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Managing family businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry: the transitional economy of Poland
Alina Zapalska,Dallas Brozik
Zbornik Radova Ekonomskog Fakulteta u Rijeci : ?asopis za Ekonomsku Teoriju i Praksu , 2007,
Abstract: This study’s objective is to examine the nature of tourism and hospitality family businesses that operate in the transitional Polish economy and to analyze the environment for development and growth of these entrepreneurial firms in the reformingeconomy. In order to evaluate and compare firms’ development relative to selected external environmental factors affecting entrepreneurial operations, on-site surveys and personal interviews were conducted with Polish entrepreneurs who own and operate family businesses within tourism and hospitality industry. Theenvironmental conditions are grouped into four external nvironmental factors: political and legal environment, financial environment, non-financial environment, and socio-economic environment, and analyzed based on Kazanjian’s (1988) and Gnyawali and Fogel’s models (1994). The paper also analyzes the competencies ofthe owners of the entrepreneurial firms that are important for the firm’s success throughout the firm’s life cycle. Based on this study results, policy implications are made for assisting the tourism and hospitality firms’ growth and development in transitional economy
The Political Economy of the Publishing Industry in Nigeria
Lambert A. Ihebuzor, Noel A. Ihebuzor
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1102674
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This paper explores the political economy of book publishing in Nigeria. It looks at practices in the book publishing industry and at the various forces that influence the decisions made by the established Nigerian Book Publishers to accept or reject a manuscript for publication. It argues that the drivers for most of these decisions are largely socio-economic and political and that unless checked, these drivers could distort the basic values of books which are to promote the sharing of knowledge and cultural products for the development of a nation. The article identifies a number of barriers that exclude manuscripts by authors with low status and power from the shelf of the accepted manuscript list of the major book publishing houses. It examines possible coping strategies of excluded writers, including self-publishing, the challenges that these pose and ends by arguing that putting in place a mechanism that would ensure that valuable manuscripts by authors with low power and status should be seen as social responsibility by the established publishers and governments.
Causes of Failures in Hospitality Industry in Port Harcourt, Nigeria  [cached]
Austin O. Oparanma,Justin M. O. Gabriel
International Journal of Asian Social Science , 2012,
Abstract: This article is aimed at determining those problems associated with hospitality industry failures in Port Harcourt. With the ever-changing nature of the Nigerian business environment, a systematic approach to solve the problems becomes increasingly necessary. Coupled with the rapid increase in the number of corporate bodies and products or services today than before also calls for special attention. Base on what we gathered, to prosper in the business, either the individual must continue to add to his present skills and knowledge or he must gather around him human resources whose personality, training, skills, and energy can be combined into a productive corporate organization.
COMPETITIVENESS IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: ROMANIAN STYLE
Claudia-Elena TUCLEA,Ana-Mihaela PADUREAN
Management & Marketing , 2008,
Abstract: In this paper is presented one of the important sectors of the nationaleconomy, at least from its potential for development perspective: thehospitality industry. The research interest is related to finding out the mainfactors of competitiveness in this field. This research attempts to identify theessential aspects of competitiveness in the hospitality industry. Theobjectives pursued refer to: discovering the degree to which the concept ofcompetitiveness is understood and capitalized on by the managers in theRomanian hospitality industry; identifying a set of factors considered decisivein raising the competitiveness of Romanian firms in the hospitality industry;identifying the strategic concerns of firms operating in the Romanianhospitality industry, in order to establish the connection between strategy andthe competitiveness of the firms belonging to this sector.As a result, the hypotheses are: in the hospitality industry there areparticularities which influence the firms’ competitiveness and strategicorientation; preoccupation towards raising competitiveness and strategicorientation is influenced by the type of exploitation and the number of stars(level of comfort); in the hospitality industry, managers focus on cost controland service quality as decisive factors of competitiveness.
