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Sustainable Development of Corporate Governance in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry: The Evolution and the Future


  • Fang Deng

    (Joint Institute of Ningbo University and University of Angers/Donghai Academy, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China)

  • Chunbo Zhou

    (Joint Institute of Ningbo University and University of Angers/Donghai Academy, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China)


This study provides a systematic review of the content of the hospitality and tourism literature on corporate governance. The purpose of this study is to identify gaps in the existing research and practice context and to provide guidance for future research. Based on 174 peer-reviewed articles published since 2000, this paper employs a content analysis approach to identify eight major themes explored by scholars. The study found that most previous research on corporate governance mechanisms in tourism was conducted in developed regions and mostly used quantitative research methods. Shareholder governance, board governance, executive compensation incentives, social responsibility governance, reputation themes and corporate governance provisions received more academic attention than the themes of organizational structure governance and information disclosure. The systematic review in this paper helps to consolidate the existing literature and make recommendations to promote the field of corporate governance research in the hospitality and tourism industry and to provide a reference for the industry.

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  • Fang Deng & Chunbo Zhou, 2022. "Sustainable Development of Corporate Governance in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry: The Evolution and the Future," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 14(7), pages 1-19, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:14:y:2022:i:7:p:4286-:d:786880

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