Reasons for going green in serviced accommodation establishments

Nadia Tzschentke, David Kirk, Paul A. Lynch

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the preliminary findings of an exploratory study on environmental decision making in the context of largely small serviced accommodation establishments. It focuses on the motivations of owner-managers for becoming environmentally involved and their reasons for joining an environmental accreditation scheme. The study was conducted in Scotland using face-to-face in-depth interviews with members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, an environmental accreditation scheme for tourism businesses. Initial analysis suggests that involvement in environmental activities may be driven by economic as well as ethical considerations. The results point to the role played by personal values and beliefs in small firms' decision making and the need to gain a greater understanding of the complexity of motives that drive the small hospitality business owner.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages125-135
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
    Volume16
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    tourism
    decision making
    economics
    Accommodation
    Tourism
    Accreditation
    firm
    analysis
    Economics
    Owners
    Owner-managers
    Personal values
    Hospitality
    Exploratory study
    In-depth interviews
    Decision making
    Small firms
    Scotland
    Environmental decision-making

    Keywords

    • environmental management
    • green marketing
    • hospitality services

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    Tzschentke, Nadia ; Kirk, David ; Lynch, Paul A. / Reasons for going green in serviced accommodation establishments. In: International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 2004 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 125-135.
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