Cooperation in the Swiss Hotel Industry: The Entrepreneur’s Setup

Bieri, Martin; Niederberger, Manuel (2017). Cooperation in the Swiss Hotel Industry: The Entrepreneur’s Setup (CRED-Bericht 16). Bern: CRED - Center for Regional Economic Development

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This master thesis identifies entrepreneurial prerequisites (the entrepreneur’s setup) which positively influence the formation of cooperative relationships in the Swiss hotel industry. The review of entrepreneurship and cooperation literature shows that the operational setup of an entrepreneur needs to be combined with his or her personal setup. Furthermore, environmental and cooperation specific characteristics complete the entrepreneur’s setup.
In the empirical part, interviews were conducted in order to identify the elaborated entrepreneur’s setup in the Swiss hotel industry. It was found that the cooperative entrepreneur is well-educated, innovative and socially active within his or her network. Operational factors such as the network position of the hotel (prior cooperative relationships), are an influencing aspect for the establishment of cooperation. On a cooperation level, shared values and similarity are more important than the reputation of the cooperation partner. Interestingly, no major differences between rural and city hotels were discovered. With its qualitative-explorative approach, the thesis opens the horizon for further research in the fields of entrepreneurship, cooperation and the Swiss hotel industry.

Item Type:

Report (Report)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics > Economic Policy and Regional Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Series:

CRED-Bericht

Publisher:

CRED - Center for Regional Economic Development

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melanie Moser

Date Deposited:

28 Apr 2020 13:45

Last Modified:

28 Apr 2020 13:45

Additional Information:

Inhalt dieses CRED-Berichts ist die Masterarbeit von Bieri Martin und Niederberger Manuel, betreut durch die Forschungsstelle Tourismus (CRED-T – Dr. Monika Bandi Tanner, Adrian Pfammatter) und durch das Department of Management and Entrepreneurship (IMU – Unternehmensführung – Prof. Dr. Artur Baldauf)

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143688

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143688

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