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Title: The future of the State-owned hotels in China : stay or go?
Authors: Mak, B 
Keywords: State-owned enterprises (SOEs)
State-owned hotels (SOHs)
Hotel ownership
Privatization
Economic reform
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2008, v. 27, no. 3, p. 355-367 How to cite?
Journal: International Journal of Hospitality Management 
Abstract: Hotel sector was the first one to employ joint venture in China after its 'Open Door Policy' in 1978. In transition from production unit to business unit, the operating system of China's State-owned hotels (SOHs) has changed greatly. Though its hotel industry has become more open, many of the tourist hotels are still State-owned enterprises (SOEs) today, and they account for over half of the loss of all hotels in the country. This study aims to find out: first, critical issues causing those problems facing the SOHs; second, factors affecting the development of SOHs, and third, their future. Government ownership and its related problems, such as complicated ownership, bureaucratic structure and control, add difficulty to restructure SOHs. The future of the SOHs in China regarding whether to stay or to go very much depends on government policy and commitment on restructuring the industry which is vital to success and sustainability of SOHs in the socialist market economy environment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21016
ISSN: 0278-4319
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2007.10.003
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