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SERV4003 Strategic Management in Tourism

  1. 1. 21July09 Australian School of Business School of Marketing SERV4003 Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality COURSE OUTLINE SESSION 2, 2009
  2. 2. Dear Students, Welcome to your studies in SERV4003 Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality. I hope that you will enjoy the course and am confident you will build on the firm foundation of tourism and hospitality knowledge you already have gained from the SERV degree program. My hope is that you will grow in the participatory approach in class and successfully meet the various challenges you will experience along the way. Over time – I anticipate and indeed encourage your mature contribution as you prepare for graduation and graduate entry into the workforce. We are together embarking on a great learning journey! To maximise your benefit from the course experience, it is essential that you understand the course requirements, content, teaching methods, assessment tasks, texts, readings and general expectations. It is a good idea also to read the course outline carefully before the first session. It is designed to equip you with as much information as possible from the start of your course, so that you will know what to expect and also what UNSW expects of you to fulfil course requirements satisfactorily. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to our journey into the domain of strategic management for international tourism and hospitality. Nina Mistilis SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 2
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. STAFF CONTACT DETAILS 4 2. COURSE DETAILS 4 2.1 Teaching Times and Locations 4 2.2 Units of Credit 4 2.3 Summary of Course 4 2.4 Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses 5 2.5 Student Learning Outcomes 5 3. LEARNING AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES 6 3.1 Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course 6 3.2 Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies 6 4. ASSESSMENT 6 4.1 Formal Requirements 6 4.2 Assessment Details 6 4.3 Assessment Format 9 4.4 Assignment Submission Procedure 9 4.5 Late Submission 9 5. ACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISM 9 6. COURSE RESOURCES 9 7. COURSE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT 12 8. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT 12 8.1 Workload 13 8.2 Attendance 13 8.3 Special Consideration and Supplementary Examinations 13 8.4 General Conduct and Behaviour 13 8.5 Occupational Health and Safety 13 8.6 Keeping Informed 13 9. ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES AND SUPPORT 15 10. COURSE SCHEDULE APPENDICES SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 3
  4. 4. 1. STAFF CONTACT DETAILS Dr Nina Mistilis Course coordinator Room: Quad Room 3047 (South Wing) Phone: 9385 2639 Email n.mistilis@unsw.edu.au Consultation Hours: Tuesday 1500-1700 hours Other times by appointment. Dr Nina Mistilis is a senior lecturer in the tourism and hospitality management group, School of Marketing, University of New South Wales. Her current research interests are tourism policy and planning and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and management of business enterprises and visitor information centres. She has published extensively in leading international tourism journals. She is a foundation board member and vice president of the Australasian Chapter of the International Federation of Information Technology and Tourism (IFITT) and executive member of CAUTHE (Council Council for Australian University Tourism & Hospitality Education). Prior to entering academia she held senior policy positions in industry. She has a Bachelor of Arts with honours in politics from Macquarie University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science from the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University. 2. COURSE DETAILS 2.1 Teaching times and Locations Lecture Friday 1000-1200 (Chemical Sc M14 (ex AppliedSc); and Tutorial Friday 1200-1300 hrs or 1300-1400 hrs and Tutorial (Chemical Sc M14 (ex AppliedSc) 2.2 Units of Credit The UOC value for the course is six units of credit 2.3 Summary of Course This course examines application of tourism and hospitality strategic management concepts and practice to the operation of key organisations in various to tourism and hospitality sectors. The course aims to provide you with advanced skills and knowledge necessary for swift critical analysis and sound managerial decision-making in the context of the challenges in these exciting, rapidly expanding industries. Tourism and hospitality managers are in short supply globally and the various industry sectors welcome the entry into the workforce of well qualified, strategic thinking graduates. 2.4 Course Aims and Relationship of this course to other courses The key focus of this course is on strategic management in tourism and hospitality firms and organisations internationally. It encourages creative strategic management problem solving in preparation for your graduate entry into the workforce. The course introduces you key concepts associated with tourism and hospitality strategic management and the practical experience of analysis in, and application to, global contemporary case studies. The areas of study in the course include an approach to the case study method using the case method of analysis linked to classical strategic management tools for international tourism and hospitality management. After a revision of tourism fundamentals which sets the context of the topic, there are six specific course topics beginning with an introduction to the case method and the strategic management process. This is followed by a detailed focus on the seven steps case method linked with the three stages of strategic management. SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 4
