Proactive personality and organisational performance of hotels in Cyprus


  • Foad Irani School of Tourism and Culinary Arts, Final International University, Kyrenia, North Cyprus via Mersin 10, Turkey, Email:
  • Sima Rahimizhian Eastern Mediterranean University, School of Computing and Technology, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Mersin 10, Turkey. Email:
  • Kayode Kolawole Eluwole Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul Gelisim University, Istanbul, Turkey. Email:
  • Taiwo Temitope Lasisi Department of Recreology and Tourism, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Email:



Manager’s proactive personality, service innovation, organisational resilience, organisational performance, hotel industry


This paper investigates the impact of a manager’s proactive personality on organisational performance. Furthermore, this study explores the mediating mechanism of service innovation and the moderating impact of organisational resilience on the relationship between a manager’s proactive personality and organisational performance. The study applies resilience theory to support the proposed framework. Using data from several sources, including hotel managers in Cyprus and their staff, the researchers developed a model to illustrate how managers with proactive personalities contribute to organisational performance. Findings from the structural equation modelling revealed that a proactive personality strongly influences organisational performance. Furthermore, service innovation mediates the relationship between organisational resilience and organisational performance of hotels. Finally, this paper discusses the theoretical and managerial implications and limitations of the study as well as future research possibilities.




How to Cite

Irani, F., Rahimizhian, S. ., Eluwole, K. ., & Lasisi, T. . (2023). Proactive personality and organisational performance of hotels in Cyprus. European Journal of Tourism Research, 34, 3405.