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Title: The impact of environmental management systems : the employees' perspective : case study of an international hotel in Hong Kong
Author: Siu-Wa, Eric Chan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 5048
Current Institution: Oxford Brookes University
Date of Award: 2009
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Research into Environmental Management System (EMS) started appearing in the late 1990s with most of these studies focusing on its driving forces, costs and benefits and EMS itself. In the hotel and tourism field, very little research has been done about EMS except for a few studies on environmental management, such as environmental protection practices and environmental performances of hotels. Recognising this, this research aims to explore and evaluate the application of EMS in the hotel context and the impact of EMS on hotel employees whose working attitude directly affects services to guests. An extensive review of the literature on environmental management and environmental management systems identified various approaches to EMS. To develop a richer and deeper understanding of the application of the six core EMS elements identified in the hotel context and its impact on hotel employees, a qualitative case study was employed in which data was collected from an international hotel, from three levels of employees: executive, supervisory and general. A series of in-depth, semi-structured interviews was conducted and relevant documents were collected for analysis, with the company's consent.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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