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Sport events and community development: resident considerations and community goals

Kyriaki (Kiki) Kaplanidou (Sport Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA)

International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

ISSN: 1464-6668

Article publication date: 5 September 2020

Issue publication date: 27 March 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

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/approach

The 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.

Findings

The 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/value

The 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.

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Citation

Kaplanidou, K.(K). (2021), "Sport events and community development: resident considerations and community goals", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-05-2020-0082

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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