  5. 5. The prerequisite for this course is SERV2001. The course forms an integral part of the core program in tourism and hospitality for the year four of the Bachelor of Commerce Services Marketing (Tourism & Hospitality). It is a capstone course and it draws on all previous tourism, hospitality and other studies to enable your understanding of strategic management for the whole firm or organisation, rather than focussing on a particular component. 2.5 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion, you should be able to: 1. demonstrate the skills to appropriately locate, evaluate and use relevant information related to particular cases in tourism and hospitality strategic management; 2. apply superior skills in written, electronic and oral communication individually and for your team and group in the academic environments and for business environments; 3. develop superior capacity for analytical and critical thinking and for creative problem- solving in tourism and hospitality strategic management; 4. develop an advanced ability to engage in independent and reflective learning; 5. apply advanced skills required for complex collaborative work in your team and group along with a multidisciplinary approach (finance and accounting, marketing, economics, HR) to tourism and hospitality strategic management; and 6. apply the conceptual tools of case method to a wide variety of international tourism and hospitality organisations and enterprises, including the ability to diagnose problems and evaluate and propose feasible solutions for competitive advantage. These outcomes will help your achievement of these ASB graduate outcomes: Course Learning ASB Graduate Attributes Outcomes 1. Critical thinking and problem solving 3, 5, 6 2. Communication 2 3. Teamwork and leadership 5 4. Social, ethical and global perspectives 6 5. In-depth engagement with relevant disciplinary 1, 6 knowledge 6. Professional skills 2 3. LEARNING AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES 3.1 Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course There is a mix of teaching strategies which together aim to develop skills (personal and academic) and knowledge associated with the objectives of the course. The delivery is student centred with readings and other preparation for class each week. At university and especially in a fourth year class, the focus for learning is your self-directed search for knowledge and skills development. Classes, readings, assignments and other resources are all provided to facilitate and enhance this process. To prepare for the course, each week you must: Prepare yourself through the weekly readings Work through the questions and answers provided Download the weekly lecture notes from the course Vista site SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 5
  6. 6. Be ready to participate in class discussions, group work and other tasks. It’s up to you to balance your commitments to ensure you perform well in each part of the course: preparing for classes, completing assignments, studying for the test and exam and of course seeking assistance or extra work to extend and clarify your knowledge and understanding. It’s a good idea to choose an approach that best suits your learning style and goals. Questions in and for class are provided to guide your learning process. 3.2 Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies The course outline is available on the course website which is accessible through http://vista.elearning.unsw.edu.au or through the School of Marketing website. The lecture notes for week one will be handed out in the lecture; for all other weeks they will be placed on the UNSW Web by close of business (COB) each Friday. Additional reference material on the topics may be advised or handed out to you during the semester. You are advised to prepare for each topic by completing the readings and tasks listed for the week and to participate fully in informed discussion during class. The course consists of lectures and tutorials. During the lecture, theories and other relevant information will be expounded by the lecturer. Expert industry visitors also give presentations and the course involves experiential learning with them, debating 'live' issues. As the course emphasises interactive learning, you are encouraged to participate by commenting on any concept or interest of concern, or by thoughtful querying of any contention. However, major discussions take place during the tutorials, where you will also present your research outcomes. The tutorials encourage a more relaxed and applied analysis of the topic through set tasks and group work, thereby facilitating your deep learning. The teaching rationale is that you should take control of your academic and personal development. This in turn leads to increased confidence in your learning ability, critical analysis and problem solving, thus preparing you for your future management roles in the tourism or hospitality workforce. Main discussion points of the cases may not be included in lecture notes as typically the collective class approach throws up many interesting case 'angles', views and analyses which may be pertinent and examinable. 4. ASSESSMENT 4.1 Formal Requirements In order to pass this course, you must: achieve a composite mark of at least 50; and make a satisfactory attempt at all assessment tasks (see below). 4.2 Assessment Details There are five assessments in total, detailed below: SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 6
  7. 7. Assessment Task weight Due Date Learning Length ASB (%) Outcomes Graduate assessed Attributes assessed * Assessment 1: individual 15 Friday wk5 - 2, 5, 1, 2, 4, 5 exercise in applying the 0945hrs case method to one assigned case Assessment 2: midterm 35 Lecture wk8 1, 2, 4, 5 1, 2, 4, 5 test Assessment 3: case study 40 1–6 1-6 report - tourism management 3i nomination of case study 5/40 Class wk4 organisation & brief (nb earlier presentation in lecture approved by NM) 3ii part report: 15/40 Friday wk 9 - Critical Review 0945hrs - Understanding the Situation - Internal Analysis, External Analysis; - Diagnosing Problem Areas 3iii presentation whole 5/40 Class Wk11 report draft - critical or 12 analysis all stages & steps 3iv whole report - 15/40 Friday Wk11 critical analysis 0945hrs all stages & steps Assessment 4: class 10 ongoing 2 -6 1-6 participation TOTAL 100 1. Assessment 1 – individual exercise in applying the case method = 10% Topic: individual exercise in applying the case method to an assigned case (study kit cases 1, 7, 13 Horner& Swarbrooke, 2004) Length: 1000 words Date Due: 0945hrs Friday wk 5 SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 7
