Vertical disintegration in the corporate hotel industry

Roper, Angela (2015) Vertical disintegration in the corporate hotel industry. Current Issues in Tourism, 20 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Overtime, and with the advent of moving to asset-light, the companies in the corporate hotel industry have given up parts of the value-chain. This has enabled new intermediate markets to emerge which have divided a previously integrated production/service process and enabled sets of specialised firms to enter and for the industry to become vertically disintegrated. This paper examines the drivers, as well as the necessary conditions and enabling processes, which have facilitated this industrial change. For the major hotel companies, competing in a disintegrated industry has far-reaching consequences which have a spill-over effect on tourism education and research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Current Issues in Tourism, Volume, Issue 1, available online at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hotel companies; Vertical disintegration; Value chain; Industry evolution
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism
Business and finance
Depositing User: Angela Roper
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 13:10
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 11:05

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