Launch of the JHTR featured section “Insight & Foresight”: Inspire “Homegrown” theorizing in hospitality and tourism research
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
School of Business and Law
HTR recently engaged a task force of editors, associate editors, and editorial board members to refresh the journal’s description and editorial principles. One topic that spurred considerable debate was whether our field could generate original and “homegrown” theories. Many researchers in our field hesitate to claim that they are creating theories, asking questions such as “can we really create theories in hospitality and tourism?” and “am I creating theories in my research?” At JHTR, we believe we can absolutely accomplish this. In an effort to incubate and inspire thought-leading, frontier-exploring, innovative, and impactful research and theorizing, JHTR is launching a featured section called “Insight & Foresight.” This section will curate research that crystallizes major advancements in our field (“insight” articles) and presents ideas that herald, prompt, and foreshadow the “next generation” of hospitality and tourism research (“foresight” articles). The remainder of this editorial provides a stimulus for reflection and conversation on “homegrown” theorizing in hospitality and tourism research.