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Publication date: 19 June 2019

Omar Alsetoohy, Baker Ayoun, Saleh Arous, Farida Megahed and Gihan Nabil

The study adopted a conceptualized technological, organizational and environmental (TOE) model to empirically investigate the factors affecting hotel managers’ attitudes toward…

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Abstract

Purpose

The study adopted a conceptualized technological, organizational and environmental (TOE) model to empirically investigate the factors affecting hotel managers’ attitudes toward intelligent agent technology (IAT) adoption in the hotel food supply chain management (HFSCM) and their intentions for future adoption.

Design/methodology/approach

In-person survey was carried out in luxury hotels in Florida.

Findings

The findings indicated that merely 5.7 per cent of hotels are fully implementing IAT. Perceived benefits, reliability, quality of human resources, information intensity and market capabilities had a statistically significant positive impact on hotel managers’ attitudes. However, complexity and cost had a negative influence on hotel managers’ attitudes toward IAT adoption in the HFSCM. Managers’ attitude further positively influences their intention to adopt.

Practical implications

The validated model helps guide hotel decision makers who are considering IAT adoption in the HFSCM. Hotels that are seeking sources for competitive advantages would better consider the TOE factors in IAT adoption prior to making a decision.

Originality/value

This is the first study that examined IAT adoption in the hotel industry from a theoretical and empirical perspective. The validated model proposed for the adoption of IAT in HFSCM enriched the TOE model and the diffusion of innovations theory.

研究目的

本论文借用科技、组织、环境(TOE)模型, 实践检验了其酒店经理在HFSCM中对智能代理科技(IAT)的使用和未来使用意向。

研究设计/方法/途径

采样地点在佛罗里达州的高级酒店, 采用面对面问卷的方式取样。

研究结果

研究结果表明, 只有百分之 5.7 的酒店全面采用 IAT。感知好处 可依赖性 人力资源的质量 信息密度 市场能力等对酒店经理的态度有积极显著效果。然而, 复杂性和成本对酒店经理在HFSCM上采用IAT有负面影响。经理态度对使用意图有进一步积极影响。

研究实践意义

本论文验证的模型对酒店决策者评估 IAT 在 HFSCM 方面的使用有着参考作用, 为了竞争优势, 酒店决策者应该考虑在决策前先考虑IAT使用的 TOE 因素。

研究原创性/价值

本论文是首篇结合理论与实践, 在酒店行业检验对 IAT 使用的文章。在 HFSCM 中IAT使用的验证模型对 TOE 模型和 DOI 理论有显著意义。

关键词

酒店食品供应链管理 智能代理科技 IAT 使用 TOE 模型 酒店科技

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-9880

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Article
Publication date: 12 March 2018

Omar Alsetoohy and Baker Ayoun

This paper aims to empirically investigate the influence of the intelligent agent technology (IAT) on hotels’ food procurement practices (FPPRs) and food procurement performance…

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to empirically investigate the influence of the intelligent agent technology (IAT) on hotels’ food procurement practices (FPPRs) and food procurement performance (FPP). The study also explores the influence of FPPR on FPP in hotels.

Design/methodology/approach

Data from a survey of managers at luxury hotels in Florida, which yielded an effective sample of 78, were subjected to partial least squares structural equation modeling analysis.

Findings

IAT usage has statistically significant positive effect on both FPPR and FPP. Additionally, the results indicated that PPR has a positive influence on FPP.

Research limitations/implications

The study provided academia with a comprehensive review of the prior research on IAT benefits in food supply chain management (FSCM) and a comprehensive explanation of how the hotel FPPR are being performed by IAT. It also offers industry and technology specific insights.

Practical implications

Hotel managers should pay more attention to IAT application regarding the FPPR, specifically gathering information, supplier contract, contacting, requisitioning and intelligence and analysis. Moreover, hotel managers should enhance their employees’ abilities to be technology-oriented to maximize IAT benefits in FPP.

Originality/value

The results represent an extension to the technological innovation literature of the hospitality industry to bridge the gap of IAT in hotel FP. The framework used in the study serves as a foundation for future research studies in the hospitality industry, in FSCM in particular.

研究目的

本论文旨在研究智能代理科技(IAT)对于酒店食品采购实践(FPPRs)和食品采购效益(FPP)的作用与影响。本论文还探索了酒店业中FPPR对于FPP的作用与影响。

研究设计/方法/途径

本论文采用问卷采样形式,佛罗里达州豪华酒店经理为问卷样本,有效样本数量为78份。本论文采用偏最小二乘回归(PLS-SEM)的样本数据分析方法来分析数据。

研究结果

IAT对于FPPR和FPP有着积极有效的促进作用。此外,研究结果还表明PPR对于FPP有着积极促进作用。

研究理论限制/意义

本论文对IAT在FSCM领域以及酒店FPPR如何受到IAT技术的促进作用,进行全面理论概述。本论文还为酒店行业和科技领域提供了独到见解。

研究实践意义

酒店经理应该多关注IAT在FPPR领域的应用,特别是在搜集信息、供应商合作、采购、以及智能分析方面。此外,酒店经理应该加强酒店员工对于科技的敏感和熟识度,以最大限度发挥IAT在FPP领域的效用。

研究原创性/价值

本论文扩展了科技创新领域的文献,主要展示了IAT在酒店FP领域的应用。本论文采用的理论框架可以作为未来酒店业研究,特别是在FSCM领域研究的理论基础。

关键词

智能代理科技,食品采购实践,食品采购效益,供应链管理,豪华酒店

Details

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, vol. 9 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-9880

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Article
Publication date: 9 September 2022

Zakaria Elkhwesky and Esraa Fayez Youssif Elkhwesky

Internet of Things (IoT) is a key enabler of big data and it is critical toward a new age of firm's architecture and proper decision-making for the industry. IoT adoption by the…

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Abstract

Purpose

Internet of Things (IoT) is a key enabler of big data and it is critical toward a new age of firm's architecture and proper decision-making for the industry. IoT adoption by the hospitality and tourism (H&T) industries is still rare and with contrasting evidence. The purpose of this study is to highlight the concept of IoT, its benefits, its challenges and its applications in the hospitality industry.

Design/methodology/approach

This study presents an in-depth and critical review of the 78 articles published on IoT in hospitality, spanning more than seven years (from 2015 to March 2022). The eligible 78 articles were collected from the “Web of Science database” and H&T Social Sciences Citation Index-listed journals.

Findings

This systematic review exhibits that IoT in hospitality has advanced in the past seven years. IoT has brought many advantages and challenges in hospitality. However, hospitality IoT research is scarce, necessitating a profound and more thorough investigation of many significant matters.

Practical implications

This systematic review provides significant implications and recommendations for hospitality sectors, IoT developers and manufacturers, governments and policymakers. This review ends with an in-depth research agenda with several research questions and a framework to achieve theoretical and empirical advances in future IoT research.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the current research is one of the first to systematically and critically review IoT with its concept, benefits, challenges and applications in a hospitality context. This major review provides a comprehensive idea of the focus of the past studies and what must be concentrated in future research.

Details

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 35 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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