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Bases del proceso de internacionalización de las cadenas hoteleras de las Islas Baleares
[Bases of the globalisation of the hotel chains of the Balearic Islands]


  • Cirer-Costa, Joan Carles


In recent decades, hotel companies based in the Balearic Islands have become the leaders of the Spanish tourism market and have been released, with great success, to conquer international markets. This article analyses the foundations of this global expansion: its position in the island tourist market, its family character and the relations which they have maintained with international tourism companies: foreign capital tour operators and hotel chains. This analysis includes the definition of the main evolutionary characteristics of the largest European tourist destination: the Balearic Islands and the comparison with other Spanish companies which have also been globalised over those same years. Findings indicate that this expansion has occurred in conditions of competition and without their players having the initial legal or administrative advantages which are so common in other sectors.

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  • Cirer-Costa, Joan Carles, 2012. "Bases del proceso de internacionalización de las cadenas hoteleras de las Islas Baleares
    [Bases of the globalisation of the hotel chains of the Balearic Islands]
    ," MPRA Paper 37210, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37210

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    1. repec:eee:touman:v:31:y:2010:i:1:p:57-73 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Nuria Puig & Paloma Fernandez Perez, 2009. "A silent revolution: The internationalisation of large Spanish family firms," Business History, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 51(3), pages 462-483.
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    1. Cirer-Costa, Joan Carles, 2013. "The role of geography in the success of the balearic tourism industry," MPRA Paper 47701, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Cirer Costa, Joan Carles, 2014. "Petróleo: peligro mortal. Unas islas alquitranadas
      [Oil: Fatal danger. The Balearic Islands tarred]
      ," MPRA Paper 58243, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Hotels; globalisation; tourism; Balearic Islands;

    JEL classification:

    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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