The book examines the different aspects of events management. It is divided into three parts. The first part provides an introductory outline of the historical developments and current state of the industry, while also taking into account wider political and cultural issues. The second part of the book concentrates on practical operations management, including planning, project management, marketing, human resource management, health and safety, logistics and funding. Finally, the third part covers critical issues such as impacts, sustainability and legacy of events. Each chapter contains case studies from around the world and review questions, ensuring that the book is a useful learning tool and provides a current and up-to-date view of the industry in this increasingly popular field of study. The publication is designed for students and practitioners in the event sector and has been developed so that readers are able to understand theory and concepts presented through applied examples.
This is a core text for all those on Sport Management and Sports Studies courses. It examines both traditional business elements and the new functional areas of management in sport. Key chapters on marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and event management are included, and the book as a whole provides a critical understanding of the complex and dynamic relationship between sport, business and management. The reader is supported through accessible theoretical explanation, real-life examples and case studies, learning activities and guidance on further study.
Operations Management in the Travel Industry provides a broad, in-depth coverage of the knowledge and skills necessary for effective and successful management, including finance, marketing, individual and corporate social responsibility, meeting customer expectations and managing, motivating and retaining employees. Using both theory and real world case studies, it describes the commercial realities of the sector in relation to decision making and business outcomes, with practical consideration given to balancing the needs of a commercial business to drive forward innovation and increase profitability for investors. This book is the prescribed text for the Foundation Degree in Travel Operations Management, and will also be useful to industry practitioners and students in a range of related courses at all levels.
The world's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate, and with disastrous consequences. Demand for wood and paper products ranks high amongst the causes of deforestation and forest degradation, and is now the major cause of loss in those forests richest in wildlife. There is a great deal to be done to improve the timber industry before our forests are safely and sustainably managed. Bad Harvest presents an incisive account of the role that the timber trade has played in the loss and degradation of forests around the world. It examines the environmental consequences of the trade on boreal, temporal and tropical regions, and its impacts for local people working and living in the forests. I...