1st Edition

The Rise of Hotel Chains in the United States, 1896-1980

By Paul L. Ingram Copyright 1997

    This title combines history, organizational theory and statistical analysis to examine how chains have come to dominate the hotel industry over the past century. It provides information and insight not only on a major American industry, but also on the rise of chains - a phenomenon increasingly affecting many other industries.

    Figures, Tables, Preface, 1. The Rise of Organizational Forms, 2. The Creation and Change of Environments, 3. Advantages of Hotel Chains, 4. Institutional Change: The Supply of Professional Managers, 5. Technological Change: The Development of Internal Control, 6. Methodological Overview and Data, 7. Mortality of Hotel Chains, 8. Foundings of Hotel Chains, 9. Growth and Decline of Hotel Chains, 10. Comparison to Independent Hotels, 11. Discussion and Conclusion, Notes, References, Index


    Paul L. Ingram