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Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
(2018). Special Issue: Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6),
Authors are guest editors of a special issue to the journal Event Management.
Lockstone-Binney, L., Holmes, K., & Robertson, M. (2015). Introduction: events in society. Event management, 19(4), 429-431. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599515X14465748512489
Introduction to special issue of the journal Event Management.
Robertson, M., Junek, O., & Lockstone-Binney, L. (2014). Introduction: ProfessIonalIzatIon and event ManageMent. Event Management, 18(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599514x13883555341689
No abstract available. Item is introduction to journal issue.
Robertson, M., & McLachie, J. (2019, May). Business Events - the application of design and transforming access. Paper presented at Atlas Business Tourism 2019 Special Interest Group Conference
This work introduces and critically reviews the changing notion of social responsibility in the behaviour and actions of Business Event provision and its management. In partic...
Robertson, M. (2018, July). Festival leaders and resilient futures: Coast Arts and Local Education. Paper presented at Association of Event Management Educators (AEME) 2018 Event Education & Research: Coming of Age
Visioning is a process which focusses on a preferred future condition (Bazzanella et al., 2012). In the context of a small to medium sized town, economic and social pressures ...
Robertson, M. (2017, July). Review of transformative festival leadership – a learning and teaching discussion. Paper presented at Association of Event Management Educators (AEME) 2017 Event Futures – Innovation, Creativity, Collaboration
A discussion of the linkage between the critical review of research in festival leadership and sustainable management, and critical creativity in Honours year (level 6) learni...
Robertson, M., & Rogers, P. (2008, November). Media Framing and the Perception of the Impacts of Festivals and Events in Rural and Urban Fringe Areas: A Case Study Analysis of Newspaper Coverage. Paper presented at International Tourism and Media Conference, Melbourne
No abstract available.
Robertson, M., & Darby, P. (2007, January). The Rurban Interface ~ investigating the potency of niche sport events as brand narrative for destinations: Case Study: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William, Scotland. Paper presented at International Event Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Carlsen, J., Ali-Knight, J., & Robertson, M. (2007, January). Access: Developing a research agenda for Edinburgh festivals and events. Paper presented at International Event Research Conference., Melbourne, Australia
Robertson, M., Hutton, A., & Brown, S. (2018). Event Design in outdoor music festival audience behaviour (a critical transformative research note). Event Management, 22(6), 1073-1081. doi:10.3727/152599518x15346132863157
This work, a conceptual forward-looking paper, examines the management of audiences at music festivals now and indicates a critical manoeuvre of focus for the future. The theo...
Robertson, M., Ong, F., Lockstone-Binney, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018). Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6), 865-874. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599518x15346132863193
In considering critical event studies, a brief reference to critical pedagogy is made before an initial look at Critical Management Studies (CMS) prior to consideration of Crt...
Newland, B. L., & Robertson, M. (2018). An Exploration of Tourists’ Perceptions of a Rural Mountain Bike Event. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 10(1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.18666/JASM-2017-V10-I1-8324
The natural attributes of rural locations are well suited to sport event tourism and can play a significant role in strategic tourism development in new markets. The purpose o...
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Robertson, M., & Jackson, C. (2018). Event futures: innovation, creativity and collaboration. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 9(2), 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEFM-05-2018-0032
This special issue has at its centre the theme Event Futures: innovation, creativity and collaboration. This theme was the basis of the Association for Events Management Educa...
Robertson, M., Yeoman, I., Smith, K. A., & McMahon-Beattie, U. (2015). Technology, society, and visioning the future of music festivals. Event management, 19(4), (567-587). doi:10.3727/152599515X14465748774001. ISSN 1943-4308
Many music festivals fail because the experiences offered do not ensure relevance and meaning to the attendee. Engagement with new and virtual landscapes and with the enhanced...
Robertson, M., Newland, B., & Darby, P. (2014). An Exploration of a Niche Sport Event’s Role in Visitors’ Perception of a Rural Destination: The Case of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. International journal of sport management, 15(2), 193-218
This article investigates whether a niche sport event in a rural location influences visitor perceptions of a destination. The work explores how rural sport events can affect ...
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...