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|K||Economics, Finance, Business and Management
Use all K* codes for: specialist (professional and academic) and general adult titles, but see also VS* codes for practical approaches to many topics. Use all K* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate
|KN||Industry and industrial studies
Use all KN* codes for: studies of whole sectors or works that look at aspects of these topics from a business or industrial studies perspective
|KNS||Hospitality and service industries
Use for: works that look at these sectors from a business or industrial studies perspective.
See also: TTVC Hotel, hospitality and catering trades
|KNSB||Food and drink service industries
Class here: catering industry.
See also: TDCT Food and beverage technology, TTVC2 Catering and food preparation skills and trades
|KNSG||Hospitality, sports, leisure and tourism industries
Class here: hotel industry, hotel management, theme parks, fitness business. Use for: titles about the business or industry of leisure.
See also: TTVC Hotel, hospitality and catering trades, WT* Travel and holiday and its subcategories
|KNSJ||Events management industry
Use for: works that look at these sectors from a business or industrial studies perspective
|KNSX||Fashion and beauty industries
Class here: make up, perfume industries. Use for: works that look at these sectors from a business or industrial studies perspective.
See also: AKT Fashion and textile design, JBCC3 Cultural studies: fashion and society, KNDD Apparel, garment and textile industries, TTVH Hairdressing, salon and beauty therapy skills, WJF Fashion and style guides
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