Empowerment: hotel employees perspective

Kartinah, Ayupp and Then Hsiao, Chung (2010) Empowerment: hotel employees perspective. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 3 (3). pp. 561-575. ISSN 2013-0953

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Abstract

An empowered worker is a knowledgeable worker. Thus, the aims of this study were to examine how empowerment is perceived by the front-line hotel employees and secondly, to identify the factors affecting empowerment within the industry. Factors such as communication, coaching, participation, training and reward were examined for any significant relationship with empowerment, along with whether the employee’s socio-demographic characteristics affected their perceptions of empowerment. The findings indicated that except for gender, socio-demographic factors were not a strong influence on the diffusion of empowerment among employees. In order to ensure that the employees feel empowered, factors such as communication, coaching, participation, training and reward should be given due attention by the management. Based on the findings, implications for companies are discussed and further research is suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, Empowerment, knowledgeable worker, front line employees, hotel industry , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works

H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 02:32
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2016 01:24
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/59

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