Willingness to Apply the Green Supply Chain Management in Hotel Industry

Author's Name: Nguyen Quang Vinh, Tran Van Trang & Nguyen Viet Anh
Subject Area: Social Science and Humanities
Subject Hotel Mangement
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

Green supply chain management, Hotel industry, Vietnam hotel industry.


Abstract

Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, and its tourism industry has been growing unprecedentedly over the past few years. However the Vietnamese hotel industry is concerned as a considerably weak competitiveness factor in the tourism industry in Vietnam. This study aims to analyze the willingness to engage in green supply chain management (GSCM) of Vietnam hotel industry (VHI) as the way to improve the national competiveness. This study examines the practices of internal environment management (IEM), external environment (EE), and environmental regulation (ER) as possible drivers in VHI. This study finds that if the hotels in VHI have pressures of EE and ER, the hotel will be more willing to engage in GSCM. The higher ranking the hotel is, the higher willingness of participating GSCM they will be. While 1 or 2 star hotels do not concern about the GSCM, 3-4 star hotels have been considering the GSCM in VHI. The results also indicate a significant difference between 3 or 4-star hotels and 5-star hotels in concerning the factor of EE, and commitment to customers (CC) is more considered by 3 or 4-star hotels, instead of 5-star hotels.

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