‘Friction’ in cross-cultural service interactions: narratives from guests and service-providers of a five star luxury hotel

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Cheok, Jason (2016) ‘Friction’ in cross-cultural service interactions: narratives from guests and service-providers of a five star luxury hotel. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Service interactions are increasingly cross-cultural as invariably they now involve parties from different cultural groups. Tourism establishments, however, have not always been able to create successful cross-cultural service interactions as negative interactions are widely reported. Negative cross-cultural service interactions affect tourists’ and service hosts’ experiences, and disfavour tourism businesses. Thus, there is a need to understand what factors shape cross-cultural service interactions and how these factors might influence the outcomes of cross-cultural service interactions in international tourism.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/31820
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1504 Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords cultural fiction paradigm, hotels, services, culture, international tourism, tourists,
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