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Technical efficiency and environmental management: The tunisian Case

Salem Hathroubi (), Nicolas Peypoch () and Elisabeth Robinot ()
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Nicolas Peypoch: UPVD - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia
Elisabeth Robinot: IREGE - Institut de Recherche en Gestion et en Economie - USMB [Université de Savoie] [Université de Chambéry] - Université Savoie Mont Blanc

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Abstract: Environmentally responsible attributes may enhance hotel efficiency. This analysis considers such effects in a Tunisian context, which confronts decreasing tourism competitiveness. To determine which hotels achieve the best performance, the analysis begins with an estimation of hotels' technical efficiency scores using data envelopment analysis (DEA). An extant model then serves a bootstrap function for the DEA scores with truncated regression, incorporating environmental variables. The investigations clarify changes in hotel tourism productivity; for example, hotels should seek to respect natural surroundings, use clean or renewable energies, and pursue ISO 140001 certification. These findings have clear managerial implications.

Keywords: Environmental management; Data envelopment analysis (DEA); Environmental efficiency; Hospitality management; Green practices (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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Published in Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2014, 21, pp.27-33. <10.1016/j.jhtm.2014.03.002>

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2014.03.002

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