Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Michael
dc.contributor.authorGuilding, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorTimo, Nils
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:03:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:03:22Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2009-11-16T21:35:11Z
dc.identifier.issn02784319
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijhm.2005.08.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13977
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates employment and labour market practices based on observations derived from a two-phased empirical study that has yielded quantitative and qualitative sets of empirical data from luxury 4-5 star luxury domestic and multinational corporation (MNCs) hotels located in Australia's Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor. The research had two phases: a quantitative phase comprised an employee relations survey that sought data on operational employee and management demographics, wage levels, gender, skill formation and working conditions; and a qualitative phase involved interviewing 14 hotel human resource managers. The survey data highlights a persistence of gendered, low waged and segmented labour markets dominated by flexible forms of labour suggesting that HR accountability structures in hotels remain weak. This is despite an apparent growth in employee educational levels and hotel training activity suggesting the possibility at least of growing professionalism. It is noted that in this labour market, which we find is dominated by a ready supply of labour with low levels of union activity, increasing human capital levels have not translated into upward pressure on employee and managerial wages. This deficiency is likely to inhibit efforts to improve the delivery of HRM practices that in turn suggest that neither MNC nor domestic hotels have the types of labour market pressures that engender secure, long term and high commitment employment policies that are more conducive to HRM innovation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent89886 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/659/description#description
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom193
dc.relation.ispartofpageto210
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.titleEmployment, flexibility and labour market practices of domestic and MNC chain luxury hotels in Australia: Where has accountability gone?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.rights.copyright© 2006 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorTimo, Nils
gro.griffith.authorDavidson, Michael C.
gro.griffith.authorGuilding, Christopher J.


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record