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An examination of cost management behavior in small restaurant firms
International Journal of Hospitality Management (2007)
  • A. Kim
  • M. C. Dalbor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Andrew H. Feinstein, San Jose State University
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to test cost management behavior of small restaurant firms and identify whether managers of these small restaurants behave differently depending on their management and ownership structure. The sample was comprised of 87 small restaurant firms identified from the 1998 Survey of Small Business Finances (SSBF). Cost of doing business, size of staff, and five performance measures were used as dependent variables. Independent variables included management and ownership type. Study findings identified significant differences in the profit margin depending on management type and ownership percentage of the primary owner. We also find that the cost of doing business (total expenses) varies depending upon single-family majority/minority ownership and the ownership percentage of the primary owner. The results support the notion that small restaurant firms are operated differently depending on their management and ownership structure.
Publication Date
2007
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Citation Information
A. Kim, M. C. Dalbor and Andrew H. Feinstein. "An examination of cost management behavior in small restaurant firms" International Journal of Hospitality Management Vol. 26 Iss. 2 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_feinstein/5/