Going green: Decisional factors in small hospitality operations

Tzschentke, Nadia and Kirk, David and Lynch, Paul (2008) Going green: Decisional factors in small hospitality operations. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 27 (1). pp. 126-133. ISSN 02784319

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2007.07.010


This paper reports on research into the factors that influence the adoption of environmental measures in small hospitality firms. The research found that the decision to become environmentally involved had been a value-driven journey, influenced primarily by the development of environmental consciousness. Personal, socio-cultural and situational factors were other significant influences. The paper argues the importance of appreciating the personal and contextual circumstances of individual business-owners to understand their decision-making and operational approach. Further, it points to the value in making operators aware that going green need not involve a major change or capital outlay but can grow in accordance with the business’ needs and priorities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision-making; Going green; Hospitality; Owner-manager; Scotland
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2009 14:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:38
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/620


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