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On the move: Using the escalator region theory to explain labour instability in Darwin's hospitality industry

Chalkiti, Kalotina (2011). On the move: Using the escalator region theory to explain labour instability in Darwin's hospitality industry. In: CAUTHE 2011 National conference: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, 8-11 February 2011.

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Author Chalkiti, Kalotina
Title On the move: Using the escalator region theory to explain labour instability in Darwin's hospitality industry
Conference Name CAUTHE 2011 National conference: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend
Conference Location University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
Conference Dates 8-11 February 2011
Conference Publication Title CAUTHE 2011 National conference: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA
Publisher University of South Australia: School of Management
Publication Year 2011
ISSN 987-0-9870507-0-0   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 67
End Page 80
Total Pages 13
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of socio‐spatial mobility frameworks as a way to study and monitor labour instability in hospitality in order to better understand how labour instability manifests itself in tourist destinations with particular workforce characteristics. Evidence from Darwin's hospitality industry is presented to showcase the value of socio‐spatial mobility research in the study of labour instability and argue that Darwin attracts a workforce that is unlikely to stay. Future research in hospitality could focus on modelling labour instability through the escalator region theory to identify the degrees of labour instability in certain destinations based on the workforce they attract, thereby encouraging businesses to consider strategies that support their operation in unstable labour environments.
 
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