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.
A timely and up-to-date "go-to" reference work for business events, The Routledge Handbook of Business Events explores and critically evaluates the key debates and controversies inherent to this rapidly expanding subject of study and industry.
Drawing on diverse viewpoints and theoretical perspectives, the book draws wider comparisons to connect event management to larger themes in the social sciences, such as: human-animal relations; nationalism; place branding; economic impacts; event experience; and inclusion and exclusion.
This edited text, intended to support a research-informed approach to learning and teaching, presents an array of concepts, collaborations and in-depth cases related to managing events, festivals and the visitor economy.
This book comprehensively describes, explains, critiques and refines our current perspectives of event leveraging and, in so doing, provides an analytic account of the subject area as a whole, as it concerns the strategic pursuit of attaining and magnifying benefits that derive from events.
This is the first textbook and reference work on evaluation intended for event management and event tourism. Drawing upon generic evaluation theory and methods, event and tourism research and real-world experiences, the author provides concepts and tools needed for the establishment of a comprehensive evaluation system and the implementation of varied evaluation projects.
Organised into three parts, the Research Agenda contains international contributions from academics across tourism, geography, management, psychology and sociology fields. Initially tackling events in society, the book moves on to look specifically at the consumer, and finally examines the event organization.
Trade Shows in the 21st Century by Anne-Sophie Béliard; Sidonie NaulinWhy do professionals keep attending face-to-face industry gatherings when digitization offers cheap, fast and time-saving technological solutions for professional interactions? This book sets out to explain such a phenomenon by analysing the reasons why professionals go to professional events, the role of events on individual careers and the way events can be instrumental in structuring emerging professions and (re)affirming stable, shared professional identities. Showcasing original research on the role of events in the structuration of careers and professions, this book focuses on professional events as a lens to analyse the transformations of professional worlds. It highlights the explanatory effect of career stage on event participation and use and the way events craft sociability to strengthen professions and careers. Different economic sectors are explored including new business lines, such as transmedia, Fab Labs and TV show and globalizing sectors, such as, business representation, fine dining and international trade exhibitions. Mature economic sectors such as craft fairs, film festivals and the events sector itself are also analysed. Providing an empirical and multidisciplinary approach to professional events and a diversity of case studies, this book will be an ideal read for sociologists interested in business, human resources and organization.