Received: 2021-02-20  |  Accepted: 2021-05-03  |  Published: 2021-06-30

Title

Sustainable leadership and sustainable performance of hospitality firms in South Africa


Abstract

Sustainable leaders use the resources of their organisations to solve environmental and social challenges while generating value for the shareholders. This study investigated the relationship between sustainable leadership and sustainable performance of hospitality firms. Financial, social, and environmental indicators were used to measure sustainable performance. The study used the quantitative research method and the cross-sectional survey method was used to collect data from 192 respondents. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, and regression analysis were used for data analysis. The results indicated significant positive relationships between sustainable leadership and financial, social, and environmental performance of hospitality firms. Recommendations to improve sustainable leadership in hospitality firms include a training and a reward system that focuses on sustainable leadership and performance. Limitations and areas for further study are discussed.


Keywords

sustainable leadership, sustainable performance, hospitality, tourism, South Africa


JEL classifications

M14


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/843


DOI


Pages

610-621


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Fatoki, Olawale
University of Limpopo, Mankweng, South Africa https://www.ul.ac.za
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

8


Number

4


Issue date

June 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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