Michael B. Duignan
Michael B. Duignan is a Reader in Events at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, UK. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer in Management and formerly Program Director of the MSc International Events Management and MSc Sport Management at Coventry Business School, Coventry University, UK. He has held visiting positions at Pace University (New York), Berlin School of Economics and Law (Berlin, Germany), and Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). His work spans across management, organizational, and development studies, specifically examining the relationship between events, local communities, urban development, and the visitor economy. Most of his work focuses on large scale events like the Olympics and the cities and urban neighbourhoods that play host. He frequently works with global organizations like the International Olympic Committee and regional events organizations to evaluate the impact and legacy of sports and cultural events. To date, his case study work spans across London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games (e.g. Gold Coast 2018), and regional events.