Career path profiles of general managers of Korean super deluxe hotels and factors influencing their career development: Vocational insights for htm students and hotel employees

Seong Seop Kim, Hejin Chun, James F. Petrick

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This article assesses the detailed career paths of super deluxe hotel GMs working in Korea and their attitudinal views. A secondary objective of the research was to compare Korean GMs with foreign GMs. Results of career paths analyses showed both similarities and differences between Korean GMs and GMs of hotels in other countries assessed in past studies. Findings of this study provide benefits to both incumbent hotel employees and potential employees in the hospitality field related to understanding the job qualifications required and the career promotion system involved in becoming a GM of a super deluxe hotel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-116
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Career development
  • Career path
  • General manager (GM)
  • Hotel industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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