From internal brand management to organizational citizenship behaviours: Evidence from frontline employees in the hotel industry

Isabel Buil, Eva Martínez, Jorge Matute

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This paper examines the links between internal brand management, organizational identification, work engagement, and organizational citizenship behaviours in the hospitality industry. A model is proposed and tested using a sample of 323 frontline employees from the main hotel chains operating in Spain. This model includes different dimensions of internal brand management and different manifestations of citizenship behaviours. Data are analysed through the use of partial least squares. The findings confirm that transformational leadership leverages organizational identification and work engagement. However, brand training and brand communications do not directly raise positive emotions in the workplace. The results also suggest that work engagement is a better predictor of citizenship behaviours than organizational identification. Identification influences citizenship behaviours towards the organization. However, this variable does not explain extra-role supportive behaviours towards customers and other employees. These results extend previous research by empirically analysing the effects of internal brand management from the employees' perspective.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)256-271
Nombre de pàgines16
RevistaTourism Management
Volum57
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de des. 2016

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