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Selling the Subsidiary Businesses

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the significance of the disposal of the British Railways Board's subsidiary businesses. These include British Transport Hotels, Sealink and the harbours, property portfolio, ... More


Housekeeping By Design: Hotels and Labor

David Brody

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389097
eISBN:
9780226389264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this book, author David Brody asserts that hotel workers, and by extension all workers, need to be considered as more than just facilitators of the consumer experience and need to be integrated ... More


A semiotic approach to a legal definition of terrorism

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter proposes a definition of terrorism based on semiotic principles. It uncovers five basic elements of the crime of terrorism that are deeply embedded in each of the many definitions ... More


Three Territorial State Experiences

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines public credit and political representation in three European territorial states: France, Castile, and Holland. It tackles the following question: If having a representative ... More


Prologue: Departures

Evan R. Ward

in Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032290
eISBN:
9780813038995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032290.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

As the tourism infrastructure throughout Latin America improved during the 1940s and 1950s, getting to Latin America also became a more sophisticated—and packaged—cultural experience. In the 1940s, ... More


DECLINE AND FALL

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As 1883 ended, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson again found a haven in Chicago's Palmer House Hotel, short on funds, physically and emotionally drained, and with no clear direction. For five months she ... More


Epilogue

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Financial analysts, local politicians, and regular visitors see the Borgata Hotel, Casino, and Spa as the city's future — a future as bright as the building itself. Civic leaders eagerly await an ... More


Brand Extensions and Customer Loyalty

Chekitan S. Dev

in Hospitality Branding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452031
eISBN:
9780801465703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452031.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

Brand extension is the practice of introducing a new brand (differentiated by market segment) using a well-established brand name as leverage. Most major hotel companies have at least one brand ... More


Brands and adverworlds

Barrie Gunter

in Kids and Branding In A Digital World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097874
eISBN:
9781526104359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097874.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns attentions to the presence of brands in online virtual worlds that take the form of social communities rather than environments in which specific games are played out. While online ... More


“For Your Safety”

David Brody

in Housekeeping By Design: Hotels and Labor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389097
eISBN:
9780226389264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this vignette, Brody recounts his own experience with the management of the Hotel Bel-Air after the fireplace in his room exploded and injured him. Using his own experience as evidence, Brody ... More


Embassy Secretary

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0034
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

If David Hume spent much of his time in Paris wining and dining in high society, frequenting the feminine salons and the masculine gatherings of the philosophes, he was yet able to carry on his ... More


The Development of the Gaming Industry and Its Impact on Land Use

Penny Wan and Francisco V. Pinheiro

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the history of the gaming industry and the effects of the decision to end the monopoly on gaming in 2002 and to grant concessions to foreign companies to operate in Macao. It ... More


There Must Be Harm

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that completely eliminating prostitution would be very dangerous. Indeed, the position of the legislators has not exclusively been to eliminate prostitution's most devastating ... More


General Information

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter lists general information on the San Francisco Bay area such as information services, railroad stations, bus stations, sightseeing buses, airports, taxis, streetcars and buses, bridges, ... More


Labor Strategy and the Politics of Elite Division in Midtown Manhattan

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses a campaign by the New York hotel workers to ensure new hotels built in East Midtown will employ unionized labor and continue to offer decent wages and benefits. This case shows ... More


Global Brand Expansion

Chekitan S. Dev

in Hospitality Branding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452031
eISBN:
9780801465703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452031.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter analyzes foreign market entry strategies for hotel companies. It applies a resource-based perspective to the market entry decision, thereby focusing on three factors: (a) an entering ... More


Brand Positioning

Chekitan S. Dev

in Hospitality Branding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452031
eISBN:
9780801465703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452031.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

A hotel brand's unique selling proposition—the argument it makes to convince travelers to book its hotels instead of someone else's properties—is known as its market position. The position comprises ... More


Brand Franchising

Chekitan S. Dev

in Hospitality Branding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452031
eISBN:
9780801465703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452031.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

The relationship between a hotel franchisor and the franchisees responsible for operating the hotels bearing a franchisor brand's flag is especially important, because local franchisees put into ... More


Seventy-Five Watusi Witch Doctors

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan was hired by Twentieth Century-Fox to stage Cleopatra’s monumental procession into Rome for the film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor. Finishing business at Choreo Enterprises, Inc., a ... More


Films, Visual Images, and Folklórico: Belonging, Difference, and Bodies

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Chapter Seven deals with the period known as the Golden Age (1940 to 1968), contextualizing this with an overview of state policies regarding indigenismo, folklore and folklórico, and the role of ... More


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