Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 3(8), pp. 287 - 296
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2015.030801
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An Analysis of Management Development in the Hotel Sector Using the Grounded Theory Approach - A Case Study of Mauritian Hotels


Needesh Ramphul *, Hemant Chittoo
School of Business, Management and Finance, University of Technology, Mauritius

ABSTRACT

Management development is vital for ensuring the competitiveness of an organization. However, few studies have been carried out to understand the actual process of developing managers within the hotel sector in Mauritius. The purpose of this paper is to understand the way in which management development is being done within the Mauritian hotel sector. A grounded theory approach was used since little research has been carried out on this aspect in Mauritius. In this context, 27 designers (human resource and training managers) from Mauritian hotels were interviewed to get relevant information on the management development process. The research enables to come up with a new conceptual framework on the management development process based on the views of designers. The conceptual framework helps to understand the actual process of management development within the Mauritian context.

KEYWORDS
Grounded Theory Approach, Management Development, Mauritian Hotels

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Needesh Ramphul , Hemant Chittoo , "An Analysis of Management Development in the Hotel Sector Using the Grounded Theory Approach - A Case Study of Mauritian Hotels," Advances in Economics and Business, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 287 - 296, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2015.030801.

(b). APA Format:
Needesh Ramphul , Hemant Chittoo (2015). An Analysis of Management Development in the Hotel Sector Using the Grounded Theory Approach - A Case Study of Mauritian Hotels. Advances in Economics and Business, 3(8), 287 - 296. DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2015.030801.