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Leadership Roles for Sustainable Development: The Case of a Malaysian Green Hotel

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Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
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The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07100, Kedah, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Timothy Lee
Sustainability 2021, 13(18), 10260; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810260
Received: 6 May 2021 / Revised: 14 August 2021 / Accepted: 9 September 2021 / Published: 14 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Tourism with Event and Convention Industry)
The leadership roles of green hotels are essential for sustainable development because of their contribution to reducing carbon emission, supplying safe food, and managing water resources. However, sustainability education has not adequately integrated entrepreneurial skills to promote green hotel practices towards sustainable development. Therefore, this study explored the leadership roles of the Frangipani Hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia, because it adopted a circular economy in line with the zero-waste concept to develop the environmental and socio-economic condition of the locality. Extensive literature reviews were conducted to explore the transformational leadership roles of the Frangipani hotel for green practices. Interviews with the managing director, general manager, and the head of 10 operating branches of Frangipani also provided information about the green hotel practices to support its leadership roles. Similarly, interviews with the public, private, business, and community stakeholders also supported the transformational leadership roles of Frangipani to integrated green hotel practices with effective multi-stakeholder collaboration for quality control and quality assurance of its green practices. The patience of Frangipani and its roles as a liaison among government, non-government, business, and private and community sectors have been very effective in promoting green practices in the hospitability industry via training and knowledge-sharing. However, the monitoring and evaluation of these green practices are essential, and they can be completed via developing a special key performance index for the effective promotion of green hotels. View Full-Text
Keywords: hospitality industry; Malaysia; leadership roles; climate change; sustainability hospitality industry; Malaysia; leadership roles; climate change; sustainability
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Ahmed, M.F.; Mokhtar, M.B.; Lim, C.K.; Hooi, A.W.K.; Lee, K.E. Leadership Roles for Sustainable Development: The Case of a Malaysian Green Hotel. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10260. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810260

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Ahmed MF, Mokhtar MB, Lim CK, Hooi AWK, Lee KE. Leadership Roles for Sustainable Development: The Case of a Malaysian Green Hotel. Sustainability. 2021; 13(18):10260. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810260

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Ahmed, Minhaz F., Mazlin B. Mokhtar, Chen K. Lim, Anthony W.K. Hooi, and Khai E. Lee 2021. "Leadership Roles for Sustainable Development: The Case of a Malaysian Green Hotel" Sustainability 13, no. 18: 10260. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810260

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