The legacy-factor: Towards conceptual clarification in the sport event context

Publisher:
Australian Centre for Event Management
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Sustainable Development and Events - Proceedings of ACEM 5th International Event Management Summit, 2009, pp. 360 - 374
Issue Date:
2009-01
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Public policy planners and event organisers are increasingly promoting potential economic, tourism, social, and/or environmental legacies to justify significant investments required to host special events. Within the context of special events, legacy is recognised as the long-term outcomes for a host city from staging an event (Hiller, 2003; Preuss, 2007). The notion of legacy has emerged in the events field surrounding the strategic use of events in achieving outcomes for host cities. However, this is complicated by inconsistent conceptualisations of legacy across academic and industry practice.
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