Towards a typology of commercial home hosts

M. Sweeney, P.A. Lynch

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    This paper aims to report on a study which investigates the host - home relationship within the commercial home, identifying typologies of commercial home hosts. Previous studies have identified types of small business owners and home owners and here more specifically to the hospitality context and host category is explored. The relationship with the host is explored using interviews, observations and discussions of relationship facilitated with photographs of the property. Findings identify five types of commercial home hosts; the economic host, the eco-socio host, the socio-eco host, the social host and the ego host. The typologies are explained and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the 17th Annual CHME Research Conference
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008


    • commercial home
    • small business
    • owners
    • hosts
    • home.

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