The "festival size pyramid" in three Norwegian festival populations

Andersson, Tommy D., Getz, Donald and Mykletun, Reidar (2013) The "festival size pyramid" in three Norwegian festival populations. Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, 14 2: 81-103. doi:10.1080/15470148.2013.782258

Author Andersson, Tommy D.
Getz, Donald
Mykletun, Reidar
Title The "festival size pyramid" in three Norwegian festival populations
Journal name Journal of Convention and Event Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1547-0148
Publication date 2013-05
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15470148.2013.782258
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 81
End page 103
Total pages 23
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract The importance and definition of festival size is first considered. Then data on whole festival populations in three Norwegian counties are analyzed. The analysis reveals a clear pattern in all three counties that is termed the "festival size pyramid" in which the base consists of a large number of small, recurring festivals, and the apex includes only a few, large festivals. Size and age are significantly correlated, with medium and larger festivals being older. A number of other statistically significant relationships are revealed, notably between size and growth orientation. Organizational ecology provides a theoretical frame for interpreting the results, especially age and density dependence and niche theory. In the conclusions, theory development is emphasized through the advancement of propositions. There are also managerial implications highlighted for those seeking to create and manage portfolios of events.
Keyword Age
Festival populations
Oorganizational ecology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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