Special Issue "Environmental Good Practices and Labour Productivity in the Hotel Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 11413
Interests: human capital; wages & productivity in tourism sector; competitiveness of tourism destinations; tourism sector
Interests: energy & water resources; microeconomics; tourism sector
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One of the main characteristics of the evolution of tourism throughout the 21st century is the increasing importance that tourists give to environmental respect by tourism firms, particularly hotel establishments, which tourists have a direct influence on, since their increasing environmental awareness has led to a greater demand for ecologically respectful accommodation.
Such tourist demands have consequences in hotel companies’ procedures. The first one is that firms need to be able to provide a service that meets customer needs while controlling costs and optimizing benefits; the second characteristic is related to the immense consumption of water and energy and the actions planned by the firm to involve its guests in its reduction; the third one is the appearance of a special type of consumer-tourist, the so-called “green consumer”, who indirectly exerts a noteworthy influence on the actions of tourism firms.
Related to the latter, the type of tourism determines the type of environmental good practices the hotel is willing to implement. Thus, depending on the target and type of tourism, firms pay more attention to environmental protection. In this sense, companies in which the natural environment is part of their product, such as those whose establishments are located near the beach or focused on nature tourism, have to be more concerned with environmental good practices.
Even though empirical results provided by the previous literature suggest that environmental differentiation may be an order qualifier for hotels, we are observing a lack of studies on the impact of environmental goods practices and their relationship with labor productivity.
This Special Issue aims to contribute to the economic literature in this field by investigating the implementation of environmental good practices and their impact on labor productivity in the hotel sector and wants to investigate the following topics in their close relation to labor productivity:
- Corporate social responsibility;
- Cleaner production;
- Eco-innovation and performance;
- Eco-innovative production;
- Ecological leadership;
- Energy and emissions;
- Environmental management;
- Environmental good practices;
- Indices for measuring
- Labor productivity;
- Stakeholders and good practices;
- Sustainability in hospitality.
Prof. Dr. Javier Sánchez-Rivas García
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- corporate social responsibility
- good practices
- labor productivity