The objective of this study was to confirm the dimensions of revenue managers’ proactive work behavior in the lodging setting and to examine the effect of organizational structure on the degree of proactivity in their work behavior.
The data (n = 280) collected from lodging revenue managers was analyzed, using exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analyses and multivariate analysis of variance.
The four factor model was confirmed – Voice, Individual Innovation, Taking Charge and Problem Prevention. Revenue managers who manage multiple properties were found to have greater proactivity than their single property counterparts.
A future study can work exclusively with individual companies to better understand the demographics of the Revenue Manager within specific organizations.
This study enhances our understanding of revenue management activities and behaviors by focusing on the concept of proactive work behaviors, and the complexity of responsibility that revenue managers face. This study is to exhibit a greater measure of proactive work behavior.
A. Beck, J., Cha, J., Kim, S. and Knutson, B. (2014), "Evaluating proactive behavior in lodging revenue management", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 26 No. 8, pp. 1364-1379. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-08-2013-0351Download as .RIS
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