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Events Mismanagement

Learning from failure

Tim Brown, Phil Higson, Lindsey Gaston

ISBN: 9781915097101 HBK; 9781915097118 PBK; 9781915097125 eBook
DOI: 10.23912/9781915097101-4980


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Events MIsmanagement is unique text as it looks at events from a very different perspective – that of how and why events fail and what can be learnt from this in both a practical and academic perspective.

Using a wealth of international case studies and examples, the text examines:
  • Why events fail
  • What can we learn from event failure
  • How we can improve practice through learning about event failure
  • How events can be safer / risk adverse
  • How to reduce the chance of events failing
  • A wide range of international examples appealing to a wider audience

Each chapter is designed to explore different aspects of how and why events fail and what we can learn from these. Many events fail due to poor planning or human failure and this new text is aimed at understanding how to overcome these issues or reduce the likelihood of failure in the future.

The volume provides a case study approach to the event planning process with the cases illustrating how core planning theory and concepts fails to emerge in practice and why. This provides a consistent thread throughout the entire text to link each chapter succinctly.

Due to publish May 2022

Table of contents

Preface; Ch 1 Learning from Events Mismanagement (Phil Higson); Ch 2 Stakeholder Mismanagement (Steve Jones and Tim Kerr); Case study 2.1: Big Church Day Out; Case study 2.2: Shakedown; Ch 3 Managing Event Stakeholders (Claire Drakeley); Case study 3.1: Public sector engagement programme; Case study 3.2: Cultural venue for technology product launch; Ch 4 Adding Fuel to the ‘Fyre’ (Leila-Jane Edwards & Nikki McGavin); Case 4.1: A Critical Analysis of Vestiville; Ch 5 Safety in Numbers (Claire Drakeley and Tim Brown); Case study 5.1: Chester Christmas Parades; Case study 5.2: City of Lights; Ch 6 VIP Hospitality Packages – Style over Substance? (Jonathan Fry); Case study 6.1: Fyre Festival; Ch 7 Don’t Believe the Hype? (Peter Vlachos) Case study 7.1: Monster Jam; Case study 7.2: Monstrous Festival; Case study 7.3: Fyre Festival; Ch 8 The Hope and Glory Festival (Laura Dixon and Lindsey Gaston); Case study 8.1: The Hope and Glory Music Festival; Ch 9 What a Waste! (Joo-Ee Gan, Brian Low and Benjamin Wong Tziak Ze); Case study 9.1: SEA Games, August 2017; Ch 10 Mishap in Macao (Ubaldino Sequeira Couto and Weng Si Lei); Case study 10.1: Accident at the 2018 Macau Grand Prix; Ch 11 Running the Risk (Clare Lade);Case study 11.1: Bushfires at the Kimberley Ultramarathon; Index

Table of contents

Preface; Ch 1 Learning from Events Mismanagement (Phil Higson); Ch 2 Stakeholder Mismanagement (Steve Jones and Tim Kerr); Case study 2.1: Big Church Day Out; Case study 2.2: Shakedown; Ch 3 Managing Event Stakeholders (Claire Drakeley); Case study 3.1: Public sector engagement programme; Case study 3.2: Cultural venue for technology product launch; Ch 4 Adding Fuel to the ‘Fyre’ (Leila-Jane Edwards & Nikki McGavin); Case 4.1: A Critical Analysis of Vestiville; Ch 5 Safety in Numbers (Claire Drakeley and Tim Brown); Case study 5.1: Chester Christmas Parades; Case study 5.2: City of Lights; Ch 6 VIP Hospitality Packages – Style over Substance? (Jonathan Fry); Case study 6.1: Fyre Festival; Ch 7 Don’t Believe the Hype? (Peter Vlachos) Case study 7.1: Monster Jam; Case study 7.2: Monstrous Festival; Case study 7.3: Fyre Festival; Ch 8 The Hope and Glory Festival (Laura Dixon and Lindsey Gaston); Case study 8.1: The Hope and Glory Music Festival; Ch 9 What a Waste! (Joo-Ee Gan, Brian Low and Benjamin Wong Tziak Ze); Case study 9.1: SEA Games, August 2017; Ch 10 Mishap in Macao (Ubaldino Sequeira Couto and Weng Si Lei); Case study 10.1: Accident at the 2018 Macau Grand Prix; Ch 11 Running the Risk (Clare Lade);Case study 11.1: Bushfires at the Kimberley Ultramarathon; Index

About the authors

Tim Brown is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer for Events Management and is also the Senior University Teaching Fellow for Chester Business School, UK. Phil Higson is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and former Head of Tourism and Events Management at Chester Business School. Lindsey Gaston is Senior Lecturer in Events Management at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Table of contents

Preface; Ch 1 Learning from Events Mismanagement (Phil Higson); Ch 2 Stakeholder Mismanagement (Steve Jones and Tim Kerr); Case study 2.1: Big Church Day Out; Case study 2.2: Shakedown; Ch 3 Managing Event Stakeholders (Claire Drakeley); Case study 3.1: Public sector engagement programme; Case study 3.2: Cultural venue for technology product launch; Ch 4 Adding Fuel to the ‘Fyre’ (Leila-Jane Edwards & Nikki McGavin); Case 4.1: A Critical Analysis of Vestiville; Ch 5 Safety in Numbers (Claire Drakeley and Tim Brown); Case study 5.1: Chester Christmas Parades; Case study 5.2: City of Lights; Ch 6 VIP Hospitality Packages – Style over Substance? (Jonathan Fry); Case study 6.1: Fyre Festival; Ch 7 Don’t Believe the Hype? (Peter Vlachos) Case study 7.1: Monster Jam; Case study 7.2: Monstrous Festival; Case study 7.3: Fyre Festival; Ch 8 The Hope and Glory Festival (Laura Dixon and Lindsey Gaston); Case study 8.1: The Hope and Glory Music Festival; Ch 9 What a Waste! (Joo-Ee Gan, Brian Low and Benjamin Wong Tziak Ze); Case study 9.1: SEA Games, August 2017; Ch 10 Mishap in Macao (Ubaldino Sequeira Couto and Weng Si Lei); Case study 10.1: Accident at the 2018 Macau Grand Prix; Ch 11 Running the Risk (Clare Lade);Case study 11.1: Bushfires at the Kimberley Ultramarathon; Index

About the authors

Tim Brown is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer for Events Management and is also the Senior University Teaching Fellow for Chester Business School, UK. Phil Higson is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and former Head of Tourism and Events Management at Chester Business School. Lindsey Gaston is Senior Lecturer in Events Management at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Sample files

Contents, preface and copyright.pdf

Chapter 1.pdf
Chapter 2.pdf
Chapter 3.pdf
Chapter 4.pdf
Chapter 5.pdf
Chapter 6.pdf
Chapter 7.pdf
Chapter 8.pdf
Chapter 9.pdf
Chapter 10.pdf
Chapter 11.pdf

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