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Sport events and community development: resident considerations and community goals

Sport events and community development: resident considerations and community goals The purpose of this paper was to provide a discussion on using sport events for community development through the lenses of community development theories and perceived event impacts.Design/methodology/approachThe nature of the paper was not based on a specific methodology or design, rather on a review of relevant studies that aim to support strategies of how to develop a community through the hosting of sport events utilizing community development theories.FindingsThe review revealed that the profile of the community could influence the use of asset or needs-based community theory to achieve community development goals associated with hosting certain size of sport events.Originality/valueThe combination of community development theories with the literature in sport event impacts and legacies provides a novel approach to the discussion of community development through sport events. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Emerald Publishing

Sport events and community development: resident considerations and community goals

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1464-6668
DOI
10.1108/ijsms-05-2020-0082
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to provide a discussion on using sport events for community development through the lenses of community development theories and perceived event impacts.Design/methodology/approachThe nature of the paper was not based on a specific methodology or design, rather on a review of relevant studies that aim to support strategies of how to develop a community through the hosting of sport events utilizing community development theories.FindingsThe review revealed that the profile of the community could influence the use of asset or needs-based community theory to achieve community development goals associated with hosting certain size of sport events.Originality/valueThe combination of community development theories with the literature in sport event impacts and legacies provides a novel approach to the discussion of community development through sport events.

Journal

International Journal of Sports Marketing and SponsorshipEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 5, 2020

Keywords: Sport events; Impacts; Legacy; Asset-based community development; Resident needs

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