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Alexander Grit is an international academic leader with a strong strategic focus, who has an excellent track record of bringing organizations and people to a higher level. He is a goal-oriented team player with strong communication skills, who is actively and personally involved in obtaining excellence for himself and his team. He has held a number of higher management positions in (international) academic organisations, particularly focused on hospitality, tourism and business management studies. In these positions, he initiates and creates movements and implements ideas. 


He has extensive analytical and conceptual skills and up-to-date knowledge of educational Dutch laws and regulations, with national and international accreditation requirements. Alexander Grit has been a manager, teacher and researcher in the field of hospitality. He is connected to several international universities and has worked at Stenden University since 2007. He has contributed to several books as an author and editor and more than a dozen articles in research journals and conference reports. He is emeritus-editor of the journal Research in Hospitality Management and reviewer for the journals Society and Hospitality and Annals of Tourism Research. Grit has collaborated intensively with the business world as a commercial researcher and advisor. He has also developed and implemented in-company management programmes. Grit holds a PhD in Hospitality Management Studies. His practical interest and scholarship focus on sustainable innovation of hospitality spaces.

Education/Academic qualification

Strategy and Management

May 2006Jun 2010

Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


External positions

Member raad van inspiratie, Duurzom

Platform Financiële Dienstverleners Leeuwarden

EuroChrie (Europe)

Association of Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS)

Leisure and Tourism Network (the Netherlands)

Reviewer, Papers, Euro CHRIE Conference,

Reviewer, Annals of Tourism Research

Reviewer, Theory, Culture and Society

Reviewer, Hospitality & Society


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Grit, A.


Project: Other

Future of retail

Grit, A.


Project: Research

LONT Academie, valorisatie

Grit, A. & Neuteboom, H.

1/06/17 → …

Project: Research


Congresorganisatie 11 oktober 2017

Grit, A., Degenhart, J., Bergsma, A. & Loef, J.

1/05/17 → …

Project: Other


Research Output

Kritische vrienden onder de loep

Grit, A., de Vries, E., de Jong, M. & Vroom, S., 2020, 1 ed. Groningen: Eigen beheer. 17 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional


Taking initiative; becoming a critical friend: best practise

Grit, A., 2020, Project good practices. p. 4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Critical Friend als methode om ondernemend gedrag te intensiveren

Grit, A., 2019, (In preparation).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractProfessional


Vignet Ontdekkingsstraten

Grit, A., de Jong, M., de Vries, E. & Plate, E., 5 Sep 2018, 3 p.

Research output: Working paperProfessional


Op weg naar een ontdekkingsruimte als overlevingsstrategie: een nieuw soort retail

Rooden, M., Grit, A. & de Jong, J. B. M., 2017, 19 p.

Research output: Working paperProfessional



Best Master thesis European Leisure Studies

Alexander Grit (Recipient), 5 Jul 1994

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Alexander Grit (Recipient), 5 Jun 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

“Highly Commended” Ph.D.

Alexander Grit (Recipient), 1 Jun 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Innovatief ondernemend onderwijs

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
2 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Futureproof retail en kritische vrienden

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
4 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Symposium on Inclusive Serendipitous Hospitality SpacesHanze University of Applied sciences

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
27 May 201928 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Op weg naar ontdekkingsruimte & serendipiteit

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
12 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Presentation Hanze University of applied sciences Brno

Alexander Grit (Speaker), Ingrid Visser (Speaker), Hanneke Smid (Speaker), Adri Mertens (Speaker)
4 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media