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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, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
Publication Date: January 2020 ISBN: 978 1 83910 924 9 Extent: c 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 include: Lucia Aquilino, Alexander Bond, Waldemar Cudny, Jelena Đurkin Badurina, Larry Dwyer, Angela Fileno, 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, Enqing Tian, Flávia Ulian, Kylie Wasser, Nicholas Wise
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