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Asset-light business model: An examination of investment-cash flow sensitivities and return on invested capital
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the asset-light business model on investment-cash flow sensitivities and return on invested capital in the lodging industry. Little research has explored the link between investment and asset ownership structure. The current study provides an alternative approach to examining investment behavior and return on invested capital, focusing on the unique characteristics of asset ownership among lodging firms. The findings of this study provide important implications for lodging investors and shareholders regarding the strategic use of the asset-light business model for aiding lodging firms’ efficient investments and delivering high return on invested capital.