"A club perspective of sustainability certification schemes in the tourism and hospitality industry" in Journal of Sustainable Tourism 28 (4)
Drawing on club theory, this study examines the challenges and opportunities facing a sustainability certification program, the Green Key scheme, in terms of its recruitment and retention of members within the Dutch tourism and hospitality industry. Extant literature on sustainability certification in this industry tends to focus narrowly on motivations and retention problems at the firm level, or else on drivers of or barriers to the adoption of sustainability certification schemes. The links between scheme design characteristics and scheme effectiveness and their implications for recruitment and retention thus have remained relatively unexamined. To address this gap, this study proposes a theoretical framework that highlights how different design features of sustainability certification schemes might inform the recruitment and retention challenges that scheme managers often face.
Uwafiokun Idemudia is a Professor and Chair of York University’s Department of Social Science.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Mining, the environment, and human rights in Ghana: An area of limited statehood perspective" in Business Strategy and Environment 29 (1) (2020)
- "Survivor's Perceptions of Human Trafficking Rehabilitation Programs in Nigeria: Empowerment or Disempowerment" in Journal of Human Trafficking (2020)
- "Promoting Human Rights Responsibilities: The Experience in Ghana's Gold Mining Industry" in Corporate Actors in Global Governance: Business as Usual or New Deal, 51-74 (2019)
- "Corporate social responsibility and development in Africa: Issues and possibilities,"in Geography Compass 8 (7) (2014)
- "Oil extraction and poverty reduction in the Niger Delta: A critical examination of partnership initiatives" in Journal of Business Ethics 90, 91-116. (2009)