Following on from Research Themes for Tourism, which sought to both provide a snapshot of tourism subjects and provide an overview of major themes for students new to tourism, this book seeks to cover the same ground with events. Events Management as a subject has been well documented from a practical angle; this will be the first book to cover events from a research perspective. Core subjects such as consumer behavior, authenticity and new technologies will be included, and the research angle will be covered by addressing key concepts, theories and discussions centering on these subjects. For example, how has this type of event developed, why has it become successful and what impact does it have? Case studies are also included to provide a well-rounded approach to the subject.
|Publisher:||CAB International North America|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Rebecca Finkel is Programme Leader & Lecturer, Events Management, Queen Margaret University, UK.
David McGillivray is a Reader in Events and Culture in the School of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of the West of Scotland.
Gayle McPherson is Professor of Events and Cultural Policy, University of the West of Scotland, UK.
Peter Robinson is Principal Lecturer and Head of the Leisure Department at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His responsibilities also extend to the management of The Arena Theater, a university owned arts venue. Peter has a background working in tourism and events management in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and his research interests include tourism management, events management, event motivation and community-based and slow tourism. Peter has published a number of edited textbooks, including Operations Management for The Travel Industry (CAB International), Events Management (CAB International) and Research Themes for Tourism (CAB International), together with journal articles, industry publications and presentations at international research and industry conferences. Peter is the West Midlands Representative for the Tourism Management Institute, a member of the Executive Committee for the Association for Event Management Education and is a member of the Education and Training Committee for The Institute of Travel and Tourism.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Events and Community DevelopmentChapter 3: Events and Social CapitalChapter 4: Events and VolunteerismChapter 5: Events and MotivationsChapter 6: Events and Sexual IdentityChapter 7: Events and EconomicsChapter 8: Events and Management Chapter 9: Events and Sport TourismChapter 10: Events and Media SpectacleChapter 11: Events and Political AgendasChapter 12: Events and ResistanceChapter 13: Events and Environmental AwarenessChapter 14: Events and Technology and Social Media Chapter 15 Conclusions