Prior research suggests that hospitality firms behave differently than other firms in terms of financing and investment issues. Such behavior may be attributable in part to agency problems and corporate governance structures in hospitality firms. This paper contains a report of an investigation into whether corporate governance mechanisms differ in hospitality firms relative to other industries. Our findings suggest that hospitality firms are more likely to experience agency problems than are nonhospitality firms. Hospitality firms have lower governance control mechanisms, better financial performance and higher-quality earnings than nonhospitality firms. An understanding of corporate governance control mechanisms helps to reduce agency problems and improves the hospitality firm's performance in the hospitality corporation.
Oak, S. and Iyengar, R. (2009), "Investigating the differences in corporate governance between hospitality and nonhospitality firms", Chen, J. (Ed.) Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 125-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-3542(2009)0000005011Download as .RIS
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