Face Time in the Hotel Industry: An Exploration of What it is and Why it Happens

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Many hotel companies, and the hotel industry in general, have been cited as having a culture of face time, that is, a culture inducing its managers to spend considerable amounts of nonproductive time at work. This subject exploratory study seeks to provide greater understanding regarding this apparently common practice but understudied academic topic. This empirical study analyzes how and to what extent the culture of the hotel industry, and of specific lodging companies, relate to levels of face time. It also analyzes how differences in hotel location and size and differences in manager age and tenure affect the extent to which hotel managers report putting in nonproductive face time at work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-494
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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