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dc.contributor.authorGargalianos, Dimitris
dc.contributor.authorAsimakopoulos, Makis
dc.contributor.authorChelladurai, Packianathan
dc.contributor.authorToohey, Kristine
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-18T00:10:03Z
dc.date.available2017-08-18T00:10:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1943-4308
dc.identifier.doi10.3727/152599515X14297053839575
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141292
dc.description.abstractThe Olympic Games involve many individual and organizational stakeholders as well as an infinite number of tasks requiring technical competence; hence, they are complex to organize. On the other hand, there are constant principles in their organization that are determined by the rules of the 2014 Olympic Charter and the Host City Contract (HCC), which affect the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG), an entity of limited duration established with a single mandate: to organize the Games. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the organizational efforts of an OCOG are guided by Weber's tenets of bureaucracy: division of labor; authority structure; system of abstract rules; impersonality; and technical competence. In order to fulfill this purpose the authors used a case study methodology and investigated the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee of Olympic Games (ATHOC). The methodology also included review of relevant literature and official ATHOC documents, especially the 2004 Official Post Games Report. Moreover, personal experience of the first and second authors, who were contractually involved with the organization of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, was employed. It was concluded that ATHOC used Weber's tenets of bureaucracy to simplify its organizational efforts.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageenglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCognizant Communication Corp.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom175
dc.relation.ispartofpageto185
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEvent Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.titleSimplicity in the Complexity of Organizing the Olympic Games: The Role of Bureaucracy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorToohey, Kristine M.


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