publication . Article . 2018

Environmental management best practices: Towards social innovation

Julio Batle; Francina Orfila-Sintes; C. J. Moon;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018 Journal: International Journal of Hospitality Management, volume 69, pages 14-20 (issn: 0278-4319, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract This research investigates exploratory environmental initiatives in tourism companies in Mallorca over five years, with special consideration to those involving partnerships and synergies with other parties (including academic ones), in an exploration of Social Innovation (SI) approaches in the industry. The paper starts with an outline of the growing importance of sustainability within the hospitality industry and its inherent relation with SI. The study draws its empirical material from ten innovative practices on sustainability from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and a big hotel chain in Mallorca. The data were collected by means of questionnair...
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free text keywords: Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Marketing, Systemic approach, Tourism, Hospitality industry, Best practice, Sustainability, Small and medium-sized enterprises, Economics, Social innovation
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