Building the Bridge Between the AcademIA and the Regional Government in Hospitality. A Case Study

Luís Farinha1, Ana Rita Baptista Garcia2, Sara Brito Filipe3


This paper attempts to shed light on the current role of academia in the context of rural areas of low population density, which are regional interaction models. In this study, we follow a qualitative research methodology of a case study. We found that through the case study applied to a hotel unit, that the Academia can through its third mission, and in the context of regional triple helix dynamics (Academia-Business-government interaction), play an important role in terms of knowledge dissemination, wealth creation and employability. The limitations, which our study presents, are principally related to the measurement of the variables. Some of the characteristics of education should be studied more deeply. In the instance of a case study applied to the hospitality industry, it is important to take as limitations of the study to its direct application to any economic context. This study allowed however, contribute to the enrichment of literature through case studies presented in the hospitality industry.


HEIs Third Mission; Triple Helix; Tourism; Hospitality; Regional Development; Monsanto GeoHotel Escola

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/hrms.v1i1.659


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