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The Role of Time for the Competitiveness of SMEs in the Service Sector

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  • Marco Valeri

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This paper aims to highlight the analysis of the integrated role of time and knowledge factors for the SME competitiveness in the service sector, in the perspective of an intersystemic co-evolution. Particularly, it refers to hotels. The analysis is developed from a conceptual base emphasizing time value in its subjective (i.e. socio-cultural) perspective, in the recursive setting of firm knowledge, here synthesized within the time-knowledge binomial, and cal-led co-evolutionary time. The appropriateness of this analysis is motivated by the observation of the evolutionary dynamics emerging in this sector. The paper combines theory and practice thanks to the case study of the Sextantio “albergo diffuso”, a hotel appreciated throughout the world for its innovative business.

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  • Marco Valeri, 2011. "The Role of Time for the Competitiveness of SMEs in the Service Sector," DSI Essays Series, DSI - Dipartimento di Studi sull'Impresa, vol. 17.
  • Handle: RePEc:tov:dsiess:v:17:y:2011
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    1. Jelena Đurkin & Margareta Kolarić, 2016. "Diffuse and integrated hotels as innovative form of accomodation: review of the concept and its implementation in Croatia," Tourism and Hospitality Industry 03, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

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    Keywords

    Time; knowledge; Systemness; Co-evolution; Competitive Advantage; hotel SME;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • L84 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Personal, Professional, and Business Services
    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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