publication . Article . 2018

International Alliance of Green Hotels to Reach Sustainable Competitive Advantages

Hufei Ge; Silu Chen; Yujie Chen;
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  • Published: 24 Feb 2018 Journal: Sustainability (issn: 2071-1050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Under increasing environmental pressure, hotel firms need to improve their ability to access international alliances while maintaining good performance for sustainable development. This paper uses survey data from 784 hotels running at different levels of service in China to test the hypothesis in an integrated analytical model, and the findings show that the impact of international alliances varies with different levels of green hotels. Despite operating in the same sector, hotels running at different levels of service vary their respective tactics to gain sustainable competitive advantage and achieve significantly different results. This study intends to infor...
Subjects
free text keywords: absorptive capacity, management contract, joint venture, franchising, green hotel, Environmental effects of industries and plants, TD194-195, Renewable energy sources, TJ807-830, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Geography, Planning and Development, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
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