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Structural Characteristics of the Hotel Industry and Their Effect on Adoption of Environmental Initiatives

Pan, Wayne LU (2009) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20091
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
This study attempts to ask one question: are there structural characteristics of the hotel industry that has caused it to historically be reluctant in embracing
environmental responsibility? To do so, the study draws on a number of different research
areas in different disciplines, including business, management, and environmental
management. It also attempts to draw upon industry sources like trade magazines and
publications, as well as corporate information and primary interviews with industry
stakeholders and insiders. Through a marriage of these sources, the study identifies four
levels – property, brand, corporation, and industry – whose characteristics together define
the hotel industry structure and have, and will continue to... (More)
This study attempts to ask one question: are there structural characteristics of the hotel industry that has caused it to historically be reluctant in embracing
environmental responsibility? To do so, the study draws on a number of different research
areas in different disciplines, including business, management, and environmental
management. It also attempts to draw upon industry sources like trade magazines and
publications, as well as corporate information and primary interviews with industry
stakeholders and insiders. Through a marriage of these sources, the study identifies four
levels – property, brand, corporation, and industry – whose characteristics together define
the hotel industry structure and have, and will continue to affect, the ability of hotels to
implement environmental responsibility programs. The study also suggests how the
conclusions and findings from the research contained herein can be applied for both future
studies and applications in real-life,on-the-ground scenarios. (Less)
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author
Pan, Wayne LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A Cross-Discipline Study
course
IMEN56 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
1580317
date added to LUP
2010-03-25 17:11:40
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2010-03-25 17:11:40
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  abstract     = {This study attempts to ask one question: are there structural characteristics of the hotel industry that has caused it to historically be reluctant in embracing
environmental responsibility? To do so, the study draws on a number of different research
areas in different disciplines, including business, management, and environmental
management. It also attempts to draw upon industry sources like trade magazines and
publications, as well as corporate information and primary interviews with industry
stakeholders and insiders. Through a marriage of these sources, the study identifies four
levels – property, brand, corporation, and industry – whose characteristics together define
the hotel industry structure and have, and will continue to affect, the ability of hotels to
implement environmental responsibility programs. The study also suggests how the
conclusions and findings from the research contained herein can be applied for both future
studies and applications in real-life,on-the-ground scenarios.},
  author       = {Pan, Wayne},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Structural Characteristics of the Hotel Industry and Their Effect on Adoption of Environmental Initiatives},
  year         = {2009},
}