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Classifying commercial home hosts based on their relationships to the home

Sweeney, M. and Lynch, P.A. (2009) Classifying commercial home hosts based on their relationships to the home. Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development, 6 (2). pp. 159-170. ISSN 1479-053X

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This paper reports on a study which investigates the host-home relationships within the commercial home, and proposes a typology of commercial home hosts. Previous studies have identified types of small business owners and home owners and here more specifically to the hopsitality context, a host categorisation is explored. The relationships of the host to their commercial home is explored using interviews, observations and discussions of the relationship facilitated by photographs of the property. Findings identify five types of commercial home hosts: the economic host, the eco-socio host, the socio-eco host, the social host and the ego host. The typology is explained and discussed

Item type: Article
ID code: 13754
Keywords: commercial home, small business, owners, hosts, home., Management. Industrial Management, Business and International Management, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
Depositing user: Ms Hilde Ann Quigley
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009 14:13
Last modified: 21 May 2015 11:19

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