About Jack Lainpelto
My research interest primarily revolves around the connection between two phenomena, power and working life. Today we live in a society where the issue of employment has become a central starting point for the common belief in the future. At the same time, individualisation has grown strong, which is not least expressed by notions of working life as an arena for self-realization. At the intersection where power and individualized people meet, I am interested in questions related to career choices, educational choices and experiences of autonomy. These questions provide an opportunity to examine the hotel and restaurant industry from a larger perspective and help to shed light on companies' most important resource: the hospitality workers.
Articles in journals
- Wellton, L. & Lainpelto, J. (2021). The intertwinement of professional knowledge culture, leadership practices and sustainability in the restaurant industry. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 21 (5), 550-566.
- Hult, K. , Lainpelto, J. , Walter, U. & Jonsson, I. M. (2022). Constructing the hospitality superstar: A document analysis of job advertisements in Sweden. In: M. Michaud; A. Giboreau; A. Perez-Cueto, Menu Volume 10 - Special issue. Report of ICCAS Proceedings. Twelfth International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences (ICCAS 2022), Sustainable meal systems worldwide: Challenges for Culinary Arts and Sciences, Lyon, France, June 2-3, 2022. (pp. 92-92). Institut Paul Bocuse.