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Fact, fiction, and feng shui: an exploratory study

Fact, fiction, and feng shui: an exploratory study Purpose – This exploratory study aims to determine whether a relationship is likely to exist between good feng shui and success. Design/methodology/approach – The feng shui of eight hotel foyers and entrances were evaluated against 20 criteria, and managers asked to comment on the success of their hotels. Results were examined for possible relationships between feng shui and their descriptions of success. Findings – Similarities between the reported success of hotel and feng shui evaluations were found in six out of the eight hotels in the study. Research limitations/implications – Responses on success were subjective and based on five criteria, which were insufficient to determine the existence of a firm relationship between actual success and feng shui. However, this was an exploratory study, and the relationships were sufficiently strong to warrant further research. Practical implications – Findings suggest that feng shui offers useful design principles, and hotels with good feng shui are described as being more successful than those with poor feng shui. Good feng shui appears to have a positive effect on feelings of success. Originality/value – This is the first study that attempts to test the relationship between good feng shui and success. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Facilities Emerald Publishing

Fact, fiction, and feng shui: an exploratory study

Facilities , Volume 30 (1/2): 17 – Jan 27, 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0263-2772
DOI
10.1108/02632771211194257
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Abstract

Purpose – This exploratory study aims to determine whether a relationship is likely to exist between good feng shui and success. Design/methodology/approach – The feng shui of eight hotel foyers and entrances were evaluated against 20 criteria, and managers asked to comment on the success of their hotels. Results were examined for possible relationships between feng shui and their descriptions of success. Findings – Similarities between the reported success of hotel and feng shui evaluations were found in six out of the eight hotels in the study. Research limitations/implications – Responses on success were subjective and based on five criteria, which were insufficient to determine the existence of a firm relationship between actual success and feng shui. However, this was an exploratory study, and the relationships were sufficiently strong to warrant further research. Practical implications – Findings suggest that feng shui offers useful design principles, and hotels with good feng shui are described as being more successful than those with poor feng shui. Good feng shui appears to have a positive effect on feelings of success. Originality/value – This is the first study that attempts to test the relationship between good feng shui and success.

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FacilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 27, 2012

Keywords: Design; Hotels; Success; Feng shui; Luck

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