130 Pages
    by Routledge

    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    Events are increasingly used instrumentally to achieve goals of society such as cultural development, destination branding or economic development. Event impacts are, however, routinely measured from a purely economic perspective. Event Impact fills an important niche and a void in the literature on events by taking a holistic approach, incorporating issues like value creation, experiential value, value measurement, sustainability and impact assessment. It is one of the first books devoted to comprehensively dealing with the subject of event impacts, combining the ideas of an international group of academics to tackle an expanding area of research that cannot be met by the work of a single researcher. Methodological concepts such as triple impact assessment, cost–benefit analysis, travel cost method and Q-sort are combined, applied and tested in an event context, creating a unique book that broadens and deepens our knowledge about event impacts theoretically, methodologically as well as empirically. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism.


    1. Subjects and objects of event impact analysis
      John Armbrecht and Tommy D. Andersson
    2. Articles

    3. Economic evaluation of special events: Reconciling economic impact and cost–benefit analysis
      Larry Dwyer, Leo Jago, Peter Forsyth
    4. Estimating and comparing demand for a music event using stated choice and actual visitor behaviour data
      Tobias Heldt and Reza Mortazavi
    5. Can major sport events attract tourists? A study of media information and explicit memory
      Arne M. Ulvnes and Harry Arne Solberg
    6. Triple impact assessments of the 2013 European athletics indoor championship in Gothenburg
      Tommy D. Andersson, John Armbrecht and Erik Lundberg
    7. Bidding for Success? Impacts of the European Capital of Culture Bid
      Greg Richards, Lénia Marques
    8. Likert scale versus Q-table measures – a comparison of host community perceptions of a film festival
      Michaela Havlíková
    9. Participants’ benefits from visiting a food festival – the case of the Stavanger food festival (Gladmatfestivalen)
      Ambassador Rezene Meretse, Reidar J. Mykletun and Kari Einarsen


    John Armbrecht, PhD, is Head of the Centre for Tourism and researcher at the School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden. He received his PhD in marketing and has mainly published research on experiential and non-use values within areas like cultural tourism, cultural economics and event and festival economics.

    Tommy D. Andersson, PhD, is a Senior Professor in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Gothenburg University, Sweden, and Professor II at Molde University College, Norway. He received his PhD in managerial economics and has been interested in economic impact analysis, event management and cost–benefit analysis. Most of his publications are in the area of event research and food tourism research.