Economic Impact and Institutional Dynamics of Small Hotels in Tanzania

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to investigate the impact small hotels have toward economic development in Tanzania and to assess how institutional and policy dynamics can influence this impact. This article presents an alternative framework for developing baseline economic impact studies using reliable firm-level statistics and suggests ways to use these estimates to analyze policy and institutional support for small hotels. Results of this baseline study contribute toward the small-business literature in hospitality and tourism and economic impact assessment of individual tourism industries using primary firm-level data sets of selected but representative samples. Economic impact analysis for small businesses is sparse. Unless the economic importance of small hotels and the impact of policy and institutional factors are not presented clearly, small hospitality businesses will continue to remain outside of mainstream development planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-94
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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small business
economic impact
Tanzania
tourism
Tourism
firm
impact analysis
institutional factors
development planning
economics
economic development
statistics
industry
policy
Hotels
Economic impact
Hospitality
Small business

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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