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Corporate governance, market orientation and performance of Iran’s upscale hotels

Kazemian, S., Djajadikerta, H.G., Said, J., Roni, S.M., Trireksani, T. and Alam, M.M. (2021) Corporate governance, market orientation and performance of Iran’s upscale hotels. Tourism and Hospitality Research .

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1177/14673584211003644
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Abstract

Market orientation has been known as an efficient managerial tool to assist in sustaining the performance of organisations. Market orientation has three dimensions, namely customer orientation, competitor orientation and inter-function coordination. This paper evaluates how corporate governance influences the three dimensions of market orientation within Iran's upscale hotels. The impacts of the three dimensions of market orientation on the hotels' social and financial performance are also examined to determine if market orientation mediates the relationships between corporate governance and performance. Partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) is used to analyse the survey data collected from the executives of four- and five-star hotels in Mashhad, Iran. Results show that corporate governance positively influences the three dimensions of market orientation, while overall market orientation influences financial and social performance. Specifically, customer orientation and inter-function coordination significantly reinforce such mediation, whereas the influence of competitor orientation is limited to financial performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Murdoch Business School
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Copyright: © 2021 by SAGE Publications
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60660
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