The Nature of Hotel Chains: An Integrative Framework

36 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2012 Last revised: 15 Sep 2014

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Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd.; Varna University of Management (VUM)

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Zangador; Zangador Research institute; Varna University of Management (VUM)

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Date Written: June 25, 2012

Abstract

Despite the huge research in field of hotel chains, a general conceptual model of a hotel chain does not exist yet. Therefore, the paper aims at filling this gap by analyzing the nature of hotel chains from three different perspectives (resource-based view, value chain and stakeholder network perspectives) which are the sources of their competitive advantage. For all perspectives we develop partial models of a hotel chain which are then combined into one integrated model that can be used in the strategic analysis of hotel chains. Managerial implications and limitations of the integrated and the three partial models are discussed.

Keywords: hotel chain, resource-based view, stakeholder theory, value chain, integrated model of hotel chain, competitive advantage

Suggested Citation

Ivanova, Maya G. and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov, The Nature of Hotel Chains: An Integrative Framework (June 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2091276 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2091276

Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd. ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

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Bulgaria

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Zangador ( email )

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Bulgaria

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