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Key Concepts in Event Management

Key Concepts in Event Management

April 2013 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"I found this text to be exactly what we were looking for to give our students a good understanding of the contemporary issues that affect the Events industry. I have recommended this as essential reading. It is well written and the format makes it an easy read raising key issues and challenging theory."

- Tanya Bellingham, School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Plymouth

"An essential events managment reference handbook which addresses a number of key issues within the industry. A very interesting read!"

- Thomas Fletcher, Liverpool John Moores University

In recent years we have seen an enormous growth of festivals and event activity and the literature within the field is consequently huge. In order to make sense of this rapid and dynamic development, students are dependent on a book that can lead them through the myriad of theoretical frameworks offered.

This book naturally situates itself in the middle of this need, offering a comprehensive and illuminating account of the festival and event field. Written with academic rigour yet accessible at the same time, Quinn proves herself to be an outstanding communicator and stimulator of knowledge.

International in content and timely in its up to date coverage of key topics, this will be an invaluable reference source for students from of Event Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, and Sport and Leisure Management.

Community Festivals
Economic Impact
Emerging Economies
European City of Culture
Event Management
Olympic Games
Place Marketing
Power and Politics
Regional Development
Risk Management
Service Quality
Social Capital
Social Function
Social Impact
Sports Events
Sustainable Events

Every student of planned events has to be aware of what others are doing and saying, so a book of this nature is essential reading.

Professor Don Getz
School of Tourism, University of Queensland and Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary

Festivals and events constitute a major area of policy and practice at local, regional and national levels and yet academic explorations of their social, cultural and economic contributions are still in their relative infancy. This volume is to be hugely welcomed as it introduces, defines and reviews the key concepts in a thoroughly accessible way for both students and researchers alike. I anticipate that this will quickly become a key reference guide for events students everywhere.

Professor Nigel Morgan
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Provides a valuable resource for students wanting to clarify terms and to delve deeper into the supporting literature. A useful text for Events courses which considers event concepts from an international perspective and provides links to a number of studies in the event management field.

Debra Wale
University of Wolverhampton

This book is clearly elucidated and the information is very accessible. It should be of interest to a worlwide audience of students, researchers and practitioners in this vital subject area.

Professor Tazim Jamal
Texas A&M University

Multidisciplinary in its scope, this book traces key meanings, practices and policies in a sophisticaed and accessible way.

Professor Deborah Stevenson
University of Western Sydney

This is an excellent introduction to a wide range of important concepts that inform the academic analysis of events and festivals.

Professor Rhodri Thomas
Leeds Beckett University

Bernardette Quinn presents in her book an interesting perspective on events management, with an integrated overview of every single phase of the management process as well as the impacts created in the community....This book, indeed, makes a worthwhile contribution to the field of events management by bringing together in one single volume case studies and examples of different kinds of events worldwide, namely the ones related to the European city of culture, Festivals, Olympic Games or Sport events.

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

It is a nice book that provides an overview of key concepts

Dr Sandhiya Goolaup
Academy of Textile, Engineering and Business, University of Borås
November 26, 2019

This book will now be a core text for students' academic study of the events industry

Mr Kevin Ridley
Management , Newcastle College
May 12, 2016

This book provides a valuable resource for students studying festivals and events, as this is a major policy area at all levels. The case studies and examples used throughout makes a significant contribution to tourism studies and in particular the festival and event sector

Mr Emmet McLoughlin
Marketing Department , Leisure and Tourism, Sligo Institute of Technology
March 3, 2016

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