Event management is a ubiquitous word in modern society. The word is used for small business breakfasts, large corporate shows and also for big international sport events, such as the Olympic Games. We all have an idea of what management is, but what is an event?This question and the theories behind the dynamic event industry are summarized in this book. Ultimately, the book combines a range of differing views about best practice and recommended behaviours, it identifies and recommends an event management model that potentially enables small-scale event managers to fully develop the potential of such events. The book reduces the gap between theory and practice and the framework of best practices can be applied to significantly improve the quality of managing similar events in the future.
This volume is conceived as a rami?cation of the eighth conference on Logic and the Foundations of the Theory of Games and Decisions (LOFT8), which took placein Amsterdam,inJuly2008.Inall,61papersweresubmitted to thisevent, of which 48 were presented. This volume is based on a selection of the presented papers and the invited talks: they survived a thorough and lengthy reviewing process. The LOFT conferences have been a regular biannual event since 1994. The ?rstconference washosted by the Centre Internationalde RecherchesMathe- tiques in Marseille (France),the next four took place at the InternationalCentre for Economic Research in Turin (Italy), the sixth conference was hosted by the Graduate School of Management in Leipzig (Germany), the seventh took place at the University of Liverpool (UK) and LOFT8 was organized at the ILLC in 1 Amsterdam. The LOFT conferences are interdisciplinary events that bring together - searchers from a variety of ?elds: computer science, economics, game theory, linguistics, logic, multi-agent systems, psychology, philosophy, social choice and statistics. Its focus is on the general issue of rationality and agency. In the last decade, there has been a ?oroushing activity in exactly the kind of areas that LOFT aims to address, which is demonstrated by not only the number of s- missions to LOFT8, but also the fact that the conference is becoming more and more a home for a large group of researchers, rather than a host for passersby from di?erent disciplines.
This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world's premier event for Para sport athletes. Noting a lack of research into how these games are planned and managed, the authors of this contributed volume discuss how the Paralympics are essentially different to the Olympics and what this means for their management. Managing the Paralympics explores how the organizers and connected stakeholders effectively organize and deliver the Paralympics, taking into account what has been learned from previous events. Including emergent models of best practice from event management, project management and sport management literature, the book gives an insight into the planning of one of the world's biggest sporting events that encompasses ten impairment types and multiple sport classes within sports.
Event management is a ubiquitous word in modern society. The word is used for small business breakfasts, large corporate shows and also for big international sport events, such as the Olympic Games. We all have an idea of what management is, but what is an event? This question and the theories behind the dynamic event industry are summarized in this book. Ultimately, the book combines a range of differing views about best practice and recommended behaviours; it identifies and recommends an event management model that potentially enables small-scale event managers to fully develop the potential of such events. The book reduces the gap between theory and practice and the framework of best practices can be applied to significantly improve the quality of managing similar events in the future.
This book ... adds to the impressive 'legacy' of learning which is still emerging from the successful delivery of the London 2012 construction programme. The authors combine the reforming zeal of a champion for change, who was there every step of the way, with academic rigour, and the result is delivered with impressive passion and commitment to the topic ... All spenders and suppliers need to read this, to understand how conventional understandings of procurement fall so dramatically short when applied to high value-high risk acquisitions, which invariably is what large construction projects represent.' Don Ward, Chief Executive, Constructing Excellence, UK Successful construction is often attributed to one or more aspects of the delivery process from good planning, design and clever engineering to efficient project management and quality construction. Before any of these disciplines can begin, they all require some form of procurement to select the team or supply chain to meet a client's or a project's specific requirements. The concept of PSE - Purchase and Supplier Engineering - originated in the procurement of the construction and infrastructure required to stage the 30th Olympiad in London during 2012. At the time of writing PSE has successfully delivered almost £25bn of public procurement meeting client and project requirements and without legal challenge. The construction of the venues and infrastructure needed to stage London 2012 was such a resounding success that it boosted not only the reputation of the UK construction industry but also the confidence of the UK population in the country's ability to organise, build and run a major international event. Its success has been lauded as something from which clients and industry could learn. The ODA has established a comprehensive and informative body of evidence as part of a Learning Legacy. While the ODA is well aware of the many elements of the procurement and supply chain management, the complete end to end concept of how the Olympic supply chain procurements were managed has until now not been captured. For example, how does one buy the stage for an Olympic Games? How does one manage the details of thousands of contracts and the many firms of contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers and ensure that no one organisation adversely affects any other to the detriment of the programme? How are a client's requirements beyond those of the capital asset realised as part of the investment? How does one measure programme exposure, or manage performance? How does one measure capacity and the ability of firms to cope with the work and manage the risks involved? Programme Procurement in Construction: Learning from London 2012 covers the planning and preparation of a programme's procurement processes from understanding and developing the client's requirements, to monitoring performance based on the benchmarks contractors set out in their own tender submissions. The emphasis is on a close attention to detail to avoid surprises, while keeping a focus on the total programme. Purchase and Supplier Engineering provides an overview of managing the interest of firms in participating and the resulting capacity and workloads of all suppliers, including the main contractors and the critical subcontractors and material suppliers. Offering techniques, tips and lessons learnt from the implementation of PSE on London 2012 and Crossrail, this book is aimed at public and private sector clients, developers, senior management and those businesses and professionals involved in undertaking the procurement, supply chain management and delivery of multiple construction projects or complex major construction programmes.
