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CSR adoption in the multinational hospitality context

CSR adoption in the multinational hospitality context The purpose of this paper is to examine corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues in the context of the hospitality industry and offer some avenues for future research.Design/methodology/approachThe paper reviews several domains of CSR and takes stock of some exemplar research from hospitality management pertaining to each domain. Particular note is taken of research that explores CSR issues outside the Western world. Several unanswered questions are then noted along with suggestions for future research.FindingsBased on prior literature, four CSR domains were identified as instrumental, social/legal/political, ethical and environmental. CSR issues in hospitality research have predominantly focused on the instrumental domain while there is scant research on other domains. CSR adoption in the multinational context was identified as due from stakeholder pressures, competitive environment and cultural environment.Research limitations/implicationsThe paper identifies some unanswered questions in transnational operations of hospitality firms and suggests avenues for future research.Practical implicationsThe paper recommends that due attention must be given to contextual issues in the conceptualization, focus and practice of CSR by multinational hospitality firms.Originality/valueThe paper offers a review of hospitality research on various CSR domains. It offers some unanswered research questions that may spur future research, discussion and debates among academics, students and executives. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Emerald Publishing

CSR adoption in the multinational hospitality context

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0959-6119
DOI
10.1108/ijchm-06-2018-0451
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues in the context of the hospitality industry and offer some avenues for future research.Design/methodology/approachThe paper reviews several domains of CSR and takes stock of some exemplar research from hospitality management pertaining to each domain. Particular note is taken of research that explores CSR issues outside the Western world. Several unanswered questions are then noted along with suggestions for future research.FindingsBased on prior literature, four CSR domains were identified as instrumental, social/legal/political, ethical and environmental. CSR issues in hospitality research have predominantly focused on the instrumental domain while there is scant research on other domains. CSR adoption in the multinational context was identified as due from stakeholder pressures, competitive environment and cultural environment.Research limitations/implicationsThe paper identifies some unanswered questions in transnational operations of hospitality firms and suggests avenues for future research.Practical implicationsThe paper recommends that due attention must be given to contextual issues in the conceptualization, focus and practice of CSR by multinational hospitality firms.Originality/valueThe paper offers a review of hospitality research on various CSR domains. It offers some unanswered research questions that may spur future research, discussion and debates among academics, students and executives.

Journal

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 4, 2019

Keywords: Financial performance; Sustainability; Hospitality industry; Cross-cultural issues; Corporate social responsibility; Environmental responsibility; Competitive environment; Ethical responsibility; Multinational hospitality firms; Stakeholder pressures

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