Key Concepts in Event Management
- Bernadette Quinn - Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
SAGE Key Concepts series
Event and leisure management | Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Management | Tourism and Society
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multidisciplinary in its scope, this book traces key meanings, practices and policies in a sophisticaed and accessible way.
This is an excellent introduction to a wide range of important concepts that inform the academic analysis of events and festivals.
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.
It is a nice book that provides an overview of key concepts
This book will now be a core text for students' academic study of the events industry
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