Catherine Mbidde Nabawanuka, Seoki Lee
Jun 1, 2009
International Journal of Hospitality Management
Abstract With 1615 timeshare resorts and 176,232 units in the U.S. in 2006 and making an economic impact of approximately $92 billion on the U.S. economy in 2005, the timeshare industry has proved as one of the fastest growing segments of the hospitality and travel industry. However, little research has investigated the impacts of timeshare operations on lodging firms’ financial issues. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of timeshare operation on lodging firm's financial value, risk and accounting performance. Findings suggest that the existence of an inverted U-shaped relationship between timeshare operation and lodging firm value; however timeshare operation shows a U-shaped relationship with ROE and no relationship with risk.