publication . Other literature type . 2007

The commercial home enterprise: Labour with love

Harris, Candice; McIntosh, Alison; Lewis, Kate;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, volume 55, issue 4 (issn: 1332-7461, eissn: 1849-1545, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute for Tourism
Within the wider context of critical discourse, this paper examines the personal experiences of commercial home hosts in New Zealand, focusing on issues of copreneurship and work-life balance. When the home has a commercial domain, the impact of hosting on a host’s life can be immense; hence the commercial home provides a unique context in which to examine the issue of work-life balance. This paper presents the findings of a study of 12 commercial home hosts conducted to explore the strategies commercial home hosts employ to meet their objectives and maintain a sense of home and a balanced lifestyle. The study employed an interpretive and inductive approach to d...
free text keywords: commercial home; host; work-life balance; copreneurship; New Zealand
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