Family vs non-family owned enterprises in tourism

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dc.contributor.author Assaker, Guy
dc.contributor.author Hallak, Rob
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T13:05:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-19T13:05:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-10-19
dc.identifier.isbn 9.78099E+12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6365 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research examines differences between family and non-family owned small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) in regional tourism destinations. The study examines the long term ambitions of SMTE owners with regard to their commitment to stay in their town and maintain their business operations. Data was collected from 298 SMTE owners operating in small towns across regional South Australia. The sample comprised of family (n = 157) and non-family owned (n= 141) businesses. Using a four-item measure of 'commitment to stay in the town', results of the t-test analysis indicate significant differences between the two business groups. Family business owners have a stronger commitment to staying in their town and to continue operating their business for as long as possible. These results contribute to our understanding of the strategies and behaviours of family businesses in tourism and present important implications to destination managers aiming to support sustainable entrepreneurial development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CAUTHE en_US
dc.title Family vs non-family owned enterprises in tourism en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle Examining business owners' commitment to their town 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.description.physdesc 669 pages en_US
dc.publication.place Melbourne, Vic en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hallak, R., & Assaker, G. (2012). Family vs non-family owned enterprises in tourism: Examining business owners' commitment to their town. In CAUTHE 2012: The new golden age of tourism and hospitality; Book 1; Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference (p. 267). La Trobe University. en_US
dc.author.email guy.assaker@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 2012 en_US
dc.conference.pages 267-277 en_US
dc.conference.place La Trobe University : Melbourne, Vic. en_US
dc.conference.subtitle The new golden age of tourism and hospitality; Book 1; Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference en_US
dc.conference.title CAUTHE 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=222672248740500;res=IELBUS en_US
dc.publication.date 2012 en_US
dc.volume 1 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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