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The Role Of Higher Education In The Development Of Human Resources In Tourism


  • Alina Ioana Mihaela Stoian (Tapescu)



As tourism is an industry that is highly based on human capital, there is a very high interest in being able to develop the right-skilled human resources needed to help it grow. The current paper aims to explore the evolution of the higher education offer for tourism specializations in Romania during the last 6 years (2011 – 2016). The research is done by consolidating the information regarding all tourism specializations and the Universities that have them included in their offers, and analyzing the evolution of the available number of places during the same period of time. The paper reflects the fact that although the tourism higher education offer is homogenous, it has been evolving during the analyzed timeframe in order to adapt to the market conditions.

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  • Alina Ioana Mihaela Stoian (Tapescu), 2016. "The Role Of Higher Education In The Development Of Human Resources In Tourism," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 8(4), pages 56-64, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:8:y:2016:i:4:p:56-64

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    Higher Education; Human Resources; Tourism; Specialization; Development.;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration


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