The entrepreneurship research in hospitality and tourism

Hui Fu, Fevzi Okumus, Ke Wu, Mehmet Ali Köseoglu

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The purpose of this study is to review entrepreneurship research in hospitality and tourism (H&T), draw a map of the evolving domain, and propose a framework for future research. The entrepreneurship literature is categorized by identifying the antecedents and consequences in the context of H&T. The study findings suggest that entrepreneurship research subjects in H&T are extended from developed countries to emerging economies. The research level begins at the meso level (firms) and gradually develops to the micro level (individual entrepreneurs) and macro level (environment). Entrepreneurship in H&T is currently rich in practice but poor in theoretical development. This study is one of the few to critically review entrepreneurship research in H&T. This paper identifies a range of research issues in H&T entrepreneurship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Entrepreneurship research
  • Hospitality
  • Research domain
  • Review
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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