Research Themes for Events

December 2013
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  • Published
    5th December 2013
  • ISBN 9781780642529
  • Language English
  • Pages 192 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

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.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Events and Community Development
Chapter 3: Events and Social Capital
Chapter 4: Events and Volunteerism
Chapter 5: Events and Motivations
Chapter 6: Events and Sexual Identity
Chapter 7: Events and Economics
Chapter 8: Events and Management
Chapter 9: Events and Sport Tourism
Chapter 10: Events and Media Spectacle
Chapter 11: Events and Political Agendas
Chapter 12: Events and Resistance
Chapter 13: Events and Environmental Awareness
Chapter 14: Events and Technology and Social Media Chapter 15 Conclusions

Rebecca Finkel

Rebecca Finkel is Programme Leader & Lecturer, Events Management, Queen Margaret University, UK.

David McGillivray

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

Gayle McPherson is Professor of Events and Cultural Policy, University of the West of Scotland, UK.

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is Head of the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to entering academia Peter gained experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors within tourism, hospitality and events management, including senior management roles with The National Trust and Derby University as Tourism Projects Manager overseeing a range of EU funded business support projects.

Peter has worked as a business development consultant (mainly within the leisure sector) with a number of high profile clients across the UK. Peter has gained experience developing businesses in the tourism, events, automotive, retail and IT sectors. He is currently a Trustee of the Carpet Museum in Kidderminster and Elvaston Castle and Gardens Trust.

He is a member of the Tourism Society and the Tourism Management Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Travel and Tourism Management (and a member of the ITT Education and Training Committee). He is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.