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|Title:||PRAXIS: the determining element of innovation behavior in the hospitality industry||Authors:||Zopiatis, Anastasios
Theocharous, Antonis L.
|Keywords:||Praxis;Innovation;Human capital;SEM;Mediation analysis||Category:||Economics and Business||Field:||Social Sciences||Issue Date:||Jun-2018||Publisher:||Elsevier B.V.||Source:||Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2018, Volume 35, Pages 9–16||metadata.dc.doi:||10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.12.004||Abstract:||Innovation has emerged as an essential component of organizational success in the 21st century. Nonetheless, empirical research around innovation in the hospitality industry remains limited; especially in relation to small island tourist destinations like Cyprus. Responding to this emerging need, the study investigates the role of human capital – managerial employees (n = 425) – as it relates to innovation initiatives in the hospitality workplace. Three hypotheses are postulated and analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling, a multivariate statistical analysis technique, to broaden conceptual horizons regarding the relationship between perceived organizational innovation culture and support, and the informed innovation-specific actions of employees, as well as their resultant behavior. The results suggest that praxis, which is defined as action informed by theory and experiences, is a vital element of innovation behavior in the hospitality industry. The resultant findings and implications are of interest to both academic and professional stakeholders in hospitality.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/10664||ISSN:||1447-6770||Type:||Article|
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