Innovation activity in the hotel industry

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dc.contributor.author Martínez Ros, Ester
dc.contributor.author Orfila Sintes, Francina
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-21T17:00:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-21T17:00:34Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Technovation, September 2009, Vol. 29, Nº 9, pp. 632-641
dc.identifier.issn 0166-4972
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/7752
dc.description.abstract This paper provides evidence for different innovation activities in the hotel industry. In particular, we explore the influence of a variety of firm and market characteristics on radical and incremental innovations. We consider the learning of new attributes (radical) and the addition of characteristics to existing attributes (incremental) to represent two different paces or degrees of managing the innovation process in this specific industry. The database used in the empirical study shares the major features of new approaches about innovation in services. A questionnaire administered to a representative sample of hotel managers in the Balearic Islands provides the data for the discrete regression models used to represent the innovation in these hotels. Our main conclusion is that radical and incremental innovations appear to be interrelated. Furthermore, the main determinants of innovation are the form of hotel management, the hotel market strategy, and the size and location of the hotel.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights ©Elsevier
dc.subject.other Radical innovation
dc.subject.other Incremental innovation
dc.subject.other Hotel services
dc.subject.other Balearic islands
dc.title Innovation activity in the hotel industry
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2009.02.004
dc.subject.eciencia Empresa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.technovation.2009.02.004
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 632
dc.identifier.publicationissue 9
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 641
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Technovation
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 29
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