Digitalization level, corruptive practices, and location choice in the hotel industry

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Romero Martínez, Ana María and García Muiña, Fernando E. (2021) Digitalization level, corruptive practices, and location choice in the hotel industry. Journal of Business Research, 136 . pp. 176-185. ISSN 0148-2963

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.07.032



Abstract

Based on institutional and agency theories, this paper examines the role of host corruptive practices on country choice for the hotel industry, as well as the power of digitalization as an anti-corruption tool. Digitalization level can boost transparency and can help monitor corruptive practices and other unethical behaviours. Relying on data from the Spanish hotel industry, the results confirm that the existence of corruptive or weak institutions has a significant impact on country choice, while a high digitalization level reduces the possibility of corruptive practices. We contribute by analysing the precise effect of host corruptive practices on country choice and the powerful effect of digitalization level as an anti-corruption instrument. This study is particularly interesting for the hotel industry, as a service sector, where multinationals need to carry out most of activities in the host country and maintain close interactions with foreign agents.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Corruption, Corruptive practices, Digitalization level, Location choice, Service industry, Hotel industry
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Business enterprises
ID Code:69346
Deposited On:21 Dec 2021 12:02
Last Modified:21 Dec 2021 12:29

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