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dc.contributor.authorGhorbal-Blal, Inesen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:08:37Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:08:37Zen
dc.date.issued2008-03-17en
dc.identifier.otheretd-03292008-160532en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26544en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to explore the management of expansion strategy in the hotel industry using the control approach as presented in the literature of organizational theory. This integration illustrates that the management of risk in expansion strategy is intertwined with control. The question “How does control intervene in the management of risk in expansion strategy?” was the operationalization of the overarching question of strategy and structure. The answers to this question are summarized in a framework and four propositions. The contribution of this work to academia is threefold. First, this work provides a detailed, theories-driven documentation about how expansion strategies are conducted in the international hotel context. Second, this research integrates three different fields of research and directs to multiple new research tracks in both fields of strategic management and organization theory. Third, this study offers a new approach to measure the alignment between strategy and structure. From a managerial standpoint, this research offers guidance for the comprehension of the determinants of risk in the expansion strategy for international hotel chains.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartDissertation_ETD.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectcontrolen
dc.subjectstructureen
dc.subjectstrategyen
dc.subjectexpansionen
dc.subjectInternational hotel chainsen
dc.subjectrisken
dc.titleAn exploration of the role of the construct of control in expansion strategy of hotel chains: A multiple-case studyen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentHospitality and Tourism Managementen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHospitality and Tourism Managementen
dc.contributor.committeechairOlsen, Michael D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMurrmann, Suzanne K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGnyawali, Devi R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPerdue, Richard R.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03292008-160532/en
dc.date.sdate2008-03-29en
dc.date.rdate2008-05-02en
dc.date.adate2008-05-02en


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