Andrea Nagy, Carmen Mihaela Băbăiță


The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationships between orientation towards innovation, participative decision-making and hotel performance in Romanian hotels. In order to accomplish our research objective, we reviewed the literature on orientation towards innovation, decision-making and performance, focusing mainly on the hospitality industry. Based on the theoretical findings, we developed a questionnaire that was applied both by interviewers and online. Also, we formulated 3 main research hypotheses and 4 secondary ones. We received 135 valid responses from employees working in 3 and 4-star hotels and statistically analyzed the data. All our research hypotheses were tested using linear regression, 6 of them being supported.


orientation towards innovation, participative decision-making, firm performance, hotels, Romania


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