  8. 8. This is an individual assignment. You will be assigned one of three cases and you apply the case study method steps one and two linked to the stage one strategic management tools to your case - British Airways case 1, Tourism in the Asia Pacific case 7 or Boutique Hotels case 13 (Horner& Swarbrooke, 2004 - see study kit). The exercise aims to: build the foundation of your ability to read, understand and dissect a case; develop the ability to decide what information is needed, to extract clues and have an idea as to what to pursue further in the case analysis. NOTE - It is a rough process insofar as it is the ‘first pass’ in the case analysis to work with the framework of diagnosing the problem/s in the case. It constitutes steps one and two of the case method linked to stage one of the strategic management tools, much of which we will have covered in lectures: The Case method & strategic management Easton, G. (1992) Evans et al (2003) step The case method - seven steps stage Strategic management - three stages 1 understanding the situation I internal analysis, external analysis 2 diagnosing problem areas This exercise will take you much time to do. You need to dissect the case, using the strategic management tools we will have almost covered (internal & external analysis); I expect most focus on internal analysis (as we will not have covered external), but some mention of the external. Step 1 is the basis for step 2 – diagnosing problem; on these two steps rests your case analysis, form which you build solutions etc – so they are of paramount importance Understanding the main factors governing level of performance of business: resources (core) competencies, competitive advantage – overall purpose of strategy – higher profits as a % of sales; sustainable ‘value adding’ activities This involves, as ‘understanding the situation’ (Easton) suggests, massive information gathering and evaluation work. The basis is information – your ability to decide what information is important or missing, to extract clues, collate, and prioritize. Importantly – you need to recognize that data do not become information unless they are relevant and meaningful - here to your analysis. You can use the SM tools to guide this to the outcome. In class the cash flow situation will be noted for Holidaybreak PLC case – ie the financial resources - the fact that booking deposits were crucial & the implications for that. Also in Club Med, the changed competencies of Board will be noted (it was deficient before). Have a look at these cases and analyse strategic management implications for the firm! The next part is diagnosing the problem areas ‘what is & what we would like the situation to be’; identifying these flows on from the above analysis. Construct a history and the historical context – then the aftermath – this will guide you to diagnosing problem areas. So you can include in your assignment 3 main parts and a short introduction SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 8
  9. 9. 1. Understanding the situation – • Apply to the case strategic management tools - internal analysis, (some) external analysis; • history & historical context 2. Diagnosing problem areas of the case 3 Conclusions 2. Assessment 2 – mid term test - 35% Topic: All topics weeks 1-7; format: Short answer – choose three questions out of four 15% (5 + 5+5) Case study - 20% Length: Two hours long Date : The test held in the lecture time week 8 The questions will test application of knowledge and critical analysis as well as problem solving in tourism and hospitality strategic management. It will include short answers and a case study testing all steps of the case method – Situation analysis to diagnosing problem areas. The marking criteria include your demonstrated deep understanding and application of the case method. 3. Assessment 3 - tourism and hospitality management case study presentation and report = 40 % i.e. 5% + 15% + 5% +15% Topic: Australian case study presentation and report - tourism and hospitality management Length: 3500 words – 1000words critical analysis; 3000 words rest of report Dates Due: Class wk 4: case nomination 0945hrs Friday wk 9: part 1 report class wk 11 or 12: oral presentation whole report 0945hrs Friday wk 11: submission whole report including critical review This is a team assignment with assigned teams of about four students max. You will choose an Australian, or a Sydney located international, tourism or hospitality organisation or enterprise and conduct a case study analysis, applying the case study method, linked to strategic management tools. This involves consultation with the organisation or enterprise, which together with the topic must be chosen in consultation with, and approved by, NM by week 5. The protocol for contacting an organisation or enterprise and setting out the acceptance of the strategic management project is: Phone CEO of firm ( or another high level executive) & explain project briefly requesting his/her permission Follow up with letter or email with more detail of aims, responsibilities, deadlines, Arrange a meeting to check availability of data, personel, etc & willingness to commit to the project and set meeting time. Continue project communications by email, phone. Keep record of communications & contacts – for submission. You should also include an academic in depth critical analysis of a central issue in the case, using ten recent (up to three years old) journal article references, as well as some nonacademic publications (1000 words). Note that whilst the focus of the case is one issue, there typically will be interrelated issues which should be identified at least. SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 9
