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Publication date: 17 January 2022

Diane Lereculey-Péran, Angelique Lombarts and David William Brannon

This paper elucidates female underrepresentation on executive boards in the Dutch hotel industry through a “feminist” stakeholder perspective, which persists despite public…

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Purpose

This paper elucidates female underrepresentation on executive boards in the Dutch hotel industry through a “feminist” stakeholder perspective, which persists despite public opinion and government initiatives to resolve this enigma. It contributes to this discussion by examining Rhenish governance structures through a “feminist” stakeholder-focused rationale, complementing prevailing Anglo-Saxon shareholder-focused governance research.

Design/methodology/approach

Eleven in-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with hotel executive board representatives and five with sublevel management representatives. Saturation was achieved by interviewing all females on Dutch hotel corporate boards regarding their career experiences compared with those of female general managers and male counterparts.

Findings

This paper finds a prevailing “masculinist” perspective of an idealized shareholder-orientated executive and a “feminist” perspective of a humanized stakeholder-orientated executive expressed within the interviews. While the former sacrifices family for their career, the latter balances their family with their career. The former fosters presupposed gender norms, with females commonly sacrificing their careers while males sacrifice their families. Notably, most executives predominantly supported the humanized stakeholder-orientated executive, while recognizing that micro-, meso- and macro-structural barriers remain.

Originality/value

This paper addresses a lacuna in the ethical literature in exploring female executive representation in Rhenish stakeholder-focused governance structures, as opposed to Anglo-Saxon shareholder-focused ones. It found a “masculinist” perspective of an idealized shareholder-focused executive archetype and a “feminist” perspective of a humanized stakeholder-focused executive archetype. Notably, contrary to perceived business norms, several interviewees rejected the former as it is incompatible with family and work, instead seeking the latter which balances between family and work.

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9792

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

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Sustainable Hospitality Management
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-266-4

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

Angelique Lombarts

This chapter seeks to investigate the journey of breast and bowel cancer patients at the HMC Antoniushove. It zooms in on specific touch points and the possibilities for…

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This chapter seeks to investigate the journey of breast and bowel cancer patients at the HMC Antoniushove. It zooms in on specific touch points and the possibilities for improvements. Furthermore, it elucidates the learning process and more particular the dissemination between the hospital (staff and medical students) and hospitality students and professionals and emphasizes that looking from different perspectives and various disciplines is beneficial for all the stakeholders involved in hospitals.

Diseases are increasingly chronic; patients are more demanding and competition between different hospitals is increasing. That is why, in addition to excellent medical treatment, excellent service (referred to here as hospitality) is becoming increasingly important in the healthcare sector, including in hospitals. What does it have to meet? What do patients appreciate, what needs to be improved and how can these improvements be designed and implemented with the involvement of both patients and hospital staff?

Medical and hospitality students collaborated in this project analysing and describing the journey of patients with breast and bowel cancer. They examined the patient journey and elucidated the touch points, which patients indicated as critical during their ‘journey’.

Most important finding resulted from the learning process of this collaboration and the insight gained, a greater awareness and understanding of the non-medical needs and wishes, i.e. hospitality, of patients. Furthermore, the mutual understanding between the evidence-based stance of thinking of medical students and hospital staff at the one side and the more on soft skills–focused attitude of hospitality students on the other hand increased.

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

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Sustainable Hospitality Management
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-266-4

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

Jan Hán, Martin Petříček and Štěpán Chalupa

This chapter deals with the specific principles and issues of the modelling and simulation of hospitality processes. The methodology of hospitality processes modelling is…

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This chapter deals with the specific principles and issues of the modelling and simulation of hospitality processes. The methodology of hospitality processes modelling is described, and the set of modelled business processes is presented. This chapter shows the selected opportunities and threats of Business Processes Management approach in the hospitality industry. The second part of this chapter is focussed on the business processes simulation as the method of hospitality managers training. The basic proposal of the hotel business processes simulator is presented. The simulated processes structure–monitored KPIs and the simulator functionality are shown as the part of the hotel simulator design to be discussed before the implementation phase of the project.

