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Place, values, process and benefits: accounting for the social and cultural future of festivals

  This paper presents outcomes from a project established at the Centre for Festival and Event Management (CFEM) at Napier University Business School.
This set out to advance the methodologies and knowledge base of socio-cultural festival evaluation and, through industry and academic liaison, produce a robust and comprehensive set of indicators. By extending the triple bottom line (TBL) paradigm (Fredline et al., 2003; Fredline et al., 2005), this will develop effective
measurement techniques, conducive to managing competitive and sustainable events and leveraging social as well economic capital in the area they are held (Hede and Jago, 2005; Mossberg and Getz, 2006). Issues relating to place (sense, ownership and opportunity for festivals), process (existing and developing models of analysis relating to socio-cultural influence) and benefits, i.e. factors
that can progress impact analysis towards targeting benefits and mitigation of disbenefits (Carlsen et al., 2007), are discussed.

  • Date:

    31 August 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    GV Recreation Leisure

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338.4791 Tourist industry

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Leask, A., Rogers, P. & Robertson, M. (2008). Place, values, process and benefits: accounting for the social and cultural future of festivals. In Proceeding of the EUTO Conference 2008, 437-469

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Keywords

Festival and Events; Triple Bottom Line; Social and Cultural Benefits and Disbenefits; Indicators, Rating.

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