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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, D
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, BD
dc.contributor.authorMcLennan, CL
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-04T03:53:52Z
dc.date.available2021-05-04T03:53:52Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2021.104340en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404122
dc.description.abstractMega-events can captivate global audiences, stimulate economies, increase employment and endow host cities with significant tangible and intangible legacies. However, increasing problems of organisational corruption, escalating costs, exaggerated benefit claims and community disruption indicate need for mega-event reform. This conceptual paper supports a reformist agenda by using a core/periphery perspective to describe and analyse mega-event dynamics. The basic mega-event model consists of an inner and outer core which respectively contain the international and host mega-event elite, and a periphery containing the remaining host community. Unsustainable (dystopic) outcomes result when conflict-based interactions occur between a core employing its authoritarian traits and a periphery employing its anarchic traits. Conversely, sustainable (utopic) outcomes result when resolution-based interactions occur between a core employing its efficiency traits and a periphery mobilising its responsive traits. The paper concludes by discussing strategies for achieving the aspirational utopic scenario within a broader framework of enlightened mass tourism.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom104340en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume86en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourismen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506en_US
dc.titleA core/periphery perspective on mega-event sustainability: Dystopic and utopic scenariosen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWeaver, D; Moyle, BD; McLennan, CL, A core/periphery perspective on mega-event sustainability: Dystopic and utopic scenarios, Tourism Management, 2021, 86, pp. 104340en_US
dc.date.updated2021-05-04T03:06:41Z
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gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Brent D.


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