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Guest editorial for JHTI Vol 4 Issue 2 2021

Guest editorial for JHTI Vol 4 Issue 2 2021 Guest editorial Guest editorial Contemporary issues in event management [1] Welcome to the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights’ (JHTI) special issue on Event Management Research: a tribute to Dr Mathilda van Niekerk. Dr Mathilda van Niekerk and I were the founding editors of JHTI. She was also the managing editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM). I tried to acknowledge and reflect her contributions to both journals as well as her personality and approach to research in my editorials (Okumus, 2020a, b). While launching JHTI and working with her, she made sure that JHTI’s first editorial board was diverse (e.g. more than 50% of female representation) and international. We would support junior researchers and scholars from developing countries and regions, particularly from Africa. She was always excited and happy to receive submissions to JHTI (and also IJCHM) in event management. After Mathilda’s passing in August 2019, Dr Jeannie Hahm, Dr Karin Weber, Prof. Don Getz and Prof. Rhodri Thomas kindly agreed to guest edit a special issue in event management research as a tribute to her. In addition to being Mathilda’s close friends, our guest editors are leading scholars in the event management field and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2514-9792
DOI
10.1108/jhti-05-2021-235
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Abstract

Guest editorial Guest editorial Contemporary issues in event management [1] Welcome to the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights’ (JHTI) special issue on Event Management Research: a tribute to Dr Mathilda van Niekerk. Dr Mathilda van Niekerk and I were the founding editors of JHTI. She was also the managing editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM). I tried to acknowledge and reflect her contributions to both journals as well as her personality and approach to research in my editorials (Okumus, 2020a, b). While launching JHTI and working with her, she made sure that JHTI’s first editorial board was diverse (e.g. more than 50% of female representation) and international. We would support junior researchers and scholars from developing countries and regions, particularly from Africa. She was always excited and happy to receive submissions to JHTI (and also IJCHM) in event management. After Mathilda’s passing in August 2019, Dr Jeannie Hahm, Dr Karin Weber, Prof. Don Getz and Prof. Rhodri Thomas kindly agreed to guest edit a special issue in event management research as a tribute to her. In addition to being Mathilda’s close friends, our guest editors are leading scholars in the event management field and

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism InsightsEmerald Publishing

Published: May 14, 2021

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