Hosting mega events: Londoners' support of the 2012 Olympics

Pappas, Nikolaos (2014) Hosting mega events: Londoners' support of the 2012 Olympics. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management, 21. pp. 10-17. ISSN 1447-6770

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Mega event successes are considerably dependant on the host community’s support, even if its planning and development allow little input from local residents. This study examines the use of a structural model to access key factors of residents’ perceptions for the 2012 London Olympics. The findings reveal that community support is influenced by perceptions of the positive and negative impacts, and community participation. They also indicate the importance of the Olympics’ perceived positive and negative impacts, whilst the willingness of support is directly and indirectly connected with the community’s participation in decision making. Moreover, the study presents the extent of perceived impacts and community participation to local support through the use of a model. Finally, it discusses theoretical and managerial aspects for mega event planning and development.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2014.02.001
Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Keywords: Tourism; Support; Olympics; Perceived impacts; Community participation
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism
Depositing User: Nikolaos Pappas
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 19:28
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:18


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