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The status of the small hotel firm

Morrison, Alison J. and Conway, Fiona (2007) The status of the small hotel firm. Services Industries Journal, 27 (1). pp. 47-58. ISSN 0264-2069

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Abstract

This paper builds on research that was carried out in the early 1990s in order to assess the contemporary status of the small firm within the hotel industry sector. It raises debates concerned with definition and associated statistical constraints and limitations. While a fluid, grounded definitional approach is recommended as a means of more effectively accessing the 'real world' of small firms, challenges are recognised relative to its contribution to consistent and comparable research findings. The paper concludes that the status of the small hotel firm continues to weaken, operating at the periphery as broadly conceived. Furthermore, the final assessment is that too much remains unknown about this phenomenon.