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dc.contributor.authorLamminmaki, Dawneen_US
dc.contributor.editorDr. M.A. Dorgham, Chief Editoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:25:13Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:25:13Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-01-27T04:25:05Z
dc.identifier.issn14606720en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28383
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws on Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) theory (Coase, 1937; Williamson, 1985, 1988, 1999) to examine hotel outsourcing. The study focuses on the uncertainty and frequency attributes, two of three activity attributes that TCE theorists see as affecting the propensity to outsource. Findings relating to the third TCE activity attribute, asset specificity, are reported in Lamminmaki (2005). Qualitative data was collected by interviewing fifteen senior managers in large hotels. While several observations made supported the frequency tenet of TCE, which holds that frequently and extensively conducted activities will be outsourced to a low extent, two specific departures were noted. These departures resulted in the proposition of an extension to the TCE frequency tenet. The TCE doctrine also holds that uncertain activities will be outsourced to a low extent. Again, although observations made supported this view, one specific observation that contradicted the theory was noted.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInderscience Enterprises Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerlanden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijstmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom182en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto201en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe International Journal of Services Technology and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomic Theory not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140199en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.titleAn investigation of the role played by frequency and uncertainty in hotel outsourcing decisionsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economicsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Inderscience Publishers. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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