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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Online from: 1989

Subject Area: Tourism and Hospitality

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Resources in the International Hotel Industry: A Framework for Analysis

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Title:Resources in the International Hotel Industry: A Framework for Analysis
Author(s):Stuart Horsburgh
Source:International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 3 Iss: 4
Author(s):Stuart Horsburgh
Keywords:Competitive advantage, Hospitality industry, Hotels, Resource management
DOI:10.1108/EUM0000000001682 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Given the increasingly competitive nature of the international hotel industry, understanding sources of competitive advantage is likely to become a critical management task in the 1990s. A framework for practising managers is presented within which to examine the link between the hotel's resources and sustained competitive advantage, using anecdotal evidence from the international hotel industry. Three indicators that have the potential to generate durable advantages - value, irreversibility, and inimitability – are discussed. The framework is applied to one major set of resources: organisational capability.

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