A framework for monitoring during the planning stage for a sports mega-event

Shang-Chun Ma, David Egan, Ian Rotherham, Shang Min Ma

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Abstract

This paper proposes a monitoring framework to be used during the planning stage for a sports mega-event. The research identifies a lack of monitoring and evaluation studies during the development stage for sports mega-events. Importantly, it notes the absence of research which evaluates an event systematically from the outset of the process and from the perspectives of host residents and event planners. The framework was developed on the basis of the philosophical approach of pragmatism; it focused on a sustainable development perspective, and it was applied to a case study of the Kaohsiung 2009 World Games. A survey of the views of 606 host residents about the potential impacts of the event revealed that the respondents tended to show higher levels of agreement on the host benefits. The results of 38 interviews with various stakeholders indicated big gaps in both the city's long-term development aspirations and the Games themselves and also in the event strategies adopted. Using this information, key sustainability issues can be identified and monitored during the event planning stage so that the desirable outcomes of events can be enhanced and then sustained in the longer term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-96
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Sustainable Tourism
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

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  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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Ma, Shang-Chun ; Egan, David ; Rotherham, Ian ; Ma, Shang Min. / A framework for monitoring during the planning stage for a sports mega-event. In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 79-96.
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In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 79-96.

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