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Event studies: finding fool's gold at the rainbow's end?

  Purpose
The aim of this opinion piece is to seek to cast a critical eye over the event studies field to chart its progress as an emerging area of study, relative to its close relations tourism, hospitality and leisure.
Design/methodology/approach
Viewpoint approach.
Findings
The paper highlights various challenges that event educators and researchers face in advancing event studies to discipline status.
Originality/value
It is timely that, as the quantum of event research and the number of event management education programmes surge, those involved in the field engage in greater critical introspection. This opinion piece attempts to provide such a reflective insight, which has been largely absent from the event studies literature to date.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    11 October 2013

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Emerald

  • DOI:

    10.1108/ijefm-06-2013-0014

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1108/IJEFM-06-2013-0014

  • ISSN:

    1758-2954

  • Library of Congress:

    GV Recreation Leisure

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338.4791 Tourist industry

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)

Citation

Baum, T., Lockstone-Binney, L., & Robertson, M. (2013). Event studies: finding fool's gold at the rainbow's end?. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 4(3), (179-185). ISSN 1758-2954

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Keywords

tourism; event management; hospitality; leisure; event studies

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