Short description of project
This study aims to assess the current state of business ethics education among top 50 tourism and hospitality management programs. To the best knowledge of the principle investigator, no study has yet provided an in-depth analysis of business ethics education among leading tourism and hospitality programs worldwide. It is of great urgency and importance to study to what extent and how the future leaders of one of the fastest growing industry are educated about ethics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility so that negative social and environmental impacts caused by tourism activities can potentially be reduced. Deans/directors of the top 50 tourism and hospitality schools will be approached for interviews about how and whether ethics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility are incorporated into the university education of the undergraduates. Their perceptions and attitudes towards business ethics education will also be examined. Outstanding practices as well as challenges of teaching the three aspects to undergraduate students will be highlighted and illustrated.
Information of Offered Internship
Level of Internship Hours per Month
Level 3 - 60 hours
Internship requirements: i.e. work, practice and training
Intern will learn how to manage and interpret data in a qualitative study. It is expected that most data of this study will be collected by May 2015. Intern will therefore assist in organizing the data and performing initial data analysis, and reviewing literature starting from June onwards.