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Sustainable Hospitality Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-266-4

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

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Sustainable Hospitality Management
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-266-4

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

Yurdanur Yumuk and Hülya Kurgun

Human resources are of great importance to provide competitive advantage in tourism, which is a labour-intensive industry. It is seen that the level of organizational commitment…

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Human resources are of great importance to provide competitive advantage in tourism, which is a labour-intensive industry. It is seen that the level of organizational commitment of the individuals who have similar values with the organization they work for and who can fulfil the roles and duties they undertake and who can meet all their needs in return increases. Their level of alienation is also observed to decrease. Population of the study, which purposes to reveal whether organizational culture has any impact on the employees' perception of person-organization fit and their level of organizational alienation or not, constitutes 4- and 5-star hotels in service in the central district of Izmir province. According to the results, it was seen that hotel businesses had two types of organizational culture such as hierarchy and clan culture. In the hotels with clan culture, demands-abilities fit levels of the worker were higher than value-congruence and needs-supplies dimensions. It was seen that workers alienated on meaninglessness dimension mostly. Similarly, in the hotels with hierarchy culture, demands-abilities fit levels of the worker were higher than value-congruence and needs-supplies dimensions. Workers alienated from their organization on meaninglessness dimension mostly.

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Sustainable Hospitality Management
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-266-4

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

Nil SONUÇ

Application of technology and meeting accessibility requirements of guests are two essential areas to consider and improve in order to facilitate, ameliorate and accelerate the…

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Application of technology and meeting accessibility requirements of guests are two essential areas to consider and improve in order to facilitate, ameliorate and accelerate the management of hospitality services furnished by hotels. These two trends carry great importance for competitivity of hotels' services and sustainability of tourism industry. They are two distinguishing characteristics that build a positive perception of hotels' image among its rivals.

This chapter aims to reflect the current level of conformance of the hotels' services to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for tourism, specifically, SDG 11 related to accessibility and SDGs 9, 12 and 13 related to technology. A qualitative research is conducted to find out the commitment and awareness levels of the hotel staff at managerial positions to the accessibility and technology requirements in line with the mentioned SDGs. The representatives of city centre hotels of İzmir, Turkey with three, four and five stars and boutique hotels categories are chosen as the target population. The results obtained via content analysis signal that the extent of conformity of hotels to technology and accessibility requirements in line with the adoption of the related SDGs depend on the creation of practical solutions on the educational, legal and managerial perspectives. The chapter contributes to academic literature in tourism management and brings suggestions for tourism practitioners to adapt and improve their services to meet the standards and requirements of SDGs related to accessibility and adoption of technology in hospitality services.

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

Myriam Bounatirou and Andriew Lim

As the most disruptive technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been considered as a reliable tool in processing data to enhance business performance. Along with the…

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As the most disruptive technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been considered as a reliable tool in processing data to enhance business performance. Along with the increasing amount of data generated through online activities by customers, various hospitality companies have been investing in AI-powered solutions to be able to have better understanding about their customers and provide the relevant service to them accordingly. Despite knowing the impact on the customer service orientation, little is known about the impact of AI on the business process of a hospitality company. This paper explores the impact of the adoption of the AI on the business process of a hospitality company to have a better understanding of the extent of particular part of the business process that would benefit from the adoption of AI. It is apparent that Revenue Management and Marketing are the parts of business process within the hospitality industry that would have more positive impact on the adoption of AI. While AI-based marketing would be able to identify and target effectively high-value consumers, revenue management would be able to determine the right pricing strategy in real time due to the vast amount of available data and subsequently would have positive impact on the financial performance of the hospitality company.

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Sustainable Hospitality Management
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-266-4

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

Levi van der Heijden and Tanya Bondarouk

This chapter aims to find out perceived value creation while engaging with the Airbnb business. Whilst values have been found leading to participation, values resulting from…

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This chapter aims to find out perceived value creation while engaging with the Airbnb business. Whilst values have been found leading to participation, values resulting from actual participation are yet to be explored. By taking the approach of service-dominant logic and cocreation, topped with the discourse analysis of the written accounts of Airbnb guests, this study has discovered several values that result from cocreation during participation in Airbnb business models. Several avenues for the continuation of this study are suggested to build upon the acquired knowledge from this exploratory research.

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Sustainable Hospitality Management
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-266-4

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