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Accounting, Finance and Economics
Oxford Brookes Business School
+44 (0) 1865 483827
CLC 2.33, Headington
The BSc Applied Accounting offers ACCA students the opportunity to obtain a university degree whilst studying for their ACCA qualification. By continuing their studies with both the ACCA and Oxford Brookes University, students can then obtain an MSc Applied Accounting.
Purpose – The main aim of this paper is to introduce the articles of this issue.
Design/methodology/approach – A critical content analysis of the papers selected for the issue was undertaken.
Findings – The final articles for this issue examine a range of responsible business practices within hospitality and tourism businesses in diverse country settings. In addition, each article is followed by a commentary from an industry representative who reflects on the key message and/or value of the article for industry practice.
Research limitations/implications – Although only one article examined the role of education specifically, collectively the articles in this special theme edition point to the critical role of education in implementing responsible business practices in the near future, as well as for ensuring the sustainability of these practices in the years to come. Additionally, these articles highlight the need for greater cooperation between different hospitality and tourism stakeholders in the development and implementation of responsible business practices.
Originality/value – The current theme issue explores emerging issues in the implementation of responsible business practice in the context of hospitality and tourism industries in different country contexts.