Issues, Challenges, and Trends, that Facing Hospitality Industry  [cached]
Jin-zhao WANG,Jing WANG
Management Science and Engineering , 2009,
Abstract: : This article presents findings of issues, challenges and trends that hospitality industry might fact in the year ahead respectively. Top issues that will influence the global hospitality industry in the year ahead include sustainable development calls for green hospitality, labor cost, multicultural issues and higher education. Challenges that facing hospitality include will include operating issues, marketing issues, technological issues and economic issues. Identified ten key trends that, taken together, we believe will shape the hospitality sector this year and for years to come include rapid growth in vacation ownership, integration & globalization, new management. Key words: Issues; Challenges; Trends; Hospitality Industry
THE INFLUENCE IN ROMANIAN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY OF SMALL MEDIUM-SIZED FIRMS AND THEIR SPECIFIC MEANS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE  [PDF]
Baltescu Codruta Adina
Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science , 2009,
Abstract: SMEs play an important role in fostering variety, self-fulfillment, and independence in society as well as essentially contributing to social and local integration. Because the tourism sector, especially the hospitality industry, in Europe is dominated by
Impact of Gas Industry on Sustainable Economy in Nigeria: Further Estimations Through Eview  [PDF]
Ojide Makuachukwu Gabriel,Salami Dada Kareem,Fatimah Kari,Gazi Mahabubul Alam
Journal of Applied Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: A key policy objective of sustainable economic development, especially in any developing country like Nigeria, is to establish energy development paths that are both economically efficient and sustainable. However, this depends significantly on full utilization of such resources. Distributed Lag (DL) model, dummy variable regression model and co-integration analyses were used in this paper to evaluate the impact and sustainability of Gas utilization in the Nigerian economy. The structure of gas flaring in Nigeria in relation to the imposition of fine on flared gas was also examined. The regression results and the co-integration analysis show that utilization of Nigerian natural gas impacts positively on the economy given three-year time lag; it is also sustainable. On the other hand, although the imposition of fine on flared gas has the potential to end or reduce flares; it has not significantly led to any structural change (sliding slope) on the level of flares since its imposition in 1984. Hence there is need for government to always employ Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) to evaluate its policy implementations.
THE TOURIST PERCEPTION OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: ROMANIA VERSUS EUROPEAN UNION
B?b?i?? Carmen,Ispas Andreia,Parjol Florentina
Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science , 2010,
Abstract: Automatically when we talk about tourism, tourism industry and hospitality industry we refer to the term also increasingly mentioned. Through this work we describe the hotel, restaurant business and other travel related activity services, which since 2008 have been continuously developed and represent a source of benefit to the economy of any country. The paper aims to assess the perception of tourists based on a questionnaire about the quality of hospitality services in Romania compared to European Union countries.
Using Multiple Regression Analysis in Modelling the Role of Hospitality Industry in Cross River State
EI Eja, AO Ajake, JE Otu, BN Ndomah
African Research Review , 2011,
Abstract: The overwhelming and rapid growth of hospitality (hotel) industry is of great concern especially its role in the economy of Cross River State. This paper seeks to evaluate the contribution of hotel industry in each of the socioeconomic variables such as employment, revenue generation, urban development, tourism development and local economy development using multiple regression analysis. The result shows that 0.2, indicating 21.50% of the total variations in hospitality (hotel) industry have influenced socioeconomic development of Cross River State. The overall fit of the regression was 6.65 statistically significant at 1% confident coefficient level while 0.275 showed auto correction insignificant among the errors. However, findings have shown that even though much has not been felt from the hospitality (hotel) industry. The analysis shows that the industry has much to offer socioeconomically to the growth of Cross River State if properly managed.
Factors Influencing Indigenous Technological Learning and Innovations in the Auto-Mechanic Industry in Nigeria
Management , 2012, DOI: 10.5923/j.mm.20120205.06
Abstract: Nigeria’s economy moves on wheels and the auto-mechanics, in spite of their low levels of education, have kept the various brands of imported vehicles running in an era of harsh economic climate. Local innovations and adaptations are being generated to keep the industry going. It therefore becomes imperative to study the factors that influence these technological learning and innovations in the industry. This is with a view to encouraging appropriate policy formulation in vocational training that will further impact on the industry. The result showed that there was a significant (F=86.70, p < 0.05) difference in the mean ratings of the factors influencing technological learning and innovations in the industry. These factors include age, sex, period of apprenticeship, level of education, and language of instruction.
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