Higher Education in Tourism and the Real Needs of the Labour Market: The Case of the City of Guadalajara, Mexico

International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Systems, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2012

Posted: 3 Jun 2014

See all articles by Otto Regalado Pezua

Otto Regalado Pezua

Escuela de Administracion de Negocios para Graduados (ESAN University)

Miguel A. Montoya

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Date Written: June 1, 2012

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine whether there is a gap between higher education in tourism training, and real labour market needs in the tourism sector, specifically applied to the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. After reviewing some literature on the subject in consideration, a primary exploratory and qualitative research was conducted. The results of this research demonstrated that the institutions of higher education in tourism, the tourism industry and the governments are responsible for the lack of qualified professionals in the industry, that due to its generation of income and employment, contribute to sustainable growth in the country. At last, the article gives some recommendations for each of the main identified entities, and provides the continuity of a quantitative research that allows the generalization of the results found to this day, not only in the city of Guadalajara, but across all Mexico.

Keywords: TOURISM-Study & teaching; HIGHER education; LABOR market; INCOME; EMPLOYMENT (Economic theory)

Suggested Citation

Regalado Pezua, Otto and Montoya, Miguel A., Higher Education in Tourism and the Real Needs of the Labour Market: The Case of the City of Guadalajara, Mexico (June 1, 2012). International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Systems, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2444783

Otto Regalado Pezua (Contact Author)

Escuela de Administracion de Negocios para Graduados (ESAN University) ( email )

Alonso de Molina 1652
Lima
Peru
+513177200 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.esan.edu.pe/directorio/regalado-pezua-otto/

Miguel A. Montoya

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey ( email )

Av. General Ramón Corona No.2514
Zapopan, Jalisco, 45201
Mexico
523336693000 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.itesm.mx/wps/wcm/connect/Campus/GDA/Guadalajara/

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