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
Abstract
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...
Subjects
free text keywords: commercial home; host; work-life balance; copreneurship; New Zealand
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