Market orientation practices among small and medium hotels (SMHS) in tourist destination island of Langkawi

Abdul Aziz Ab Latif, and Ismail Omar, and Hamzah Omar, (2001) Market orientation practices among small and medium hotels (SMHS) in tourist destination island of Langkawi. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 6 (2). pp. 33-39. ISSN 1741-6507

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to investigate the underlying components of market orientation practices and their effect on the Small and Medium Hotels (SMHs) performances on tourist destination island of Langkawi. Fifty SMHs were randomly selected from a sampling frame of a list of SMHs registered with Malaysian Tourism Board. For data collection purposes, structured questionnaires were personally delivered and collected. Rotated component matrix factor analysis of the data extracted four underlying factors that explain seventy nine point four six percent of the total variances and alpha reliability coefficient of ninety eight percent. Those components were named as customer orientation, interfunctional orientation, service orientation, and competitor orientation. One sample Kolmogorov‐Smirnov Test indicates that SMHs in Langkawi practices market orientation in their operations and businesses. However, the finding of the study showed that their performances in 1998 was lower than 1997. We believe that this outcome is due to the effect of national and regional economic downturn in 1998.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Subject Heading: Entrepreneurship - small medium enterprises (Sme)
Keywords: Small and Medium Hotels - Tourism - Langkawi
Faculty: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 10:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2015 13:04
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/360

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