Festival stakeholder roles: Concepts and case studies

Getz, Donald, Andersson, Tommy and Larson, Mia (2007) Festival stakeholder roles: Concepts and case studies. Event Management, 10 2: 103-122.

Author Getz, Donald
Andersson, Tommy
Larson, Mia
Title Festival stakeholder roles: Concepts and case studies
Journal name Event Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1525-9951
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 103
End page 122
Total pages 20
Place of publication Elmsford, N.Y.
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corp
Language eng
Subject 150603 Tourism Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Abstract In this exploratory research, multiple case studies of various types of festivals in two countries reveal how festival managers work with stakeholders and who they are. Stakeholders' roles are categorized as regulator, facilitator, coproducer, supplier, collaborator, audience, and the impacted, and the results show clearly that key stakeholders take multiple roles affecting the organization. Practical implications are drawn for event managers regarding the identification, evaluation, and management of stakeholder relationships. Drawing on resource dependency and stakeholder theories, a conceptual model is presented that illustrates the conclusion that festivals and events are produced within and by a set of managed stakeholder relationships. Recommendations are made for development of this line of research and theory building.
Keyword Festival management
Stakeholder theory
Network theory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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