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Configuration of an Integrated Quality-Social Responsibility-Performance Management System in the Hospitality Industry. Case Studies: Balneary Tourism Romania

Department of Financial and Economic Analysis and Valuation, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
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Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7303; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137303
Received: 5 June 2021 / Revised: 23 June 2021 / Accepted: 26 June 2021 / Published: 29 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Destinations Tourism Economics)
The introduction of quality, performance, and social responsibility systems in organizations that are open to learn and wish to permanently improve their activity ensures the sustainable development of those organizations. The purpose of this research is to investigate the characteristics of these three systems in order to identify the common impact areas and the existing interrelations, which would be able to facilitate an integrated approach and create an understanding of equifinalities at the organizational level. Moreover, such an integrated approach highlights the role of economic and financial analysis in the assessment of the quantifiable aspects and the direction in the assessment of the non-quantifiable ones. Through this, we intend to obtain a possible configuration for an integrated quality–performance–social responsibility approach applied to 11 entities in different Romanian health resorts recognized for their natural healing factors. The research was structured on two levels: one addressing the phenomenological approach and one dedicated to the application of the European Foundation for Quality Management. The research presents economic and financial data that are the processed results of a social survey regarding customer satisfaction as well as information from reports provided by internal and financial audit missions. The conclusions of our results reveal three distinct situations: low quality, reduced performance, and stakeholder dissatisfaction; low quality, high performance, and partial stakeholder satisfaction; and appropriate quality, high performance, and adequate stakeholder satisfaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: performance; excellence; quality; social responsibility; stakeholders performance; excellence; quality; social responsibility; stakeholders
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Petcu, M.A.; Sobolevschi-David, M.I.; Curea, S.C. Configuration of an Integrated Quality-Social Responsibility-Performance Management System in the Hospitality Industry. Case Studies: Balneary Tourism Romania. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7303. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137303

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Petcu MA, Sobolevschi-David MI, Curea SC. Configuration of an Integrated Quality-Social Responsibility-Performance Management System in the Hospitality Industry. Case Studies: Balneary Tourism Romania. Sustainability. 2021; 13(13):7303. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137303

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Petcu, Monica A., Maria I. Sobolevschi-David, and Stefania C. Curea. 2021. "Configuration of an Integrated Quality-Social Responsibility-Performance Management System in the Hospitality Industry. Case Studies: Balneary Tourism Romania" Sustainability 13, no. 13: 7303. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137303

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