Personal profile

Research interests

Research interests

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


  • HB Economic Theory

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Hotels Engineering & Materials Science
Museums Engineering & Materials Science
Ontology Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
museum Earth & Environmental Sciences
Earth (planet) Engineering & Materials Science
planning practice Earth & Environmental Sciences
curriculum Earth & Environmental Sciences

Projects 2017 2017

LONT Academie, valorisatie

Grit, A. & Neuteboom, H.

1/06/17 → …

Project: Research

Innovatieve interacties in het onderwijs ACDuurzaam/ICT academie

Grit, A. & van Rouwendal, J.

1/05/17 → …

Project: Research

Ondernemerschapsonderwijs 3.0 Het moduul Kiemkracht.

Grit, A., Loef, J., de Kraker, C., Ottens, T., Westhof, J. & van der Ploeg, T.

1/05/17 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 2011 2013

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Other contribution

Serendipity and retail: towards vital communities

Grit, A. & Bos, J. (ed.) 2013 Stenden Hogeschool

Research output: Other research outputOther contribution


Embodied houses and the initiation of hospitality experiences in the Zuiderzee Museum

Grit, A. 2012 In : Hospitality Management. 2, 1-2, p. 17-20

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle


An analysis of the development of home exchange organizations

Grit, A. & Lynch, P. A. 2011 In : Research in hospitality management. 1, 1, p. 19-24

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle


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)