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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

Good practice: expect the unexpected Join the serendipity table as host

Grit, A., 20 Mar 2020

Research output: Other contributionProfessional

  • Kritische vrienden onder de loep

    Grit, A., de Vries, E., de Jong, M. & Vroom, S., 2020, 1 ed. Groningen: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen - Research Centre for Entrepreneurship. 17 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

    49 Downloads (Pure)

    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

    12 Downloads (Pure)

    Vignet Ontdekkingsstraten

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

    Research output: Working paperProfessional

    24 Downloads (Pure)


    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)


    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

    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

    Op weg naar ontdekkingsruimte & serendipiteit

    Alexander Grit (Speaker)
    12 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    The SME landscape and current SME issues in the Netherlands

    Alexander Grit (Speaker)
    26 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media