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Antecedents, mediation effects and outcomes of hotel eco-innovation practice

Wang, Yajun, Font, Xavier and Liu, Jingyan (2019) Antecedents, mediation effects and outcomes of hotel eco-innovation practice International Journal of Hospitality Management, 102345.

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Abstract

Eco-innovation is essential if we are to improve the environmental impacts of tourism firms. Building on the natural-resource-based view (NRBV) of the firm, we hypothesize that eco-innovation is the mediating factor between four firm-level antecedents (opportunity-recognizing and opportunity-capitalizing capabilities, top managers’ attitudes and stakeholder pressures) and three outcomes (cost and differentiation, with respect to a firm’s competitive advantage, and its resulting organizational performance). Partial least squares structural equation modelling is applied to the data from a survey with hotel managers in China, and confirms all of the hypotheses, except two, namely: i) that cost competitive advantage is positively related to hotel performance, and ii) that eco-innovation fully mediates the relationships between opportunity-recognizing capability and both dimensions of competitive advantage. Our contribution to the NRBV theory with a novel, integrated model to predict the mediating role that eco-innovation plays between firm-level resources and capabilities, and competitive advantages.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Wang, Yajun
Font, Xavierx.font@surrey.ac.uk
Liu, Jingyan
Date : 10 August 2019
DOI : 10.1016/j.ijhm.2019.102345
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Eco-innovation; Dynamic capability; Management attitude; Stakeholder pressure; Competitive advantage; Organizational performance
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 27 Sep 2019 07:50
Last Modified : 21 Oct 2019 13:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852823

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