  10. 10. The team must confer with the organisation or enterprise to design the topic, and provide evidence of this and ongoing consultation. The team in effect is acting as consultants to the company to advise on strategic management. Note that a purely marketing topic is NOT appropriate or acceptable (= 0 marks). The report analysis is cumulative – that is the analysis and argument of each step leads into next. Brainstorming helps work it out and your group is encouraged to use this ‘discovery’ tool during the whole report process. Part 1 report – 15% - week 9 Assessment criteria: - Critical analysis is there evidence of good critical analysis & research ability, including that you have read widely on the topic with good references? -5% - Steps – Is there good understanding of the case analysis approach? 10 % - Understanding the Situation - Internal Analysis, External Analysis - Diagnosing Problem Areas Whole report including critical analysis – 15% - week 11 As a guide to writing your report, use the headings below; the executive summary is not included in word count. – Executive summary 1 Introduction (include consultation summary) 2 Academic in depth critical analysis of a central case issue 3 Understanding the Situation - Internal Analysis, External Analysis 4 Diagnosing Problem Areas 5 Generating Alternate Solutions - Strategic Choices 6 Predicting Outcomes 7 Evaluate and Select Options - Evaluate Alternatives 8 Strategic Implementation 9 Conclusions See the ASB Education Development Unit (education development unit) site for the resource ‘Writing a report’, http://wwwdocs.fce.unsw.edu.au/fce/EDU/eduwritingreport.pdf for assistance in explaining the process. This is also loaded in the course site under the ‘Other stuff’ folder The team will make in week 11 or 12 a 10-15 minutes a creative, innovative, informative and attention holding presentation in a Consultant to Board scenario with graphs, charts, PPT etc. This will be followed by questions from the ‘Board’. See Appendix B for assessment criteria. 4. Assessment 4 - class participation – 15% You will be placed by NM into groups of about five students and work within them for the tutorial each week. You are encouraged to draw on personal tourism experience to illustrate, apply, explore and discuss a point, developing the ability to locate it within some theoretical framework. Participation is through informed discussion and critical analysis; it is ongoing in all classes. 4.3 Assignment Format Assignments should be typed with wide margins and single line spacing, 11 or 12’ font and include a title page with course name, your name and id and assignment title as well as headings as appropriate. The disclaimer form and also for group projects the appropriate signed SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 10
  11. 11. student contribution sheet (Appendix C) must be signed and included - otherwise marks will not be recorded. Assignments should generally be guided by and conform to the material in the School of Marketing Guide to Presentation of Assignments which is accessed on the School website and also loaded for your course in the Vista OtherStuff folder 4. 4Assignment Submission Procedure All assignments are to be submitted to the School of Marketing drop box, located on level three of the South Wing QUAD Building, at the entrance hallway to the School of Marketing. 4.5 Late Submission Information about late submission of assignments, including penalties, is available on the School of Marketing’s website http://www2.marketing.unsw.edu.au/nps/servlet/portalservice?GI_ID=System.LoggedOutInheri tableArea&maxWnd=_Current_Policies Due times and dates for submission of assignments are strict and failing to meet the deadline – even by a few minutes – will be penalized. Any special consideration for delayed submission due to illness or misadventure must be flagged to the course coordinator before the due date. UNSW assessment policy: https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/academiclife/assessment/AssessmentPolicyNew.html 5. ACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISM The University regards plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct, and has very strict rules regarding plagiarism. For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism see: http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism/index.html as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE tutorial for all new UNSW students: http://info.library.unsw.edu.au/skills/tutorials/InfoSkills/index.htm. Optional links: To see if you understand plagiarism, do this short quiz: http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism/plagquiz.html For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see: http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/ref.html For the ASB Harvard Referencing Guide, see: http://wwwdocs.fce.unsw.edu.au/fce/EDU/harvard_ref_guide.pdf 6. COURSE RESOURCES Texts (available for purchase in the UNSW bookshop) - Evans, N., Campbell, D. and Stonehouse, G. (2003) Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism. Butterworth Heinemann. Great Britain. ISBN 0 7506 4854 6 - Mistilis, N. (2009) SERV4001 Study Kit Study Kit contents: Mistilis, N. (2009) SERV4003: 1. Easton, G. (1992) Learning from Case Studies. Second edition. Prentice Hall: England. pp1- 15; 212-214 SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 11
