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The use of simulation in hospitality as analytic tool and instructional system: A review of the literature
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (2002)
  • Andrew H. Feinstein, San Jose State University
  • S. Parks, Pennsylvania State University
Abstract
This review of the literature presents in-depth research pertaining to simulation modeling in the hospitality industry. The authors’intent is to expand the readers’knowledge about simulation modeling and to provide a more complete discussion of what is known about simulation theory in the hospitality literature. Furthermore, information is provided to assist decision makers, training professionals, and hospitality educators with theoretical and methodological suggestions specific to evaluating simulation’s effectiveness and to provide a framework for understanding the enormous contributions to the simulation literature that have been made during the past four decades. A chart of simulation, indicating definitions and applications, is provided. Two comprehensive tables describing and categorizing articles in this area are also provided. The research shows substantial use of simulation modeling in both hospitality operations and education. It further shows some major methodological shortcomings.
Publication Date
2002
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Citation Information
Andrew H. Feinstein and S. Parks. "The use of simulation in hospitality as analytic tool and instructional system: A review of the literature" Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research Vol. 26 Iss. 4 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_feinstein/18/