Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt
International Tourism Management

 

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ITM  Master Thesis Colloquium 9703

           

           

Fri 31.03.17, 10:00-19:00 h, S18
Fri 26.05.17, 10:00-19:00 h, S05
Fri 30.06.17, 10:00-19:00 h,
S05

 

Assignment: Presentation (30%), Master Thesis (70%)

Thesis 120 pages plus/minus 25% (= 90-150 pages) corpus

Citation rules FHW: German: here  English: here

Harvard Referencing: here 

 

 

 

Structure of the seminar:

 

a. Technical support: Topic, Searching for sources, citation problems, bibliography problems, How to treat your supervisor, crisis management, workscape, soundscape, etc.

 

b. "Wisdom of the Crowd" Group support: Presentation and discussion of topics, progress of work, crisis management

 

c. Presentation:

On May 26 "informal" presentation of Thesis project (based on Exposé, including working methods, problems etc.), 20 min. plus discussion - no mark

On June 30 "official" presentation of Thesis project (results of Thesis as of June 30), 40 min. plus discussion - 30% of mark

 

Each student writing under my supervision is supposed to write a short expose and to send it per mail to arlt@fh-westkueste.de before registration including the following items:

- Planned topic
- Personal interest in topic
- Thesis writing in cooperation with a company/organisation?
- If so, how is the cooperation organized (internship, other)?
- Research question(s)
- Hypothesis/es
- Planned usage of methods
- Planned usage of sources
- Draft of content list
  (including number of pages per main chapter)
- Timetable

Expose should be two to three pages long

 

 

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Introduction:

Situation of participants:

  - Current situation with regard to other obligations
    (job, missing courses) 
  - Current situation with regard to thesis
  - Planned timetable

 

 

 

Detailed discussion following structure of expose for each participants project

 

 

 

Technical aspects

 

 

 

 

 

Some research fields for undecided students:

- Experiences of Chinese outbound travellers in different countries around the world

The Customer as Employee – Using HRM instruments in customer relations

- Critical review of existing statistical data sources for international tourism arrivals and departures

- Climate Change, Millennium Goals and long distance air travel - how to reconcile pro-poor tourism and transport emissions

- How can hotels earn money from couchsurfers?

- Real Estate investment by Non-EU citizens in the EU and tourism

- Chinese Tourism to Europe - Common pattern and differences in the experience of European NTOs and DMOs with the Chinese tourism source market

- Study Motivation and social background of ITM bachelor students at FHW

- Seasonality as an ontological problem

 

 

 

 

8318-session1.htm

8318-session2.htm

8318-session3.htm (Themenfindung)

8318-session4.htm (Quellen)

 

 
 

 

  Contact: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS
Bachelor and Master Program International Tourism Management
arlt@fh-westkueste.de, Office Schanzenstrasse 8, Tel. 0481 8555-513

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