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Performance measurement and management research in the hospitality and tourism industry

Mehmet Altin (Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA)
Mehmet Ali Koseoglu (School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Xiaojuan Yu (School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)
Arash Riasi (Department of Hospitality Business Management, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 12 February 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical review of the performance management literature in the hospitality and tourism (H/T) industry.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is conducted through a critical literature review based on three dimensions: progress on ontological and epistemological issues, on the purpose of performance measurement (PM) and on the emerging contexts.

Findings

The progress on the three topics, namely, ontological and epistemological, purpose and emerging context, is addressed. Based on these three issues, the performance management literature in the H/T industry has not had any concrete structure. Few studies have been conducted reviewing the progress on performance criteria in the hotel industry. A research agenda is recommended to build a concrete structure in the field.

Research limitations/implications

This study focused on only leading H/T journals to analyze the progress on the performance management literature in the H/T industry. The findings can help researchers (re)design research agendas to contribute to both mainstream performance management literature and literature related to the H/T industry.

Originality/value

This is one of the first studies highlighting the progress on the performance management literature in hospitality and tourism by considering ontological and epistemological issues, the purpose of PM and the emerging contexts.

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Citation

Altin, M., Koseoglu, M.A., Yu, X. and Riasi, A. (2018), "Performance measurement and management research in the hospitality and tourism industry", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 1172-1189. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-05-2017-0251

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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