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Transformational Leadership in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

ISBN: 978-1-83909-286-2, eISBN: 978-1-83909-285-5

Publication date: 2 March 2020


The hospitality and tourism industry is highly labor-intensive. It is constituted by a fast-paced, dynamic, unpredictable and unstable operating environment that requires an extraordinary leadership ability, and leaders may need to adopt a transformational leadership style. A plethora of theoretical and empirical studies have shown the importance of transformational leadership. However, there is still much to be learned. Meanwhile, no study to date has measured the relationship between transformational leadership, job involvement, and job satisfaction among employees in the hospitality and tourism industry in New Zealand. This study expands our understanding of transformational leadership in the specific context of hospitality and tourism.



Vargas-Sevalle, L., Karami, M. and Spector, S. (2020), "Transformational Leadership in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry", Ratten, V. (Ed.) Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 73-97.



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