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Employment And Human Capital In The Greek Hotel Industry


  • Efstathios VELISSARIOU

    (Department of Business Administration - Division of Hospitality management Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, GR)

  • Christos AMIRADIS

    (Department of Business Administration Division of Hospitality management Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, GR)


Tourism can have significant impacts on employment in tourist destinations. It must be also noted that the human capital in the tourism sector, and more specifically in hotels, constitutes a basic factor of quality. The effectiveness of service in the Hotel industry is often linked with the sufficient number of hotel personnel, their individual qualities and efficient Human resources management. The development of the hotel industry in Greece and the resulted employment and characteristics of the human resources in relationship to the hotel classification are presented in the present paper. The paper presents and compares studies and statistical data related to employment and the human capital in the hotel industry in Greece. Several studies in the last years dealt with the volume and the characteristics of employment in the hotel enterprises in Greece. These studies show that the indicator “employee per bed”, as well as the educational level of the employees, are directly related to the category classificati

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  • Efstathios VELISSARIOU & Christos AMIRADIS, 2014. "Employment And Human Capital In The Greek Hotel Industry," Regional Science Inquiry, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists, vol. 0(2), pages 87-98, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:hrs:journl:v:vi:y:2014:i:2:p:87-98

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    1. Ana María Estrada-Jabelaa & Lewis Enrique Polo-Espinosab & Gerson Javier Pérez-Valbuenac & Lucas Wilfried Hahn-De-Castro, 2016. "Caracterización del mercado laboral en el sector hotelero de Cartagena y las principales áreas metropolitanas," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 242, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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    Tourism; Hotel; Employment; Human resources; Indicators; Greece;
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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship


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