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Management Commitment and Market Orientation Practices in Ghana’s Hotel Industry

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-1-78769-304-3, eISBN: 978-1-78769-303-6

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 5 December 2018

Abstract

In the development of a firm’s market orientation, management commitment plays a critical role. This study aimed to examine the influence of management commitment on market orientation on the basis of the MARKOR framework of market orientation. This was done through a survey of three-star, four-star and five-star licensed hotels located in Ghana. PLS-SEM was used to analyse data based on SmartPLS. Results showed a positive relationship between management commitment and the behavioural processes included in the MARKOR framework of market orientation: intelligence generation, intelligence dissemination and responsiveness to intelligence. Results also revealed that intelligence dissemination mediates the relationship between management commitment and responsiveness to intelligence. Intelligence generation was not found to mediate this relationship. This study has extended current knowledge by elaborating how management commitment influences market orientation practices.

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Ayimey, E.K., Blomme, R.J. and Honyenuga, B.Q. (2018), "Management Commitment and Market Orientation Practices in Ghana’s Hotel Industry", Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 14), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 131-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-354220180000014008

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