A flexible framework for evaluating the socio-cultural impacts of a small festival

The University of Queensland
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International Journal of Event Management Research, 2005, 1 (1), pp. 66 - 77
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The increasing popularity of festivals and events, coupled with their positive and negative impacts on host communities, has led to a growing body of research on the impacts of festivals and events. As a substantial amount of this research has focused on assessing the economic impacts of festivals, there is growing demand for the measurement of the socio-cultural impacts of these festivals and events. To address this issue a study was conducted that developed a framework for the social impact evaluation of festivals and piloted a tool that measured the community perceptions of socio-cultural impacts.
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