Lecturer in Festival and Event Management
Lecturer in Tourism Management
Lockstone-Binney, L., Robertson, M., & Junek, O. (2013). Emerging knowledge and innovation in event management. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 4(3), (176-178). ISSN 1758-2954
Item is guest editorial. No abstract available.
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
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 ...
Robertson, M., Junek, O., & Lockstone-Binney, L. (2012). Is This for Real? Authentic Learning for the Challenging Events Environment. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 12(3), (225-241). ISSN 1531-3220
This article explores a set of emerging competencies that education providers will be increasingly compelled to consider and, more importantly, embed in their event management...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
To analyse the rise, decline, and rise again of Strathpeffer Spa, c.1850-2014. This project will provide insight into the history and development of a distinctive, business-related highland community...
Qatar National Research Fund
Generate an audit of current activities of various Qatari based institutions (public, private and voluntary sectors) linked to the promotion of green and active living via events.
Elicit constructive ...
Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
J. Ali-Knight, M. Robertson, A. Fyall, & A. Ladkin (Eds.), (2008). International Perspectives of Festivals and Events
In a fast-moving industry where new theory and practice is implemented rapidly, this is essential reading for any advanced student or researcher in festivals and events.
Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A., & Ladkin, &. A. (2009). Introduction: International Perspectives of Festivals and Events : Paradigms of Analysis. In J. Ali-Knight, M. Robertson, A. Fyall, & A. Ladkin (Eds.), International Perspectives of Festivals and Events : Paradigms of Analysis, xix. Oxford, UK: Elsevier
No abstract available
Robertson, M., & Rogers, P. (2008). Festivals, Cooperative Stakeholders and the Role of the Media: A Case Analysis of Newspaper Media. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 9(2-3), (206-224). ISSN 1502-2250
Image, brand narrative and stakeholder collaboration each represent pivotal paradigms in the analysis, evaluation and formation of good management practice for festivals. The ...
Robertson, M., Rogers, P., & Leask, A. (2008). Progressing socio-cultural impact evaluation for festivals. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 1(2), (156-169). doi:10.1080/19407960902992233. ISSN 1940-7963
The research project reported in this paper set out to advance the knowledge base of socio‐cultural festival evaluation and, through industry and academic liaison, produce a r...
Robertson, M., & Rogers, P. (2007). Paths Towards Sustainability: Social Cultural Evaluation of Festivals in Rural and Non-Urban Areas, an Analysis of Media Interpretations. e-Review of Tourism Research, ISSN 1941-5842
The economic and social composition of rural society has changed irrevocably. The role of the market town as economic epicentre of rural wealth has all but completely evaporat...
E. Frew, & M. Robertson (Eds.), (2008). Events and Festivals: Current trends and issues
Events and festivals have an increasingly vital role in our leisure lifestyles. We recognize them as part of our lives. For some, they are a very significant part of our lives...
Robertson, M., Chambers, D., & Frew, E. (2007). Events and festivals: Current trends and issues. Managing Leisure, 12(2-3), (99-101). ISSN 1360-6719
The aim of this special edition of Managing Leisure is to acknowledge the multi-factorial and dynamic nature of events and festivals as research areas. The articles captured i...
Carlsen, J., Ali-Knight, J., & Robertson, M. (2007). Access—A Research Agenda for Edinburgh Festivals. Event Management, 11(1), (3-11). doi:10.3727/152599508783943237. ISSN 1525-9951
Festivals and events have assumed a prominent place in the social and economic fabric of Edinburgh, to a point where it now enjoys a reputation as a leading festival and event...
Smith, M., Carnegie, E., & Robertson, M. (2006). Juxtaposing the timeless and the ephemeral: Staging festivals and events at World Heritage Sites. In A. Leask, & A. Fyall (Eds.), Managing World Heritage Sites, 110-124. Amsterdam: London: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. doi:10.4324/9780080461755
The aim of this chapter is to explore the complex relationship between World Heritage Sites (WHS) and temporary festivals and events, analysing some of the impacts and implica...
M. Robertson (Ed.), (2006). Sporting Events and Event Tourism: impacts, plans and opportunities
No abstract available.
Robertson, M. (2003). Sport and Leisure Narrative. In U. Mc-Mahon-Beattie, & I. Yeoman (Eds.), Sport and Leisure Operations Management, 16-27. Australia: Unite Kingdom: Thomson Reuters
This chapter frames an operational management view by summarising core defintions of the following four elements: 1. values of nature and its resources as a product 2. leisure...
Wardrop, K. M., & Robertson, M. (2003). Edinburgh's Winter Festival. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, J. Ali-Knight, S. Drummond, & U. McMahon-Beattie (Eds.), Festival and Events Management, 346-357. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. doi:10.1016/b978-0-7506-5872-0.50027-2
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
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