Correia, R. and Lengler, J. and Mohsin, A. (2019) 'Entrepreneurial approaches to the internationalisation of Portugal’s hotel industry.', International journal of contemporary hospitality management., 31 (3). pp. 1141-1165.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess motivational factors in the internationalisation of Portuguese hotel firms. Design/methodology/approach: The epistemological approach that supports the development of this study is based on a deductive strategy. A comprehensive multi-case study was performed in which theoretical propositions were tested prior to further development. Findings: The results of this study reveal that the internationalisation process of Portuguese hotel companies was triggered by managers’ entrepreneurial attitudes and international vision that in themselves embraced a combination of particular resources and competencies. Research limitations/implications: Noteworthy are study’s contributions to international entrepreneurship as an individual act within existing social networks established by managers and the management team as a result of previous business experiences. The impact of this overall entrepreneurial profile on firms’ behaviour is also of interest. Limitations of the study relate to its cross-sectional nature and the number of interviewees. Originality/value: The integration of economic paradigms with behaviour theories and the resource-based view to understand how and why Portuguese hotel companies engage in international endeavours is a major contribution of this study.
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|Date accepted:||17 October 2018|
|Date deposited:||22 October 2018|
|Date of first online publication:||12 February 2019|
|Date first made open access:||12 February 2019|
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