Title

Barriers to Environmental Technology Adoption in Hotels

Keywords

environmental technologies; barriers; hotels; qualitative research; Hong Kong

Abstract

This study investigates potential barriers to the adoption of environmental technologies used in Hong Kong hotels. Data were collected via in-depth semistructured interviews with senior hotel professionals including general managers, financial controllers, directors of engineering department, and environmental management system managers. The research findings illustrate several specific barriers to adoption of environmental technologies which are grouped under three categories: (1) product-related barriers, (2) external barriers, and (3) internal barriers. The study findings are discussed and specific recommendations for overcoming these barriers are put forward. Conclusions and suggestions for future research are also provided.

Publication Date

11-8-2015

Original Citation

Chen, E. Chen, W. and Okumus, F. (2015). Barriers to Environmental Technology Adoption in Hotels. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (EM). DOI: 10.1177/1096348015614959

Document Type

Article

Language

English

Source Title

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Location

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1096348015614959

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