  12. 12. 2. Egger, R and Buhalis, D. (2008) eTourism Case Studies. BH: UK.; case 19 Spain 190-200, 22 Tanzania: 224 – 232 3. Horner, S. Swarbrooke, & J. (2004) International Cases in Tourism Management. Elsevier. Great Britain. - British Airways case 1, Tourism in the Asia Pacific case 7, Boutique Hotels case 13. ISBN 0 7506 55143 Newspapers and magazines: The Age Asian Wall Street Journal The Australian Australian Financial Review The Bulletin Business Review Weekly The Economist Far Eastern Economic Review Sydney Morning Herald Time magazine Other reference material held in library Berger, Arthur (2007) Thailand Tourism / Arthur Asa Berger. New York: Haworth Hospitality Press, c2007. Cartier, C. & Lew, A. (2004) Seductions of place: geographical perspectives on globalization and touristed landscapes. Routledge: London; New York, NY Church, A. Coles, T. (editors) (2007) Tourism, power, and space. New York: Routledge, Clark, M. (1998) Researching and Writing Dissertations in Hospitality and Tourism. International Thomson Business Press: London: Cooper, C. (2005) Tourism principles and practice. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Financial Times Prentice Hall Daher, Rami Farouk. (Ed) (2007) Tourism in the Middle East: continuity, change, and transformation. Cleve don; Buffalo: Channel View Publications Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (2003) The 10 Year Plan for Tourism a Commonwealth of Australia: Canberra. http://www.industry.gov.au/library/content_library/Tourism10plan.pdf Gunn, C. with Var, T.(2002) Tourism Planning basic concepts cases. Taylor & Francis: USA C. Michael Hall and James Higham. (Eds) (2005) Tourism, recreation, and climate change. Clevedon; Buffalo: Channel View Publications, 2005. Hall C M & Jenkins J. M. (1995) Tourism & Public Policy. Routledge: London Holloway, J. C. (1998) The business of tourism. 5th ed. Harlow, Essex, England: Longman Huan, Tzung-Cheng & O’Leary, Joseph T. (2007) Measuring tourism performance. Champaign, Ill.: Sagamore, Page, S. and Hall, M. (2003) Managing urban tourism. Harlow: Prentice Hall Jafar, J (Ed) (2002) Encyclopedia of tourism. Routledge: USA Print only at SREF338.4791/128 Leiper, N. (2004) Tourism Management. Pearson Hospitality Press: N.S.W. Alan A. Lew, Tourism in China. New York: Haworth Press, c2003. Mak, James. (2003) Tourism and the economy. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, Medlik, S. (2003.) Dictionary of travel, tourism and hospitality 3rd ed. Oxford: Butterworth- Heinemann Mowforth, Martin. & Munt, Ian (2003.) Tourism and sustainability: development and new tourism in the Third World. Edition 2nd Ed. New York, NY: Routledge, Mathieson, A., & Wall, G. (1982) Tourism: Economical Physical and Social Impacts. Longman Group Limited: Singapore SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 12
  13. 13. Murphy, P.E. (1985) Tourism: A Community Approach. Methuen: New York. Murphy, P.E. & Murphy, A.E. (2004) Strategic management for tourism communities: bridging the gaps. Channel View Publications: Clevedon. Ross, G. (1998) The Psychology of Tourism. 2nd Ed .Hospitality Press: Melbourne: *Todd, G. (2003). WTO Background Paper on Climate Change and Tourism. A report by Travel Research International Limited for the World Tourism Organization. Tourism Forecasting Council (1994- 2004) Forecast the First Report of the Tourism Forecasting Council. Commonwealth of Australia: Canberra Tribe, J. (1997) Corporate strategy for tourism. International Thomson Business Press: London; Boston Lynn Van Der Wagen, Anne Goonetilleke Hospitality management: strategy and operations. 2nd ed. Pearson Education Australia, 2007: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. *Viner, D. & Nicholls, S. (2005). Climate change and its implications for international tourism. In "Tourism Management Dynamics: Trends, Management and Tools" D. Buhalis & C. Costa (Eds.), Elsevier Ltd. Weaver, D. & Lawton, L. (2006) Tourism Management, Third edition. John Wiley & Sons, Australia. World Tourism Organisation (2004) Compendium of Tourism Statistics - 2004 Edition. WTO: Madrid SREF338.479105/23 World Tourism Organisation (2002) Yearbook of Tourism Statistics (1996-2000) A-L. World Tourism Organization: Madrid SREF338.479105/23 World Tourism Organisation (2002) Yearbook of Tourism Statistics (1996-2000) M-Z. World Tourism Organization: Madrid SREF338.479105/23 * climate change references Recommended Internet sites World Tourism Organisation (WTO) nb Tourism Australia Australia is a member http://www.tourism.australia.com/ http://www.world-tourism.org/ TRA Tourism Research Australia World Travel and Tourism Council www.tra.australia.com/ (WTTC) Office of national tourism http://www.wttc.org www.tourism.gov.au/ Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) nb Travel and Tourism Intelligence http://www.pata.org http://www.t-ti.com/index.htm Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au/ Tourism related journals (* journals held in the UNSW library) *Annals of Tourism Research S338.479105/3 *Australian Journal of Hospitality Management S657.9494005/1 *Bureau of Tourism Research Publications SQ647.9494005/2 * Cornell hotel and restaurant administration quarterly SQ647.9405/5 Events Management *Hospitality research journal: the professional journal of the Council on S647.9405/4 Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education *Hospitality & tourism educator / Council on Hotel, Restaurant & SQ647.9405/7 Institutional Education Information Technology & Tourism International Journal of Tourism Research *International journal of hospitality management SEJ647.9405/3 *International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management SQ647.9406805/1 Journal of Convention and Exhibition Management SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 13
