Examining governance and collaboration for enforcement of hotel greening in Gauteng, South Africa: Towards a network governance structure
Keywords:Hotel Greening, Enforcement, Regulation, Governance, South Africa
Greening is an effective way for hotels to minimise their impact on the environment. Studies have shown that many South African hotels have not adopted greening practices because governance and guidance from the South African government are poor. There is also limited academic literature exploring stakeholder relationships and enforcement of greening regulations. This study will provide empirical evidence (via semi-structured interviews) as to the current state of enforcement, focusing on the government, private, non-governmental and public-private sectors. Results show limited collaboration, poor policy direction and inconsistent certification criteria that restrict greening. Implementing network governance will improve collaboration and in turn hotel greening.
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