Research in Hospitality Management: New Editor-in-Chief

Posted 18 March 2024 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: Research in Hospitality Management
Research in Hospitality Management: New Editor-in-Chief

2024 sees the introduction of a new Editor-in-Chief to Research in Hospitality Management (RHM), Dr Rodney Westerlaken.

Research in Hospitality Management (RHM) is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal publishing research articles that make an original contribution to the understanding of hospitality and to the theory and practice of international hospitality management.

Dr Westerlaken holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Universitas Udayana (2020), with research focused on the modification of culture related to placing children in child welfare institutions in Denpasar. He is based in The Netherlands at the Academy of International Hospitality Research, Hotel Management School at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and is the founder of the Westerlaken Foundation and Patron at Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia.

Dr. Westerlaken is looking forward to working with the team associated with the journal to elevate the journal and assist with the inclusion of articles related to the study of and the study for hospitality. 

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