Influence of national culture and balanced organizational culture on the hotel industry's performance

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Nazarian, A., Atkinson, P. and Foroudi, P. 2017. Influence of national culture and balanced organizational culture on the hotel industry's performance. International Journal of Hospitality Management. 63, pp. 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.01.003
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TitleInfluence of national culture and balanced organizational culture on the hotel industry's performance
AuthorsNazarian, A., Atkinson, P. and Foroudi, P.
Abstract

This study investigates the role of national culture and balanced organisational culture in organisational performance. Hotel management requires flexibility and customer responsiveness to deal with increasingly demanding customers and competitiveness of the market. Studies of the influence of culture on performance in hotel management have not yet revealed the specific impact of national culture and balanced organisational culture on organisational performance. We use the concept of balanced organisational culture which posits that polyrational organisations are more responsive to market changes and more innovative. Data were gathered from 96 hotels in London, UK, and were analysed using structural equation modelling. Our findings show that the national culture of hotel employees influences balanced organisational culture which, in turn, influences performance. This study contributes to existing understanding of factors affecting performance, points towards further research, helps practitioners by demonstrating the importance of taking national culture into account and indicates the importance of achieving balanced organisational culture.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
ISSN0278-4319
Publication dates
Online09 Feb 2017
Print01 May 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Jan 2017
Accepted27 Jan 2017
Output statusPublished
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© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. The author's accepted manuscript and published manuscript versions are made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.01.003
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