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Market orientation practices among small and medium hotels (SMHs) in tourist destination Island of Langkawi


Ab. Latif, Abdul Aziz and Omar, Hamzah and Othman, Ismail (2000) Market orientation practices among small and medium hotels (SMHs) in tourist destination Island of Langkawi. In: Seminar Penyelidikan Universiti Utara Malaysia 1999, 1999, Pusat Konvensyen Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to investigate the underlying components of market orientation practices and their effect on the small and Medium Hotels (SMHs) performance on tourist destination island of langkawi. Fifty SMHs were randomly selected from a sampling frame of a list of SMHs registered with Malaysian Tourism Board. For data collection purposes, structured questionnaires were personally delivered and collected. Rotated component data collection purposes, structured questionnaires were personally delivered and collected. Rotated component matrix factor analysis of the data extracted four underlying factors which which explain seventy nine point four six percent of the total variances and alpha reliability coefficient of ninety eight percent. Those components were named as customer orientation, inter-functional orientation, and competitor orientation. One sample Kalmogorov-Smirnoy Test indicates that SMHs in Langkawi practices market orientation in their operations and businesses.However, the finding of the study showed that their performances in 1998 are lower than in 1997. We believed that this outcome is due the effect of national and regional economic downturn in 1998.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9832078121 Anjuran: Pusat Penyelidikan dan Perundingan, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Abdul Aziz Ab Latif
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2012 01:57
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2012 02:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6680

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