Determinant factors and strategic consequences of an interorganizational microculture: An analysis of the lodging industry
This dissertation presents an empirical study of lodging industry executives' beliefs regarding strategic issues. It is theorized that fundamental factors exist indicating certain commonalities regarding executives' mental models about strategic issues. The possible influence of an industry macroculture is investigated as a source of similarity of mental models among executives competing in the lodging industry, and seven hypotheses are developed and tested regarding the sources of macroculture and macroculture itself. The results of a factor analysis indicate that among 20 potential strategic issues rated by executives in the study, three fundamental strategic issue perceptions (SIPs) exist among today's lodging organization leaders, namely service issues, growth issues, and property (asset) issues. ^ Further, the results indicate that professional journals, associations, and conferences may be sources of macroculture. Practicing managers in the lodging industry should be aware that macroculture may have both functional and dysfunctional effects on the industry. Thus, managers who develop their perceptions of strategic issues based primarily on the macroculture risk pursuing strategies which are inappropriate for their organizations. ^
Business Administration, Management
John William O'Neill,
"Determinant factors and strategic consequences of an interorganizational microculture: An analysis of the lodging industry"
Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access).