  14. 14. * Journal of sustainable tourism S338.479105/15 *Journal of Leisure Research S790.07205/2 *Journal of Tourism Studies S338.479105/2 *Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing S338.479105/24 *Journal of Travel Research SQ338.479105/5 * Leisure management. SQ790.06905/2 Tourism, Culture & Communication *Tourism Economics S338.479105/25 *Tourism Management SEJ338.4791005/1 * Union news Hospitality & leisure SQ331.881105/10 7. COURSE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT Each year feedback is sought from you and other stakeholders about the courses offered in the School and continual improvements are made based on this feedback. UNSW's Course and Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (CATEI) Process is one of the ways in which your evaluative feedback is gathered. Significant changes to courses and programs within the School are communicated to subsequent cohorts of students. For example, in the 2008 evaluations for this course, students requested: further discussion of steps 4-7 of case approach with more case examples; add protocol and reminder for contact with industry, as well as a mark for real case choice in assessment three; add more tourism and hospitality strategic management theory; and focus more on in depth look at 1 case study as well as a briefer examination of a different one each week These have been introduced in your course this year; by way of note last year was the first time the course was offered with the current topic. 8. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT 8.1 Workload It is expected that you will spend at least ten hours per week studying this course. This time should be made up of reading, research, working on exercises and problems, and attending classes. In periods where you need to complete assignments or prepare for examinations, the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into account when planning how to balance study with employment and other activities. Information for students on expected workload: https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/UnitsOfCredit.html 8.2 Attendance Your regular and punctual attendance at lectures and seminars is expected in this course. University regulations indicate that if students attend less than eighty per cent of scheduled classes they may be refused final assessment. 8.3 Special Consideration and Supplementary Examinations You must submit all assignments and attend all examinations scheduled for your course. You should seek assistance early if you suffer illness or misadventure which affects your course progress. For advice on UNSW policies and procedures for granting special consideration and supplementary exams, see: SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 14
  15. 15. ‘UNSW Policy and Process for Special Consideration’: https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/SpecialConsideration.html The ‘ASB Policy and Process for Special Consideration and Supplementary Exams in Undergraduate Courses’ is available at: http://wwwdocs.fce.unsw.edu.au/fce/current/StudentSuppExamProcedure.pdf . Further information for undergraduate students is on the ASB website (see ‘Policies and Guidelines for Current Students’) For information on your responsibilities regarding workload, general conduct and behaviour, and keeping informed, please refer to the School of Marketing’s website. http://www2.marketing.unsw.edu.au/nps/servlet/portalservice?GI_ID=System.LoggedOutInheri tableArea&maxWnd=_Current_Policies 8.4 General Conduct and Behaviour You are expected to conduct yourself with consideration and respect for the needs of your fellow students and teaching staff. Conduct, which unduly disrupts or interferes with a class, such as chatting, ringing or talking on mobile phones, is not acceptable and you may be asked to leave the class. Expect zero tolerance in class. More information on student conduct is available at: www.my.unsw.edu.au 8.5 Occupational Health and Safety UNSW Policy requires each person to work safely and responsibly, in order to avoid personal injury and to protect the safety of others. For more information, see https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/OccupationalHealth.html. 8.6 Keeping informed You should take note of all announcements made in lectures, tutorials or on the course web site. From time to time, the University will send important announcements to your university e-mail address without providing you with a paper copy. You will be deemed to have received this information. It is also your responsibility to keep the University informed of all changes to your contact details. 9. ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES AND SUPPORT Information about other services available for you. This can be detailed either on a School website and referred to in the course outline or provided as in the example below. The University and the Faculty provide a wide range of support services for you, including: • ASB Education Development Unit The Education Development Unit (EDU) provides learning support and assistance to all students in the ASB, to enable them to enhance the quality of their learning. The EDU services are free, and tailored to meet the academic needs of students in the Australian School of Business. The role of the EDU is to provide • A range of support initiatives for students from the Australian School of Business in relation to their transition to university; • Learning skills development, resources and activities for Business students • Academic writing and skills workshops throughout the session; • Printed and online study skills resources, such as referencing guides, report writing and exam preparation; • A drop-in EDU Office containing books and resources that can be borrowed; • A limited consultation service for students with individual or small group learning needs. SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 15
