Family Vs. Non-Family Business Owners’ Commitment to Their Town

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dc.contributor.author Assaker, Guy en_US
dc.contributor.author Hallak, Rob en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-09T08:16:35Z en_US
dc.date.available 2016-05-09T08:16:35Z en_US
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-09
dc.identifier.issn 1094-1665 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3724 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines differences between family-owned and non-family-owned small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) operating in regional tourism destinations. The research focuses on SMTE owners' commitment to stay in the town in which they are embedded. Based on samples of family (N = 157) and non-family (N = 141) businesses in regional South Australia, was used to test the construct validity of SMTE owners' “commitment to stay”. Multigroup invariance was used to test the factorial equivalence of scores from the commitment model across family and non-family businesses. Results support the validity of the “commitment to stay” CFA model. Multigroup invariance analysis suggests family business owners have a greater commitment to staying in their town. These results contribute to our understanding of the unique objectives and behaviours of family businesses in tourism as well as present important implications to destination managers aiming to support sustainable entrepreneurial development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Family Vs. Non-Family Business Owners’ Commitment to Their Town en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Multigroup Invariance Analysis en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199635060 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Hospitality Management and Marketing (HMKT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 618-636 en_US
dc.keywords Small and medium tourism enterprises en_US
dc.keywords Family businesses en_US
dc.keywords Commitment to stay en_US
dc.keywords South Australia en_US
dc.keywords Multigroup invariance en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10941665.2012.695286 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hallak, R., & Assaker, G. (2013). Family vs. non-family business owners’ commitment to their town: A multigroup invariance analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 18(6), 618-636. en_US
dc.author.email guy.assaker@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10941665.2012.695286 en_US

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