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The value of events

The value of events

Lundberg, Erik

The Value of Events fills an important niche in the literature on events, being the first book to comprehensively deal with the subject of value creation and measurement, as opposed to impact assessment and programme evaluation. Value creation and measurement is often done routinely from specific perspectives such as tourism, event management, corporate marketing, or customer satisfaction. However, there exist a number of discourses on value and evaluation that have not yet received adequate attention, including the justification of governmental intervention and the costs and benefits of hosting major events. This edited book, written by an international group of academics with expertise in the relevant fields of events, tourism, sport and culture, offers new insight into events and their relationship to sustainability, social responsibility, cultural and social value. Fostering debate in the context of conceptual thinking, philosophising, multiple stakeholder perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches, it challenges the events industry, students, policy-makers and strategists with new perspectives on value, with implications for impact forecasting and assessment. This is a book for all students pursuing degrees in fields where planned events are important topics, while being of great interest to researchers, policy-makers, evaluators and organisers/managers of planned events. Within a subject in need of further attention, The Value of Events offers the most comprehensive overview of event value to date

eBook, Hardback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by John Armbrecht, Erik Lundberg, Tommy D. Andersson and Donald Getz
ISBN: 1138678414, 1315558955, 9781138678415, 9781315558950
Physical Description: xv, 202 pages.
Series: Routledge advances in event research series


  1. List of figures
  2. List of tables
  3. Notes on contributors
  4. Preface
  6. 1. Definitions and meanings of value
  7. Donald Getz, Tommy D. Andersson, John Armbrecht and Erik Lundberg
  8. 2. The value of events and festivals in the age of austerity
  9. Emma Wood
  10. Part I Value creation of events
  11. 3. Exploring consumers' value co-creation in a festival context using a socio-cultural lens
  12. Sandhiya Goolaup and Lena Mossberg
  13. 4. Successful event–destination collaboration through superior experience value for visitors
  14. Nina K. Prebensen
  15. 5. Creating network value: the Barcelona Sónar Festival as a global events hub
  16. Greg Richards and Alba Colombo
  17. Part II Assessing the value of events
  18. 6. The Use and non-use values of events: a conceptual framework
  19. Tommy D. Andersson, John Armbrecht and Erik Lundberg
  20. 7. Event evaluation: approaches and new challenges
  21. Larry Dwyer and Peter Forsyth
  22. 8. Economic valuation of events: combining methods based on revealed, stated and subjective preference data
  23. Reza Mortazavi and Tobias Heldt
  24. 9. Valuing the inspirational impacts of major sports events
  25. Girish Ramchandani, Richard Coleman, Larissa Davies, Simon Shibli and Jerry Bingham
  26. 10. Understanding the value of events for families, and the impact upon their quality of life
  27. Raphaela Stadler and Allan Jepson
  28. Part III Conclusions
  29. 11. A synthesis, summaries and some ontological propositions
  30. Donald Getz, Tommy D. Andersson, John Armbrecht and Erik Lundberg
  32. Index