An exploratory study of Greek Millennials in the hotel industry: How do they compare to other

Christina K. Dimitriou, Shane Blum

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been an abundance of studies devoted to American Millennials’ traits and characteristics, comparisons to older generations, and their attitude in the workplace. However, only a few studies have focused on Non-American Millennials’ characteristics and attitudes. This exploratory study is among the first attempts to examine Greek Millennials employed in the hotel industry and determine key motivational factors they value. Furthermore, the study compares Greek Millennials with other generational cohorts in terms of motivational work factors such as pay, opportunities for promotion, and relationships with co-workers and managers. Findings suggest that Greek Millennials value interesting work, appreciation for a job well done, and a work environment that is enjoyable. They also seek opportunities for advancement and promotion within a company and demonstrate surprisingly few differences compared to older generations’ preferences. This study indicates that investi
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-92
JournalInternational Journal of Global Business
StatePublished - Jun 2015

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