Local hosted accommodation Community of Practice: Challenges and issues

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
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Conference Proceeding
978-0-9870507-9-3, 2016, pp. 828 - 835
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This is working paper which explores a group of home-based accommodation operators in rural Iran. With the aim of linking those operators who use local cultures in hosting guests, these operators have in recent years formed a Group amongst themselves; the Local Hosted Accommodation Group. This paper discusses how the Group can be seen as a community of practice. Issues and challenges faced by the Group members are presented and discussed using the literature on community of practice. Issues include conflicts and disagreements, membership, power, collective/individual identities, and legitimacy. Statements made by the Group members are presented throughout the paper in support of the discussions.
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