4th Edition

Event Management in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Theoretical and Practical Dimensions

Edited By Cheryl Mallen, Lorne J. Adams Copyright 2024
    302 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Now in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, Event Management in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for planning and managing events at all levels, from smaller local events to mega-events.

    Focusing on the role of event manager and their diverse facilitation responsibilities through each phase of the event planning process, the book is designed to encourage critical thinking, to help the reader to become an adaptable and capable manager ready to cope with the constantly evolving challenges of the contemporary events landscape. The book begins with an updated chapter on the types of knowledge in event management, posing questions that help readers to understand their current knowledge, to decide what they need to pursue, and to advance their knowledge strategies. Containing a rich array of international, real-world case studies, data, and practical examples, from traditional and niche sport, recreation, and tourism contexts, this fourth edition is enhanced by a completely new chapter on practical advances in environmental sustainability that provides an overview of research as well as strategies for moving forward. The book goes further than any other event management textbook in placing social, ethical, and environmental responsibilities at the centre of the event planning process.

    Event Management in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism is an essential reading for any student or practitioner working in event management, sport management, leisure management, outdoor recreation, or tourism.

    1          Hosting Traditional and Niche Events in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism: Knowledge Required for Success in Practice

    Cheryl Mallen

    2          Building Fundamental Knowledge to be a Facilitator of Events

    Amy Cunningham and Dr. Joanne MacLean

    3          The Development Phase of the Event Planning Model

    Maureen Connolly and Lorne J. Adams

    4          The Event Operational Planning Phase of the Event Planning Model

    Cheryl Mallen

    5          Issues and Management Strategies in Event Operational Planning

    Nicole Greco and Cheryl Mallen

    6          The Event Implementation, Monitoring, and Management Phase of The Event Planning Model

    Lorne J. Adams

    7          The Event Evaluation and Renewal Phase of the Event Planning Model

    Scott Forrester and Lorne J. Adams

    8          Safeguarding the Natural Environment in Event Management

    Greg Dingle, Chris Chard, and Matt Dolf

    9          Environmental Sustainability in Sport, Recreation and Tourism: “You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet”

    Cheryl Mallen, Justine Schwende, and Efthalie (Elia) Chatzigianni

    10        Event Bidding

    Cheryl Mallen

    11        Politics in Event Bidding and Hosting

    Trish Chant-Sehl

    12        Facilitating Quality in Event Management    

    Craig Hyatt and Chris Chard

    13        Conclusions

    Lorne J. Adams


    Cheryl Mallen is Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Management at Brock University, Canada. Her research involves knowledge, event management, and environmental sustainability. She is well published, with articles in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, and European Sport Management Quarterly, as well as other journal outlets.

    Lorne J. Adams is Associate Professor (Retired) in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University, Canada. He is the recipient of four teaching awards, including the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship. He has been a coach and served as Athletic Director for 10 years.