Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry

  • Chris Sheppardson
  • Heather Gibson
  • Published By: Goodfellow Publishers Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1906884765
  • ISBN-13: 9781906884765
  • DDC: 647.95068
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Many aspire to be leaders and entrepreneurs where they too could set the tone of business. This is particularly true in the hospitality industry where entrepreneurship is a dominant force, yet few people understand what it demands to be a leader. This insightful and widely researched new book is unique in focusing on the contemporary hospitality industry. The text is based on over 100 in-depth interviews with leading hospitality entrepreneurs in all sectors of the industry internationally. It moves away from a purely theoretical perspective to focus on the practical issues- the skills, attitudes, motivations and decisions of proven entrepreneurs. A highly structured approach gives the reader a clear overview and understanding of what defines an entrepreneur and how they work; the historical context of entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry and how is it changing; and interviews and case studies revealing the views and insights of successful entrepreneurs themselves.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Interviews.
1: Leadership.
2: Entrepreneurship.
3: Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
Index of Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
Index of Companies.