Demian Hodari

Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne (EHL)

Demian Hodari

Demian Hodari is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. His research focuses on the evolving roles of hotel owners, asset managers and general managers. He regularly presents his research at academic conferences, provides executive education and is a frequent moderator and/or chairperson for industry events.

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Agree to Agree: Aligning Hotel Owners’ and Operators’ Goals

Hotel owners increasingly rely on hotel management companies to operate their hotels through formalized hotel management agreements (HMA). Separating ownership and operations supposedly benefits both parties: owners are able to invest in hotel real estate and access the professional operating expertise of hotel management companies, while operators can generate important income streams, expand any brands they may have, and earn profits, all without having to invest in the underlying real estate.

How Important is Strategic Management Accounting to Hotel Managers?

While hotels have long used traditional management accounting practices, their use of contemporary strategic management accounting (SMA) techniques has not been as widespread. As researchers, this intrigued us because studies conducted outside the hotel industry had found that the relationship between firm strategy and firm performance was significantly enhanced through the use of SMA techniques.

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