  16. 16. The EDU website www.business.unsw.edu.au/edu contains information, online resources and useful links as well as providing information and dates for workshops. More information about the EDU services including resources, workshop details and registration, and consultation request forms are available from the EDU Office. EDU Contact Details Location Room GO7 Ground Floor, West Wing, Australian School of Business Building Telephone: 02 9385 5584 Email: Edu@unsw.edu.auWebsite www.business.unsw.edu.au/edu • Capturing the Student Voice: An ASB website enabling students to comment on any aspect of their learning experience in the ASB. To find out more, go to http://tinyurl.com/ASBStudentVoice. • UNSW Learning Centre (http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au ) In addition to the EDU services, the UNSW Learning Centre provides academic skills support services for all UNSW students. The Learning Centre is located on Level 2 of the Library and can be contacted by phone: 9385 3890 or through their website. Technical support: For any technical support issues (difficulty logging in to websites, problems downloading documents, etc) you can contact the UNSW IT Service Desk at: (02) 9385 1333; Email: servicedesk@unsw.edu.au Counselling support - http://www.counselling.unsw.edu.au If you experiencing problems of a personal or academic nature, you are encouraged to contact the Counselling Service at UNSW. This consultation service is free and confidential and run by professional counsellors. The Counselling Service also conducts workshops on topics such as ‘Coping with Stress’ and ‘Procrastination’. The Counselling Service is located on Level 2, Quadrangle East Wing, and can be contacted on 9385 5418. Library training and support services - http://info.library.unsw.edu.au Disability Support Services – Those students who have a disability that requires some adjustment in their teaching or learning environment are encouraged to discuss their study needs with the Course Coordinator or the Equity Officer (http://www.studentequity.unsw.edu.au/disabil.html). Early notification is essential to enable any necessary adjustments to be made. In addition, it is important that you are familiar with University policies and procedures in relation to such issues as: • Examination procedures and advice concerning illness or misadventure https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/academiclife/assessment/examinations/examinationrule s.html • Occupational Health and Safety policies and student responsibilities; https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/OccupationalHealth.html SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 16
  17. 17. 10. COURSE SCHEDULE WEEK WK CONTENT READINGS LECTURER BEG. NO. 27 1 Welcome to the course and course overview; DR July MISTILIS REVISION –TOURISM FUNDAMENTALS 3 Aug 2 REVISION – CONTEXT OF TOURISM contd DR TOPIC I: INTRODUCTION – THE CASE TEXT MISTILIS METHOD; STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT; CH1, 2 1. text chapter outline of study for strategic management Easton 2. the strategic process (1992) 3. the case study method TUTORIAL TEXT Applying the case study method - CASE 1 individual assessment exercise STUDY KIT – 1, 7, 13 10 3 TOPIC II: SITUATION ANALYSIS – Aug UNDERSTANDING THE SITUATION - TEXT CH DR INTERNAL 3, 4 MISTILIS Feedback - discussion of assignment INDUSTRY Your short course evaluation TEXT VISITOR TUTORIAL CASE 2 MATT HINGETY ATEC 17 4 TOPIC II: SITUATION ANALYSIS – DR Aug UNDERSTANDING THE SITUATION - MISTILIS TEXT CH INDUSTRY INTERNAL contd 5, 6 VISITOR TEXT TUTORIAL CASE 3 24 5 TOPIC III: SITUATION ANALYSIS – TEXT CH 7, Aug UNDERSTANDING THE SITUATION - 8, DR EXTERNAL; Case Study – tourism organizations TEXT MISTILIS – British CASE 4 BA - Horner INDUSTRY Airways (Horner & Swarbrooke, 2004) & VISITOR Swarbrooke, (2004) TUTORIAL Egger and Egger and Buhalis (2008); Spain; Tanzania Buhalis (2008) SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 17
  18. 18. WEEK WK CONTENT READINGS LECTURER BEG. NO. 6 TOPIC IV: DIAGNOSING PROBLEM AREAS – TEXT CH DR 31 SWOT ANALYSIS 9 MISTILIS Aug + MINI EXERCISE Feedback - CASE 5 TUTORIAL Case Study – tourism destinations – tourism in the Asia Pacific 7 Sept MID TERM BREAK 14 7 TOPIC V: GENERATE ALTERNATE TEXT CH Sept SOLUTIONS & PREDICT OUTCOMES; 10, 11 DR STRATEGIC CHOICES MISTILIS TEXT Case 6 Feedback - discussion of topic and case choice – Australian case study TUTORIAL 21 8 MID TERM TEST Sept 28 9 TOPIC VI: EVALUATE & SELECT OPTIONS - TEXT DR Sept EVALUATE ALTERNATIVES; STRATEGIC PART 4 MISTILIS CHOICES – CH12 INDUSTRY Feedback - discussion of your Australian case VISITOR study Horner & DEREK Swarbrook BAINES TUTORIAL e, 2004 – QANTAS Case Study – tourism industry sectors – Boutique Boutique Hotels Hotels 5 Oct 10 TOPIC VI: contd ROUNDING OUT THE TEXT CH ALL ANALYSIS ; IMPLEMENTATION - 13, 14, 15 STUDENTS TUTORIAL BA Feedback - discussion of your Australian case study 12 11 COURSE SUMMARY DR Oct CASE PRESENTATIONS - 1 MISTILIS Presentation to class of case - critical evaluation ALL by class STUDENTS 19 12 CASE PRESENTATIONS - 2 DR Oct Presentation to class of case - critical evaluation MISTILIS by class ALL STUDENTS SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 18
  19. 19. APPENDIX A 1. Assessment one –individual exercise in applying the case method = 15% Grading criteria: Each Sections is worth five marks comments mark 1. Is there good understanding of case analysis – step one? 2. Is there good understanding of case analysis – step two? 3. Is there thoughtful application of strategic management tools? appropriate introduction & conclusions ? TOTAL ASSESSOR: Nina Mistilis SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 19
  20. 20. APPENDIX B 3. Assessment 3 - tourism and hospitality management case study presentation and report = 40 % i.e. 5% + 15% + 5% +15% Topic: Australian case study presentation and report - tourism and hospitality management Length: 4000 words total – including 1000words critical analysis; 3000 words rest of report Dates Due: Class wk 4; case nomination 0945hrs Friday wk 9 part 1 report class wk 11 or 12 oral presentation whole report 0945hrs Friday wk 11 submission whole report including critical review This is a team assignment with assigned teams of about four students max. You will choose an Australian, or a Sydney located international, tourism or hospitality organisation or enterprise and conduct a case study analysis, applying the case study method, linked to strategic management tools. This involves consultation with the organisation or enterprise, which together with the topic must be chosen in consultation with, and approved