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Persoonlijk profiel

Research interests

His research interest focuses on the health of interactional spaces, network organizations, art and hospitality, serendipitous processes and Deleuzian Philosophy. He has contributed articles and book chapters on art, retail concepts, home exchanges and museums to edited books and journals including Research in Hospitality Management and The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Creating an Academy of Hope (2010). He is co-author of the book Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests: Alternative Ontologies for Future Hospitalities (2014).

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.

Opleiding / Academische kwalificatie

Strategy and Management

mei 2006jun 2010

Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


Externe posities

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
  • Duurzame innovatie
  • Explorative space
  • Serendipity
  • Spaces of hospitality
  • Entrepreneurship

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Tourism Social Sciences
artist Social Sciences
museum Social Sciences
management Social Sciences
editor Social Sciences
entrepreneurship Social Sciences
business management Social Sciences
Hospitality Business & Economics

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Projecten 2017 2024


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


Onderzoeksoutput 2010 2020

Kritische vrienden onder de loep

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

Onderzoeksoutput: BookProfessional


Taking initiative; becoming a critical friend: best practise

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

Onderzoeksoutput: ChapterProfessional

Open Access

Critical Friend als methode om ondernemend gedrag te intensiveren

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

Onderzoeksoutput: AbstractProfessional


Vignet Ontdekkingsstraten

Grit, A., de Jong, M., de Vries, E. & Plate, E., 5 sep 2018, 3 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Working paperProfessional


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

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Working paperProfessional



Best Master thesis European Leisure Studies

Alexander Grit (Recipient), 5 jul 1994

Prijs: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Alexander Grit (Recipient), 5 jun 2013

Prijs: Prize (including medals and awards)

“Highly Commended” Ph.D.

Alexander Grit (Recipient), 1 jun 2010

Prijs: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activiteiten 2017 2019

Innovatief ondernemend onderwijs

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
2 jun 2019

Activiteit: Invited talk

Symposium on Inclusive Serendipitous Hospitality SpacesHanze University of Applied sciences

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
27 mei 201928 mei 2020

Activiteit: Participation in conference

Futureproof retail en kritische vrienden

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
4 dec 2019

Activiteit: Invited talk

Op weg naar ontdekkingsruimte & serendipiteit

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
12 jan 2018

Activiteit: Invited talk

Serendipity and entrepreneurship

Alexander Grit (Speaker)
23 mrt 2018

Activiteit: Invited talk