Events Management is the must-have introductory text providing a complete A-Z of the principles and practices of planning, managing and staging events. The book: introduces the concepts of event planning and management presents the study of events management within an academic environment discusses the key components for staging an event, covering the whole process from creation to evaluation examines the events industry within its broader business context, covering impacts and event tourism provides an effective guide for producers of events contains learning objectives and review questions to consolidate learning. Each chapter features a real-life case study to illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context, as well as preparing students to tackle any challenges they may face in managing events. Examples include the Beijing Olympic Games, Google Zeitgeist Conference, International Confex, Edinburgh International Festival, Ideal Home Show and Glastonbury Festival. Carefully constructed to maximise learning, the text provides the reader with: asystematic guide to organizing successful events, examining areas such as staging, logistics, marketing, human resource management, control and budgeting, risk management, impacts, evaluation and reporting fully revised and updated content including new chapters on sustainable development and events, perspectives on events, and expanded content on marketing, legal issues, risk and health and safety management acompanion website for lecturers and students which includes PowerPoint slides, extra case studies and multiple choice questions to aid both teaching and learning.
The hosting of sports events â&#8364;&#8220; whether large international events, or smaller niche events â&#8364;&#8220; can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the local environment, economy and society. Strategic Sports Event Management provides students and event managers with an insight into the strategic management of sports events of all scales and types, from international mega-events to school sports. Combining a unique conceptual framework with a practical, step-by-step guide to planning, organising, managing and evaluating events, the book explains the importance of adopting a strategic approach, showing how to implement strategies that lead to successful outcomes over the short and long-term. This fully revised and updated third edition uses international case studies in every chapter, from the NBA and NFL to Formula One and the English Premier League, offering real-world insight into both larger and smaller events. In addition, woven throughout the book are a series of in-depth studies of the London Olympic Games, the ultimate sporting event and an important point of reference for all practising and aspiring event managers.The book covers every key aspect of the sports event management process, including sports organizations, such as the IOC, FIFA and IAAF, and their interactions with event partners, the media and promoters short-term and long-term benefits of the planning process event impact and legacy operational functions including finance, ticketing, transport, venues, IT, human resources, and security marketing and communications, including social networking and new media the bidding process research and evaluation. Strategic Sports Event Management is the leading sports event management textbook and is now accompanied by a companion website containing a range of additional teaching and learning features. The book is important reading for all students of sport management or event management, and all practising event managers looking to develop their professional skills..
From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events, including one-off and recurring events, and single-sport and multi-sport events. The book adopts a unique stakeholder perspective, structured around the groups and individuals who have an interest in and co-create sports events, including organising committees, promoters, sport organisations, spectators, community groups, sponsors, host governments, the media and NGOs. Each chapter addresses a specific stakeholder, defines that stakeholder and its relationships with sports events, describes the managerial requirements for a successful event, assesses current research and directions for future research, and outlines the normative dimensions of stakeholder engagement (such as sustainability and legacy). No other book takes such a broad view of sports event management, surveying key theory, current research, best practice, and moral and ethical considerations in one volume. With contributions from leading sport and event scholars from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport management, sport development, sport policy or events.
The proceeding is a collection of research papers presented at the International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology (ICoSSEET2014), a conference dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of sports science, exercise, sports engineering and technology including other areas of sports, thereby presenting a consolidated view to the interested researchers in the aforesaid fields. The goal of this conference was to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on the scope of the conference and establishing new collaborations in these areas. The topics of interest are as follows but are not limited to:1. Sports and Exercise Science &#8226; Sports Nutrition &#8226; Sports Biomechanics &#8226; Strength and Conditioning &#8226; Motor Learning and Control &#8226; Sports Psychology &#8226; Sports Coaching &#8226; Sports and Exercise Physiology &#8226; Sports Medicine and Athletic Trainer &#8226; Fitness and Wellness &#8226; Exercise Rehabilitation &#8226; Adapted Physical Activity / Disability Sport &#8226; Physical Education &#8226; Dance, Games and Play 2. Sports Engineering and Technology Application &#8226; Sports Equipment Mechanics &#8226; Athlete Analysis and Measurement &#8226; Instrumentation and Measurement in Sports &#8226; Fluid Dynamics in Sports &#8226; Computational Modeling in Sports 3. Sports Industry and Management &#8226; Sports Event &#8226; Sports Management &#8226; Sports Tourism &#8226; Sports Marketing &#8226; Sports Ethics and Law &#8226; Sports Sociology &#8226; Outdoor and Recreation Management &#8226; Inclusive Recreation &#8226; Leisure