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Progressing socio-cultural impact evaluation for festivals

Journal Article
Robertson, M., Rogers, P., & Leask, A. (2009)
Progressing socio-cultural impact evaluation for festivals. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 1(2), 156-169. https://doi.org/10.1080/19407960902992233
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...

Sustainable festivals and events – an inquiry of leadership and futures

Thesis
Robertson, M. J. (2016)
Sustainable festivals and events – an inquiry of leadership and futures. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/979708
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discussion with regard to sustainability in which th...

An Exploration of Tourists’ Perceptions of a Rural Mountain Bike Event

Journal Article
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...

Technology, society, and visioning the future of music festivals

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599515X14465748774001
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...

Signals and Signposts of the Future: Literary Festival Consumption in 2050

Journal Article
Robertson, M., & Yeoman, I. (2014)
Signals and Signposts of the Future: Literary Festival Consumption in 2050. Tourism Recreation Research, 39(3), 321-342. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2014.11087004
This conceptual paper uses a scenario planning process to facilitate possible futures for literary festivals, a form of festival tourism that has grown rapidly in the develope...

Scenarios for the future of events and festivals: Mick Jagger at 107 and Edinburgh Fringe

Book Chapter
Yeoman, I., Robertson, M., McMahon-Beattie, U., & Musarurwa, N. (2014)
Scenarios for the future of events and festivals: Mick Jagger at 107 and Edinburgh Fringe. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, U. McMahon-Beattie, E. Backer, & K. Smith (Eds.), The Future of Events and Festivals. , (36-50). (1). Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis
Introduction: a tipping point The power of festivals and events is multifarious. As both historic artefacts and barometers of current beliefs, opinions and the state of societ...

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

Journal Article
Robertson, M., Newland, B. L., & 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 ...

The Motives of Ambassadors in Bidding for International Association Meetings and Events

Journal Article
Lockstone-Binney, L., Whitelaw, P., Robertson, M., Junek, O., & Michael, I. (2014)
The Motives of Ambassadors in Bidding for International Association Meetings and Events. Event Management, 18(1), 65-74. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599514x13883555341931
As destinations contest the rights to host international association-based meetings and events, competitive points of difference in the bidding process can mean the success or...

Introduction: ProfessIonalIzatIon and event ManageMent

Journal Article
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.

Cognitive map(s) of event and festival futures

Book Chapter
Yeoman, I., Robertson, M., & Wheatley, C. (2014)
Cognitive map(s) of event and festival futures. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, U. M. -. Beattie, E. Backer, & K. A. Smith (Eds.), The Future of Events and Festivals. , (271-314). Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis
The future cannot be forecasted with a high degree of certainty and precision (Eden and Ackermann 1998); however, understanding the environment and context as explanation is a...

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