The Nature of Hotel Chains: An Integrative Framework

International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 16(2), 2015, Forthcoming

Posted: 2 Jul 2013

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Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd.; Varna University of Management (VUM)

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

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Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Despite the huge research in the 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 network theory, value chain, integrated model of a hotel chain

Suggested Citation

Ivanova, Maya G. and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov, The Nature of Hotel Chains: An Integrative Framework (2015). International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 16(2), 2015, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2288756

Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd. ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13A Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13 Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria
+359 898 680713 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.vumk.eu

Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.zangador.eu

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