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Title: Industry-specific and general environmental factors impacting on hotel employment
Authors: Wong, KKF
Keywords: Industry-specific drivers
Hotel employees
Hotel rooms
Task and general environment
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research, 2004, v. 9, no. 1, p. 19-28 How to cite?
Journal: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research 
Abstract: The demand for manpower resource by a hotel is derived from the public's demand for travel goods and services. In filling job vacancies, hotel managers are confronted with an array of internal constraints, industry-specific drivers as well as external economy-wide factors which influence the availability and cost of the labor input required. In this study a model incorporating relevant task and general environmental factors is used to measure their impact on hotel managers' decisions to raise or lower the level of employment in hotels. Industry-specific factors which were found to be statistically significant in influencing the demand for hotel staff included the number of hotel rooms, total revenue earned from room rentals and food and beverage sales, and revenue obtained from the sale of these items. More broadly, general environmental factors of importance were the production index and the gross domestic product in impacting on the number of hotel employees hired by hotel management.
ISSN: 1094-1665
EISSN: 1741-6507
DOI: 10.1080/1094166042000199611
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