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A Research Agenda for Event Impacts
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A Research Agenda for Event Impacts

9781839109249 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Nicholas Wise, Assistant Professor of Tourism Planning and Development, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, US and Kelly Maguire, Lecturer in Tourism Management, Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, Ireland
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 924 9 Extent: 320 pp
Exploring the social, economic and environmental impacts of events on people, places and communities, this timely Research Agenda highlights the links between theory and practice in event impacts research. Top scholars critically assess events, looking at who benefits from hosting them, and focusing on issues surrounding sustainability, the need to define legacies, and the need to extend regeneration efforts to secure economic and socially sustainable futures.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Exploring the social, economic and environmental impacts of events on people, places and communities, this timely Research Agenda highlights the links between theory and practice in event impacts research. Top scholars critically assess events, looking at who benefits from hosting them, and focusing on issues surrounding sustainability, the need to define legacies, and the need to extend regeneration efforts to secure economic and socially sustainable futures.

The Research Agenda first outlines key theories and concepts in the field, addressing the three impacts recognized in triple bottom line considerations of sustainability. Chapters then move to analyse a range of types and scales of event, including: conventions and business events, sports tourism, cultural and religious events, intangible cultural heritage, and events in rural locations. This forward-looking Research Agenda further analyses event hosting in emerging economy nations, disability access and inclusion, climate change and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covering a broad range of types, scales and settings of events, this will be a crucial read for event studies and event management scholars. The critical insights to practical impacts of events will also be beneficial for policy-makers and event practitioners.
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‘Events and events research face change and challenge as never before. From climate change and cultural heritage to disability, inclusion and place-making, this stimulating and timely book captures their multifaceted nature, using a rich array of case studies to explore potential and risk, offering directions for research, policy and practice.’
– Julie Clark, University of the West of Scotland, UK

‘Event owners and organisers are under increasing pressure to justify the events they stage. This book provides a timely and substantive contribution toward analysing and evaluating the social, economic and environments implications of planning and delivering events, and most importantly how to enhance their contribution to society and mitigate associated risks.’
– Mike Duignan, University of Surrey, UK

‘This timely collection includes valuable insights from across the domain of event studies with contributions from a rich diversity of emerging and senior scholars. The need to move beyond economic impacts is refreshing with contemporary themes of disability, access and inclusion, climate change, and the cultural legacies of events all significant and impactful.’
– Alan Fyall, University of Central Florida, US
Contributors
Contributors: Lucia Aquilino, Alexander Bond, Waldemar Cudny, Jelena Đurkin Badurina, Larry Dwyer, Angela Fileno da Silva, Rafaela Neiva Ganga, Susanne Gellweiler, Tara Fitzgerald, Jeeyeon Jeannie Hahm, Takamitsu Jimura, Jada Lindblom, Landy Di Lu, Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen, Kelly Maguire, Brij Maharaj, Judith Mair, Laura Misener, Daniel Parnell, Erin Pearson, Marko Perić, Enqcultural heritaging Tian, Flávia Ulian, Kylie Wasser, Nicholas Wise
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Contents:

Preface xvii
1 An introduction to A Research Agenda for Event Impacts 1
Nicholas Wise

PART I ASSESSING EVENT IMPACTS
2 Economic impacts of events 19
Larry Dwyer
3 Environmental impacts of events 41
Kelly Maguire
4 Social impacts of events 63
Nicholas Wise, Susanne Gellweiler, and Enqing Tian

PART II RESEARCH THEMES AND CASE EXAMPLES
5 Convention events 85
Jeeyeon Jeannie Hahm
6 Sports tourism and event impacts 97
Marko Perić, Jelena Đurkin Badurina, and Nicholas Wise
7 Religious events and commercialization 107
Flávia Ulian and Angela Fileno da Silva
8 Events and intangible cultural heritage 117
Takamitsu Jimura
9 Transformational atmospheres of international
sporting events 129
Jada Lindblom
10 Rural events and social development 141
Lucia Aquilino
11 Local Authority planning, sustainability, and event
governance 153
Kelly Maguire
12 The impact of events on place branding 169
Waldemar Cudny
13 Mega-event trends and impacts 181
Tara Fitzgerald and Brij Maharaj
14 Postponement of events 193
Alexander Bond, Daniel Parnell, and Jan Andre
Lee Ludvigsen
15 Disability, access, and inclusion 203
Erin Pearson and Laura Misener
16 Events and climate change 215
Judith Mair

PART III GOING FORWARD
17 Evaluating cultural legacy: From policy to
engaged research 229
Rafaela Neiva Ganga
18 A research synthesis of organizational forms for
events legacy delivery 249
Kylie Wasser, Landy Di Lu, and Laura Misener
19 Concluding remarks and event impacts going forward 271
Kelly Maguire

Index 279
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