by, NM by week 5. The protocol for contacting an organisation or enterprise and setting out the acceptance of the strategic management project is: Phone CEO of firm ( or another high level executive) & explain project briefly requesting his/her permission Follow up with letter or email with more detail of aims, responsibilities, deadlines, Arrange a meeting to check availability of data, personal, etc & willingness to commit to the project and set meeting time. Continue project communications by email, phone. Keep record of communications & contacts – for submission. You should also include an academic in depth critical analysis of a central issue in the case, using ten recent (up to three years old) journal article references, as well as some nonacademic publications (1000 words). Note that whilst the focus of the case is one issue, there typically will be interrelated issues which should be identified at least. The team must confer with the organisation or enterprise to design the topic, and provide evidence of this and ongoing consultation. The team in effect is acting as consultants to the company to advise on strategic management. Note that a purely marketing topic is NOT appropriate or acceptable (= 0 marks). The report analysis is cumulative – that is the analysis and argument of each step leads into next. Brainstorming helps work it out and your group is encouraged to use this ‘discovery’ tool during the whole report process. As a guide to writing your report, use the headings below; the executive summary is not included in word count. – Executive summary i. Introduction (include consultation summary) ii. Academic in depth critical analysis of a central case issue iii. Understanding the Situation - Internal Analysis, External Analysis iv. Diagnosing Problem Areas v. Generating Alternate Solutions - Strategic Choices vi. Predicting Outcomes vii. Evaluate and Select Options - Evaluate Alternatives viii. Strategic Implementation ix. Conclusions See the ASB EDU (education development unit) site for the resource ‘Writing a report’, http://wwwdocs.fce.unsw.edu.au/fce/EDU/eduwritingreport.pdf for assistance in explaining the process. This is also loaded in the course site under the ‘Other stuff’ folder The team will make in week 11 or 12 a 10-15 minutes a creative, innovative, informative and attention holding presentation in a Consultant to Board scenario with graphs, charts, PPT etc. this will be followed by questions from the ‘Board’. See appendix B for assessment criteria. SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 20
  21. 21. Grading criteria comments mark case nomination - 5% part report – 15% - Critical analysis is there evidence of good critical analysis & research ability, including that you have read widely on the topic with good references? -5% - Steps – Is there good understanding of the case analysis approach? 10 % - Understanding the Situation - Internal Analysis, External Analysis - Diagnosing Problem Areas oral presentation whole report – 5% Presentation – is it creative, innovative, informative, attention holding? whole report 15% 1. Presentation style (including proper sentence structure, grammar, spelling, sourcing & format); executive summary -2% 2. Evidence industry consultation & of appropriate topic -3% 3. The case analysis – is it comprehensive, innovative & appropriate especially i, iv-viii and does each step i – viii logically flow to the next?10% i. introduction ii. (Understanding the Situation - Internal Analysis, External Analysis) iii. (Diagnosing Problem Areas) iv. Generating Alternate Solutions - Strategic Choices v. Predicting Outcomes vi. Evaluate and Select Options - Evaluate Alternatives vii. Strategic Implementation viii. Conclusions TOTAL ASSESSOR: Nina Mistilis SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 21
  22. 22. APPENDIX C   ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET SCHOOL OF MARKETING SERV PROGRAM Please complete all areas of this form, sign, and attach to each submitted assignment. Submit each assignment according to the instructions provided in your Course Outline. A. STUDENT/S TO COMPLETE Course Number: SERV4001 Course Name: Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality Student ID Number: Student Name: Lecturer Name: DR NINA MISTILIS Lecture/Tutorial Day/Time: TUESDAY 1400-1700HRS Assignment No./Name: Date Due: Date Submitted: Word Count: Declaration I declare that this assessment item is my own work, except where acknowledged, and has not been submitted for academic credit elsewhere, and acknowledge that the assessor of this item may, for the purpose of assessing this item: • Reproduce this assessment item and provide a copy to another member of the University and/or; • Communicate a copy of this assessment item to a plagiarism checking service (which may then retain a copy of the assessment item on its database for the purpose of future plagiarism checking). I certify that I have read and understood the University Rules in respect of Student Academic Misconduct. Student Signature: Date: B. MARKER TO COMPLETE Mark/Grade Comments SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 22
  23. 23. ASSIGNMENT CONTRIBUTION SHEET Course Number: SERV4001 Course Name: Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality Student ID Number: Student Name: Assessment # …………………. Team # ....... Lecturer Name: DR NINA MISTILIS Evaluate your and each of your team’s overall contribution to group work by ticking the appropriate category in the questions below: 1. What was the level of consistent effort of each team member? VERY VERY TEAM MEMBER POOR POOR OK GOOD GOOD A (YOU) B C D E Comments (if any) 2. What was the time input of each team member? VERY VERY TEAM MEMBER POOR POOR OK GOOD GOOD A (YOU) B C D E Comments (if any) 3. What was the overall contribution of each team member? VERY VERY TEAM MEMBER POOR POOR OK GOOD GOOD A (YOU) B C D E Comments (if any) SERV4003-09 – Strategic Management in Tourism & Hospitality 23

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