium proposal for submission, a guideline has been prepared in MS Word. Typing directly into the document is an easy and effective way to ensure your paper meets the style requirements. Please download the EuroCHRIE Symposium Proposal Guidelines.

Symposium hosts are kindly asked to put forward a brief (max 500 words) proposal to the academic board for their symposium latest by 31 December 2016 for planning purposes. (eurochrie17.hbs@saxion.nl)