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ERIC Number: EJ800512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Scottish Visitor Attractions: Managerial Competence Requirements
Watson, Sandra; McCracken, Martin; Hughes, Moira
Journal of European Industrial Training, v28 n1 p39-66 2004
This paper presents the findings from a study into managerial competence in the Scottish visitor attraction sector. It provides an insight into the range, diversity and perceived importance of current and future competences highlighting differences based on gender, age, size, level of training and location. Although the main findings reveal a focus on operation and self-management competences, with less emphasis given to strategic competences, significant differences were exposed between those managers who operated in medium- and larger-sized establishments than those in smaller sites, those who had received training for their current position as well as those who had no training and those under the age of 50. The paper concludes by discussing implications of the findings for strategic human-resource-development providers in Scottish tourism. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)