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Key Concepts in Event Management



© 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.
 
Introduction
 
Authenticity
 
Bidding
 
Community Festivals
 
Definitions
 
Economic Impact
 
Emerging Economies
 
European City of Culture
 
Evaluation
 
Event Management
 
Experience
 
Festival
 
Identity
 
Innovation
 
Leveraging
 
Marketing
 
MICE /MEEC
 
Motivation
 
Olympic Games
 
Place Marketing
 
Planning
 
Policy
 
Power and Politics
 
Regeneration
 
Regional Development
 
Risk Management
 
Service Quality
 
Social Capital
 
Social Function
 
Social Impact
 
Sponsorship
 
Sports Events
 
Stakeholders
 
Sustainable Events
 
Tourism
 
Volunteering

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

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 2, 2016

An essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Highly recommended.

Dr Claudia Sima
Dept of Tourism & Leisure Management, University of Central Lancashire
December 9, 2015

Excellent book for both event studies students and academics. It provides a comprehensive insight into a wide range of event management issues.

Ms Kelly Maguire
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
November 24, 2015

At present the planned HND in Event and Hospitality Management is not running but when it does on we anticipate adopting this book.

Miss Sue Mather
School of Business and Management, St Helens College
October 12, 2015

Some key factors relevant in the Event Management industry are detailed well within this text.

Many modern day mega events are used as key reference and would therefore be a useful read for potential students studying modules within this industry.

Mr Mark Treagust
Dept of Applied Health Sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
May 18, 2015

This book is a very good book.
Very useful to students.

Mrs Tawa Edwards
Year 0, Greenwich School of Management
March 13, 2015

This is an excellent text for any researcher or student and makes a major contribution to anyone's library.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , University College Birmingham
December 22, 2014

Many of my students have a real interest in Event Management so this well written text book will be a very useful resource for them.

Ms Rita Walsh
School of Business, Royal Agricultural College
September 19, 2014

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Bernadette Quinn

Bernadette Quinn has a PhD in Human Geography from University College Dublin. She currently lectures and researches in the Department of Tourism at the Dublin Institute of Technology.  The nature and meaning of festivals and festivity in contemporary society has been a key research interest and her work on the topic has been published in a number of international journals including Urban Studies, Social and Cultural Geography, Tourism Geographies, Event management and the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. Other research interests include the relationship between culture and tourism, leisure and social... More About Author

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