Festival management studies : Developing a framework and priorities for comparative and cross-cultural research

Getz, Donald, Andersson, Tommy and Carlsen, Jack (2010) Festival management studies : Developing a framework and priorities for comparative and cross-cultural research. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 1 1: 29-59. doi:10.1108/17852951011029298


Author Getz, Donald
Andersson, Tommy
Carlsen, Jack
Title Festival management studies : Developing a framework and priorities for comparative and cross-cultural research
Journal name International Journal of Event and Festival Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1758-2954
1758-2962
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/17852951011029298
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 59
Total pages 30
Place of publication Bingley, England, U. K.
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop both a systematic framework and priorities for comparative and cross-cultural festival management studies, based on literature review and results of a four-country study. Design/methodology/approach - This research is based on four samples of festivals in Sweden, Norway, UK, and Australia that are systematically compared. The survey is designed to profile the festivals in terms of vision/mandate, ownership, age, size, assets, venues used, decision-making structure, and programs. Costs and revenues are examined in some detail, including trends in each category. Festivals' use of volunteers and sponsors are specifically addressed. Levels of dependence on a number of types of stakeholders and other strategic management issues are also explored. Respondents are also asked to respond to statements regarding challenges and threats to their festival and organization. Findings - The empirical research identifies important similarities and differences that exist within the UK, Sweden, Norway, and Australia, by three ownership types, in how festivals are organized, their operations and strategies, stakeholder influences and dependencies, threats, and strategies. Research limitations/implications - In the recommended framework are five components: antecedents; planning and management; planned event experiences and meanings; outcomes and the impacted and dynamic patterns; and processes. Specific points of comparison are enumerated within each component, foundation theories and concepts are identified, and some research priorities suggested for each. Originality/value - The framework developed in this paper can help advance both the process and applications of comparative festival studies.[PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
Keyword Cross cultural studies
Festivals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Created: Wed, 19 Oct 2011, 11:37:13 EST by Donald Getz on behalf of School of Tourism